John Patrick Shanley’s “Doubt,” winner of both the Pulitzer Prize and the 2005 Tony award for best play, will complete its Broadway run July 2.
The drama will have played 525 performances and 25 previews at the Walter Kerr Theater, making it the fifth longest running play on Broadway in the past 10 years. The production also collected Tonys for lead actress Cherry Jones, featured actress Adriane Lenox and director Doug Hughes.
Current cast of Eileen Atkins, Ron Eldard, Jena Malone and Lenox have extended their contracts by a few weeks for the July closing.
Jones, who originally starred alongside Brian F. O’Byrne, will headline a national tour of “Doubt,” starting in September at the Ahmanson Theater in Los Angeles.
Shanley’s play premiered at Manhattan Theater Club’s Off Broadway space at City Center in November 2004 and played 101 performances through Jan. 30, 2005. The production began perfs on Broadway at the Walter Kerr on March 9, 2005, with its official opening on March 31.
The closing of “Doubt” and of Lisa Kron’s “Well” on Sunday leaves Broadway without a single new American play. The Rialto recently has been colonized by trans-Atlantic imports, including “The History Boys,” “The Lieutenant of Inishmore” and “Shining City.”