‘Doubt’ looks like sure thing

Good B'way buzz shadows 'Doubt'

The reviews don’t come out until Wednesday, but buzz on the Rialto already picks John Patrick Shanley’s “Doubt” to make the move to Broadway.

The play about a nun who suspects a priest of sexual misconduct opens tonight at the Manhattan Theater Club with Brian F. O’Byrne and Cherry Jones in the lead roles. Doug Hughes, who took “Frozen” from Off Broadway to Broadway last season, directs.

If Shanley’s “Doubt” makes it to Broadway, it would be the prolific scribe’s first Broadway credit. He won an Oscar for his “Moonstruck” screenplay.

Theaters are scarce for the spring, but the Lyceum looks free as soon as the limited engagement of “Whoopi” departs there. It is skedded to close Jan. 30.

Producer Carole Shorenstein Hays, who recently came to the rescue of “Gem of the Ocean,” holds commercial rights to “Doubt.” She took over as a lead producer of the August Wilson play when the production fell about $1 million short of its $2.3 million capitalization. “Gem” opens Dec. 6 on Broadway.

More Legit

  • Skintight review

    Off Broadway Review: ‘Skintight’ With Idina Menzel

    The reviews don’t come out until Wednesday, but buzz on the Rialto already picks John Patrick Shanley’s “Doubt” to make the move to Broadway. The play about a nun who suspects a priest of sexual misconduct opens tonight at the Manhattan Theater Club with Brian F. O’Byrne and Cherry Jones in the lead roles. Doug […]

  • Sugar in Our Wounds

    Off Broadway Review: ‘Sugar in Our Wounds’

    The reviews don’t come out until Wednesday, but buzz on the Rialto already picks John Patrick Shanley’s “Doubt” to make the move to Broadway. The play about a nun who suspects a priest of sexual misconduct opens tonight at the Manhattan Theater Club with Brian F. O’Byrne and Cherry Jones in the lead roles. Doug […]

  • SPRINGSTEEN ON BROADWAY

    Bruce Springsteen Condemns Trump's 'Inhumane' Border Policy During Broadway Show

    The reviews don’t come out until Wednesday, but buzz on the Rialto already picks John Patrick Shanley’s “Doubt” to make the move to Broadway. The play about a nun who suspects a priest of sexual misconduct opens tonight at the Manhattan Theater Club with Brian F. O’Byrne and Cherry Jones in the lead roles. Doug […]

  • Kenya Barris and Pharrell Williams

    Kenya Barris, Pharrell Williams to Collaborate on Juneteenth Stage Musical

    The reviews don’t come out until Wednesday, but buzz on the Rialto already picks John Patrick Shanley’s “Doubt” to make the move to Broadway. The play about a nun who suspects a priest of sexual misconduct opens tonight at the Manhattan Theater Club with Brian F. O’Byrne and Cherry Jones in the lead roles. Doug […]

  • BD Wong

    Stagecraft Podcast: BD Wong Talks Basketball in Beijing, Dinosaurs and Batman

    The reviews don’t come out until Wednesday, but buzz on the Rialto already picks John Patrick Shanley’s “Doubt” to make the move to Broadway. The play about a nun who suspects a priest of sexual misconduct opens tonight at the Manhattan Theater Club with Brian F. O’Byrne and Cherry Jones in the lead roles. Doug […]

  • Michael Jackson Musical Coming to Broadway

    Michael Jackson Musical Coming to Broadway in 2020

    The reviews don’t come out until Wednesday, but buzz on the Rialto already picks John Patrick Shanley’s “Doubt” to make the move to Broadway. The play about a nun who suspects a priest of sexual misconduct opens tonight at the Manhattan Theater Club with Brian F. O’Byrne and Cherry Jones in the lead roles. Doug […]

  • Watch Tom Hanks Vamp on Stage

    Watch Tom Hanks Vamp on Stage to Calm His 'Henry IV' Audience

    The reviews don’t come out until Wednesday, but buzz on the Rialto already picks John Patrick Shanley’s “Doubt” to make the move to Broadway. The play about a nun who suspects a priest of sexual misconduct opens tonight at the Manhattan Theater Club with Brian F. O’Byrne and Cherry Jones in the lead roles. Doug […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content