Tyne Daly was unexpectedly hospitalized on Friday and has withdrawn from her starring role in the Broadway revival of Doubt. She’ll be replaced by Amy Ryan.
The news was announced this afternoon by the Roundabout Theatre Company. No reason was given for Daly’s hospitalization, but the company said she is expected to make a full recovery.
“Ms. Daly was unexpectedly hospitalized on Friday and unfortunately needs to withdraw from the production while she receives medical care; she is thankfully expected to make a full recovery,” the announcement states.
“With respect and admiration for Tyne, we wish her the best and a quick recovery,” said director Scott Ellis. “We are grateful that Amy Ryan said yes – in a quick minute – to join our company and take on the role of ‘Sister Aloysius.’ We deeply appreciate Isabel Keating, who remarkably stepped in with a day of rehearsal and allowed us to get the production up on its feet during this first week of performances.”
Ryan will step into the role of Sister Aloysius in the revival of the John Patrick Shanley play. Liev Schreiber co-stars as “Father Flynn,” Quincy Tyler Bernstine as “Mrs. Muller,” and Zoe Kazan as “Sister James.”
Ryan’s first performance in will be Tuesday, February 13. For performances through Sunday, February 11, the role will be played by understudy Keating (The Boy From Oz).
Opening night now is Thursday, March 7, a week later than the February 29 opening initially planned (previews started February 3). The limited engagement runs through Sunday, April 14 at the Todd Haimes Theatre.
Deadline has reached out to Roundabout for additional details.
Ryan, perhaps best known for her role in The Office, recently starred opposite Joaquin Phoenix in Ari Aster’s Beau Is Afraid for A24, and was nominated for a SAG Award as part of the Only Murders In The Building ensemble alongside Steve Martin, Martin Short, and Selena Gomez. She’ll next star opposite Colin Farrell in the Apple TV+ limited series Sugar in April, and opposite George Clooney and Brad Pitt in Jon Watts’ Wolves, which Sony Pictures will release on September 20.
On stage, Ryan was nominated for two Tony Awards for her performances in A Streetcar Named Desire and Uncle Vanya – both Roundabout Theatre Company productions. She won the Obie Award for her performance in Love, Love, Love, and starred in On The Mountain and Lisa D’Amour’s acclaimed play Detroit, directed by Anne Kauffman.
A six-time Emmy Award winner, Daly co-starred with Sharon Gless in the 1980s cop drama Cagney & Lacey, and featured in the legal drama Judging Amy (1999-2005).
Daly won a Tony Award for her 1989 starring role in the Broadway revival of Gypsy, and was Tony-nominated for performances in Rabbit Hole (2006) and Mothers and Sons (2014). She played Maria Callas, both on Broadway and in London’s West End, in Terrence McNally’s play Master Class (2011–12).