NEW YORK — Tyne Daly was unexpectedly hospitalized the day she was set to take the stage in the Broadway revival of “Doubt” and she has since bowed out of the production.
Oscar and two-time Tony Award-nominee Amy Ryan has been tapped to take on the role of Sister Aloysius in the Scott Ellis-helmed production, the Roundabout Theatre Company announced Tuesday.
“Ms. Daly was unexpectedly hospitalized on Friday and unfortunately needs to withdraw from the production while she receives medical care,” the company said.
No reason was given for Daly’s hospitalization, but Roundabout said the 77-year-old “Cagney & Lacey” star is expected to make a full recovery.
Understudy Isabel Keating stepped into her role over the weekend and will continue performances through Feb. 11. Ryan’s first performance is scheduled for Feb. 13.
“With respect and admiration for Tyne, we wish her the best and a quick recovery,” said 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, who starred in the movie “Gone Baby Gone” and TV shows including “The Office” and “The Wire,” was last seen on Broadway in 2005’s production of Tennessee Williams’ “A Streetcar Named Desire.”
She joins her “Doubt” co-stars Liev Schreiber (as Father Flynn), Quincy Tyler Bernstine (Mrs. Muller) and Zoe Kazan (Sister James) in the new production, which is now set to officially open March 7, a week later than originally planned.
The limited engagement runs through April 14 at the newly renamed Todd Haimes Theatre.