Tyne Daly Drops Out of Broadway's “Doubt” Days After Performances Begin Due to 'Unexpected Hospitalization'

Daly is "expected to make a full recovery," a press release said

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Tyna Daly

Tyne Daly will no longer be starring in the upcoming Broadway production of Doubt after experiencing an undisclosed health-related issue.

The 77-year-old Emmy Award-winning actress was set to star as Sister Aloysius in the revival of John Patrick Shanley’s Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning play Doubt: A Parable, directed by Tony Award nominee Scott Ellis.

On Tuesday, PEOPLE confirmed that a recent hospitalization has caused Daly to withdraw from the role of the principal who grows suspicious of a priest at an all-boys Catholic school in the Bronx.

The first preview performance on Feb. 2 was canceled. The second on Feb. 3 featured Tony nominee Isabel Keating as Sister Aloysius, who will star until Amy Ryan steps in on Feb. 13.

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Tyne Daly, Amy Ryan

“With respect and admiration for Tyne, we wish her the best and a quick recovery. 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,” Ellis, 66, said in a statement.

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Daly had not performed in the role at all, a press release said. She was hospitalized on Friday, therefore, show organizers canceled the first preview held on that day.

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“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 release continued.

PEOPLE has reached out to a rep for Daly for more information.

The play also stars Liev Schreiber as Father Flynn, a priest who may be harboring a dark secret, Quincy Tyler Bernstine as Mrs. Muller, and Zoe Kazan as Sister James.

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Doubt: A Parable will have its official opening on March 7 at the Todd Haimes Theatre on Broadway. Tickets can be purchased online at, or in person at a Roundabout box office.

The 2008 film adaptation starred Meryl Streep and Philip Seymour Hoffman.

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Tyna Daly

Daly’s career has spanned six decades. In addition to her six Emmy wins, she has also earned a Tony Award and is a member of the American Theatre Hall of Fame. She is best known for her work on Cagney & Lacey and Judging Amy. Daly has appeared in several Broadway shows, including credits for a revival of Gypsy, Rabbit Hole and Mothers and Sons.

Ryan, 55, also has a history with Roundabout Theatre Company productions for her past performances in A Streetcar Named Desire and Uncle Vanya. She has an Oscar nomination for Gone Baby Gone and played Holly Flax in The Office.

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