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Zoe Kazan

The Brightest Light On Broadway: Zoe Kazan

The actress returns to the stage in John Patrick Shanley’s Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning play, Doubt, alongside Liev Schreiber and Amy Ryan

When she read that the Roundabout announced a Broadway revival of John Patrick Shanley’s Doubt, Zoe Kazan (The Big Sick) felt a light bulb flash. (The play won the Pulitzer and the Tony in 2005; three years later, Meryl Streep and Philip Seymour Hoffman starred in a film adaptation.) “I immediately called my agents and said, ‘If they’re seeing people for Sister James’”—the role played by Amy Adams in the film—“‘Please ask if I can audition,’” Kazan recalls. “I just had this gut reaction. I had to be a part of this. I needed to play this role and be in a room with these people.”