Former ‘ER’ Star Maura Tierney Headed To The Theater

Former “ER” star Maura Tierney is headed to the stage.

The actress, who dropped out of NBC drama “Parenthood” last year in order to undergo treatment for breast cancer, will appear in the play “North Atlantic,” Variety reported.

The play – about a peacekeeping group in the North Atlantic on an aircraft carrier — will also star “Burn After Reading” actress Frances McDormand.

“North Atlantic” will run in Los Angeles from February 10-21 and in New York, from March 10 – April 25.

The Wooster Group will produce the show.

On Sunday, Maura’s former “Parenthood” co-executive producer, Jason Katims, updated reporters on the actress’ condition.

“She’s doing well… She’s doing really good,” he told reporters at NBC’s Television Critics Association panel for “Parenthood.” “She’s in treatment and I spoke to her a few weeks ago and she’s doing good.”

As previously reported on, last September, an NBC rep announced that Maura would be exiting “Parenthood” as she continued to undergo treatment for breast cancer. Show production had previously been postponed to allow for the star’s medical evaluation. Lauren Graham, formerly of “Gilmore Girls,” was later cast in the role.

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