The producers gave no reason for Carroll's departure, but the actress explained her decision in a statement to Playbill.com Sunday.
"The pace of filming movies and TV projects is quite different than the extensive amount of time preparing and appearing 'live' on Broadway eight times a week. I enjoyed working with Scott Rudin, Denzel Washington, Kenny Leon and an amazing cast and I wish them well," Carroll said in a statement.
The play is to begin performances March 8 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre and opening night is set for April 3. The 14-week limited engagement is scheduled to run through June 15.
Jackson made her Broadway debut in the revival of August Wilson's "Joe Turner's Come and Gone." Her off-Broadway credits include "Love, Loss and What I Wore," "Casanova," "For Colored Girls..." and "Spell No. 7." She has also appeared in the films "Mothers and Daughters," "Bolden!," "Blackout," "Freedomland," "The Fighting Temptations," "U.S. Marshalls," "Lone Star," "Losing Isaiah," "When A Man Loves a Woman," "Sleepless in Seattle," "Lorenzo's Oil," "Fried Green Tomatoes" and "Malcolm X."