The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time Begins Previews on Broadway
The concept of West End hits transferring to Broadway is no new concept! Having begun in the 1980’s with larger musical spectaculars such as Cats, Les Miserables and The Phantom of the Opera, this “tradition” has continued today as many brand new musicals and plays begin across the pond in London and then make their way here. This season, London’s brand new award-winning Best Play comes to Broadway in a modern spectacular production set to thrill Broadway audiences. Today, Luner on Theatre brings you the exciting news that The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time begins previews on Broadway tonight!
The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time is a play written by Simon Stephens. It tells the story of 15-year-old Christopher, who is accused for the death of neighbors dog. Despite having an extraordinary brain and being extremely intelligent, Christopher is not best equipped for everyday life and what it may bring. He sets out on a mission to discover the true culprit which leads him to an earth-shattering discovering on a journey that will change his life forever.
The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time begins previews tonight on Broadway at The Ethel Barrymore Theatre. The show is set to officially open on October 5th, 2014. The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time premiered at the National’s Cottesloe Theatre in 2012. Following a sold-out run there, the production transferred to London’s West End Apollo Theatre where it played until December 2013. The production was nominated for several Olivier Awards and went on to win seven, including Best New Play. A photo from the original London production is above.
Making his Broadway debut, Alex Sharp (Pictured Left), a recent Juliard graduate, leads the cast on Broadway appearing as Christopher John Francis Boone the plays main character. Other leading cast members include The cast also includes Ian Barford who stars as Ed, Tony nominee Helen Carey who stars as Mrs. Alexander, Francesca Faridany who stars as Siobhan and Enid Graham who stars as Judy. The ensemble will include Jocelyn Bioh, Mercedes Herrero, Richard Hollis, Ben Horner and David Manis. It should also be noted that Taylor Trensch is set to appear as Christopher at certain performances.
Helming the production in its Broadway bow is Tony Award winner Marianne Elliott (Pictured Right). Scott Graham and Steven Hoggett provide movement for the production. The rest of the creative team includes three-time Olivier Award winner Bunny Christie as production designer, Tony Award winner Paule Constable as lighting designer and Ian Dickinson as sound designer. Finn Ross is video designer and Adrian Sutton as composed original music for the production. Casting for the production is provided by Daniel Swee and Cindy Tolan.
In an interview about the production, Sharp talked about the importance of the production to him on both a personal and professional level.
“It’s one of my mother’s favorite books. It’s an incredible book… It spoke to me then, and it speaks to me, obviously, now.”
I am so incredibly excited for Curious Incident to finally be arriving on Broadway! I remember first looking into this production during its London run and was incredibly excited about it. Its new, fresh and looks like a stellar production for our time. It’s extremely modern with a brand new production design that is sure to win over audiences. It’s story also comes from a classic book many love, adore and know. I absolutely plan on seeing Curious Incident during its Broadway premiere and cannot wait to see what this production holds in store!
The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time begins previews tonight on Broadway! Head on over to 47th street and The Barrymore Theatre to experience London’s award-winning Best New Play making it’s U.S. premiere! Trust me folks, this is not one to miss. For more information, visit The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time on Broadway’s Official Website, Facebook Page or Twitter Account. And of course, check out the rest of Luner on Theatre for all your theatre news you don’t only need but want to know and so much more!