Alexander Sharp & More to Star in CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME on Broadway; Full Casting Announced
Casting has been announced for the National Theatre production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, the acclaimed new play by Simon Stephens, adapted from Mark Haddon's best-selling novel, directed by Tony Award-winner Marianne Elliott.
The cast will star Juilliard graduate Alexander Sharp in his Broadway debut as Christopher, Ian Barford (August: Osage County) as Ed, Helen Carey (London Assurance, Tony nomination and Theatre World Award) as Mrs. Alexander, Francesca Faridany (The 39 Steps) as Siobhan and Enid Graham (The Constant Wife) as Judy. The ensemble includes Jocelyn Bioh (An Octoroon at Soho Rep), Mercedes Herrero (The Laramie Project and its sequel), Richard Hollis (Hit-Lit at Queens Theatre), Ben Horner (War Horse) and David Manis (War Horse). Taylor Trensch (Matilda the Musical) will play Christopher at certain performances.
THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME will begin performances on Wednesday, September 10 and officially open on Sunday, October 5 at the Barrymore Theatre on Broadway (243 West 47th Street).
THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME transferred to London's West End, following a sold-out run at the National's Cottesloe Theatre in 2012. The production received seven 2013 Olivier Awards, including Best New Play.
Fifteen-year old Christopher has an extraordinary brain; he is exceptionally intelligent but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. When he falls under suspicion for killing his neighbor's dog, he sets out to identify the true culprit, which leads to an earth-shattering discovery and a journey that will change his life forever.
The production is designed by three-time Olivier Award-winner Bunny Christie, with lighting by Tony Award-winner Paule Constable, video design by FinnRoss, movement by Scott Graham and Steven Hoggett for Frantic Assembly, music by Adrian Sutton and sound by Ian Dickinson for Autograph. Casting is by Daniel Swee and Cindy Tolan.
The play will be produced on Broadway by Stuart Thompson, Tim Levy for NT America, Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures Inc., Nick Starr and Chris Harper for NT Productions, Bob Boyett, Roger Berlind, Scott M. Delman, Roy Furman, Glass Half Full Productions, Ruth Hendel, Jon B. Platt, Prime Number Group, Scott Rudin, Triple Play Broadway and The Shubert Organization.
Mark Haddon's novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time was published in 2003. It was the winner of more than 17 literary awards, including prizes in the US, Japan, Holland and Italy as well as the Whitbread Book of the Year Award in the UK in 2004, and has been translated into 44 languages.
THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME will offer over 50 tickets at $27 for every performance. Tickets are now on sale by phone 212-239-6200, or online at www.Telecharge.com.
IAN BARFORD (Ed). Steppenwolf ensemble member. Broadway: August: Osage County (original company) also at the National in London. The Rise and Fall of Little Voice (Outer Circle nomination). Also in NY, Love Song at 59E59. Numerous Steppenwolf appearances including: The March (Joseph Jefferson nomination),August: Osage County, The Birthday Party, Betrayal, Endgame, Detroit, Three Days of Rain, The Libertine, As I Lay Dying, Berlin Circle and many others. In Los Angeles: The Weir, God's Man In Texas, Take Me Out at the Geffen Playhouse. Dead End (with the late Nicky Martin) at the Ahmanson. Many TV appearances. Film: Shreveport (2014), Return to Sender (2014), The Last Rites Of Joe May, Road to Perdition, 13 Going On 30.
JOCELYN BIOH (Ensemble) was born and raised in New York City. Off Broadway: An Octoroon (Soho Rep, World Premiere,) SEED (Classical Theater of Harlem, World Premiere,) Neighbors (The Public Theater, World Premiere.) Regional: BootyCandy (Wilma Theater,) Marcus; or the Secret of Sweet (City Theatre.) Various Workshops at: Soho Rep, The Public Theater, The Lark, Hi-Arts NYC, Arena Stages, Eugene O'Neill Center. TV: "Louie" (FX,) "One Life to Live" (ABC,) CoverGirl Spokesmodel (National Commercial/Print Ads.) B.A in English and Theatre from The Ohio State University, M.F.A in Theatre - Playwriting from Columbia University. Twitter/Instagram: @Jjbioh
HELEN CAREY (Mrs. Alexander) Broadway credits: Pygmalion, Hedda Gabler, London Assurance (for which she received a Tony nomination and Theatre World Award). Regional credits: Arena Stage- Long Day's Journey into Night, Other Desert Cities, Noises Off. The Shakespeare Theatre Company- Major Barbara (Helen Hayes Award), The Persians, Antony and Cleopatra, Macbeth. The Guthrie Theater- Death of a Salesman, The Cherry Orchard. The Stratford Festival Theatre, Canada- Arms and the Man, The School for Scandal. The Abbey Theatre, Dublin- All My Sons (Irish Times/ESB nomination). Film credits: Julie & Julia, The Next Three Days, 21, Little Children. TV credits- "The Good Wife," "Brotherhood," "American Embassy," "Law & Order."
FRANCESCA FARIDANY (Siobhan) Broadway: Macbeth, Man and Boy, The 39 Steps, The Homecoming. Off-Broadway: The NY Idea, Orlando, The Stronger. Regional highlights: 2013 Helen Hayes Best Actress award winner for Strange Interlude (Shakespeare Theatre, DC), Julia in Albee's A Delicate Balance (McCarter), title role in her own adaptation of Arthur Schnitzler's Fräulein Else (Sundance Theater Lab, Berkeley Rep., La Jolla, Long Wharf, McCarter Theaters), Narrator in the Sitwell/Walton Façade (Caramoor Music Festival), Cassandra in Agamemnon opposite Tyne Daly (Getty Villa, Malibu) and the many productions with director Stephen Wadsworth: As You Like It, The Oresteia, Don Juan, Design for Living, An Ideal Husband, Changes of Heart, The Game of Love and Chance, and others. FILM: Conceiving Ada. MEDIA: Lady Macbeth and Titania for the New Book Press Wordplay Shakespeare series. RADIO: Quartermain's Terms (BBC). TV: E.R.,Deadline, Law & Order, Law&Order;SVU. Francesca trained in London at The Drama Centre.
ENID GRAHAM (Judy). Broadway credits include: The Constant Wife (Roundabout), Fortune's Fool (Music Box), Dinner at Eight (Lincoln Center Theatre), andHonour (Belasco) for which she received a Tony nomination for Best Supporting Actress as well as a Theatre World award. She has appeared Off-Broadway in If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet (Roundabout Theatre), King Lear (Public Theatre), Some Americans Abroad (Second Stage), The Long Christmas Ride Home(Vineyard), Psych (Playwrights Horizons) among others. She has enjoyed working in many theatres around the United States, including The Guthrie, The Shakespeare Theatre, Yale Rep, Hartford Stage, The Alley Theatre and Seattle Rep. Her film credits include: Margo at the Wedding, Margaret, Silver Tongues, The Interpreter, and the upcoming feature film The Song. On television she has appeared in Law and Order, Law and Order SVU, Private Practice, Grey's Anatomy, Law and Order: CI, Blue Bloods, and as Rose Van Alden in the first two seasons of Boardwalk Empire. She is a graduate of The Juilliard School.
MERCEDES HERRERO (Ensemble) is best known for being an original cast member of the multi-award winning The Laramie Project and its sequel The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later. She recently reprised her role in the critically acclaimed revival at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Ms Herrero has been a part of 15 world premieres including works by Lynn Nottage, Nilo Cruz, Lynn Redgrave, A.R. Gurney, Alan Ayckbourn, Craig Wright and Ariel Dorfman. She played Queen Elizabeth opposite Peter Dinklage in Richard III at the Public Theatre and Mistress Quickly in the NYSF production of Henry V starring Liev Shreiber. Off?Broadway credits include: Lincoln Center, Manhattan Theatre Club, Classic Stage Company, Union Square Theater, Intar, The Flea, The Cherry Lane, and La Mama. Regionally she has performed at the Yale Rep, Arena Stage, Center Stage, La Jolla Playhouse, Berkeley Rep, A.R.T., Syracuse Stage, Two River, The Wilma and Asolo Rep among many others. Film and T.V. credits include: all four Law & Orders, Deception, Arranged, King of the Corner, and The Tao of Steve. Ms Herrero holds an M.F.A from the Yale School of Drama and is thrilled to be making her Broadway debut.
RICHARD HOLLIS (Ensemble) New York theatre; Hit-Lit (Queens Theatre). Regional Theatre: Twelfth Night (Baltimore Centerstage), Present Laughter (Two River Theatre), Stones in his Pockets (Hudson Stage), Amadeus, Romeo and Juliet and The Real Thing (Northern Stage), The Illusion (Triad Stage), The Sisters Rosensweig(Capital Rep). At London's National Theatre the world premiere of Tom Stoppard's Coast of Utopia, plus His Girl Friday, Tartuffe, The Wonders of Sex and The Country Doctor. Other London shows include Factors Unforeseen, The Years Between, The Skin Game and Diana of Dobson's (Orange Tree Theatre), Torn (Arcola),State of Innocence (Theatre 503) and Oz (Unicorn). National UK tours include Present Laughter, Macbeth, Henry V, Sisterly Feelings, Murder on Air and Great Expectations. BBC TV credits include the original The Office, Shakespeare's Happy Endings, Eastenders, Waking the Dead and Silent Witness. US TV; Believe. Film; Dark Shadows.
BEN HORNER (Ensemble) Broadway: War Horse, Macbeth. Off-Broadway: An Octoroon (Soho Rep), The Gods Are Pounding My Head, Zomboid (Ontological-Hysteric Theatre), Bingo with the Indians, seating ARRANGEMENTS, Smoke and Mirrors (The Flea Theatre), Mustard (La MaMa E.T.C.) Other Theatre: Romeo and Juliet (Yale Repertory Theatre), Macbeth (Wachovia Playhouse), As You Like It, The Tempest (Colorado Shakespeare Festival), Macbeth (Smith Street Stage), Macbeth, A Streetcar Named Desire, Bones in the Basket (Yale School of Drama). Film: Deliver Us From Evil. Television: "Person of Interest." Founding Member: Good Belly. Education: BFA NYU (Stella Adler Studio/Experimental Theatre Wing); MFA Yale School of Drama.
DAVID MANIS (Ensemble) Broadway: War Horse, Exit The King, The Coast Of Utopia, The Rivals, Henry IV, Morning's At Seven, Arcadia, Abe Lincoln In Illinois. Off-Broadway: NYSF Shakespeare In The Park, Our Town. International: Okichi, Misonoza Theater, Japan. Regional: the Guthrie, the Mark Taper, the Old Globe, Actors Theater Of Louisville, Williamstown, Center Stage, NY Shakespeare Festival, the Shakespeare Theater in D.C., The Acting Company, and many others. TV includes "Ônion News," "Monk," "Frasier," "King Of Queens," and a telekinetic weatherman on "The X-Files."
ALEXANDER SHARP (Christopher) was born in London but grew up travelling constantly. He closed out his time at Juilliard, (from which he graduates end of May) playing Hally, in Athol Fugard's - Master Harold...and the Boys, while simultaneously directing a production of A Clockwork Orange the play, which he also adapted. Alex is excited to be making his Broadway debut.
TAYLOR TRENSCH (Christopher at certain performances). Broadway: Matilda the Musical, Wicked. Off-Broadway: Bare, Rent. First National Tour: Spring Awakening. Regional: La Jolla Playhouse, Barrington Stage. Training: Elon University.
MARIANNE ELLIOTT (Director) Marianne Elliott is an Associate Director of the National Theatre, where she has directed - The Light Princess (National Theatre)The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (West End - Olivier Award), Port, Season's Greetings, Women Beware Women, All's Well That Ends Well, War Horse (West End, New York - Tony Award & US Tour, Toronto, Australia, European Tour), Mrs Affleck, Harper Regan, Saint Joan (Olivier Award for Best Revival, South Bank Show Award), Therese Raquin and Pillars of the Community (Evening Standard Best Director Award). She was an Associate Director at the Royal Court, where her productions include Stoning Mary, Notes on Falling Leaves, The Sugar Syndrome and Local. Previously she was an Artistic Director of the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester where she directed Port, Design for Living, Les Blancs, As You Like It, A Woman of No Importance, Nude With Violin, Fast Food,Martin Yesterday, Deep Blue Sea, Mad for It, Poor Superman and I Have Been Here Before. Other theatre credits include Sweet Bird of Youth (Old Vic), Much Ado About Nothing for the RSC, The Little Foxes at the Donmar and Terracotta at Hampstead and Birmingham Rep. Film credits include Alice (her first short film for Ruby Films).
MARK HADDON's novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time was published in 2003. It was the winner of more than 17 literary awards, including prizes in Japan, Holland and Italy as well as the Whitbread Book of the Year Award in the UK in 2004, and was translated into 44 languages. A Spot of Bother,published in 2006, was also an international bestseller. As well as writing fiction, Mark Haddon's first work for the theatre, Polar Bears, was produced by the Donmar Warehouse in 2010. He has written 15 books for children, published a first collection of poetry in 2005 and is an illustrator and award-winning screenwriter.The Red House, Mark Haddon's new novel was recently published by Vintage in paperback.
SIMON STEPHENS' (Playwright) play Birdland is currently running at the Royal Court Theatre with Andrew Scott in the central role. Blindsided premiered at the Royal Exchange in Manchester earlier this year. His play Port (originally produced at the Royal Exchange and also directed by Marianne Elliott) was revived at the National Theatre's Lyttelton Theatre last year. His other plays for the National are Harper Regan and On the Shore of the Wide World (co-production with Royal Exchange, Manchester: Olivier Award for Best New Play). His many other plays include Three Kingdoms, Wastwater, Punk Rock, Seawall, Pornography, Country Music, Christmas and Herons; A Thousand Stars Explode in the Sky (co-written with Robert Holman and David Eldridge); an adaptation of Jon Fosse's I Am the Wind and Motortown. His version of A Doll's House for the Young Vic transferred to the West End and then New York in 2014. Simon is an Associate at the Lyric, Hammersmith.
BUNNY CHRISTIE (Set and Costume Design) Bunny Christie's most recent work includes -The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time (NT & West End-Olivier Award and Broadway NY 2014), Emil & the Detectives, Blurred Lines, Children of the Sun (NT), Julius Caesar (Donmar & NY), The House of Bernarda Alba (Almeida), Private Lives and Hay Fever (West End). Other theatre work includes: For the National Theatre - The Comedy of Errors, The Cherry Orchard, Greenland, Men Should Weep, The White Guard (Olivier Award), Our Class, Mrs. Affleck, Women of Troy, Philistines, The Life of Galileo, The President of an Empty Room, A Streetcar Named Desire (Olivier Award), Dealer's Choice, Fix Up, Elmina's Kitchen (which was filmed by the BBC and transferred to the Garrick Theatre) and Baby Doll (for which she won an Evening Standard Award). Donmar Warehouse; Moonlight, Dimetos, The Family Reunion and After Miss Julie. Haunted Child, Kin at the Royal Court; Fool for Love at the Apollo; The Postman Always Rings Twice at West Yorkshire Playhouse and in the West End; Dance of Death I and II for The Royal Dramaten Theatre Stockholm; The Vagina Monologues (West End/UK tour/Old Vic/Royal Albert Hall) and As You Like It at Shakespeare's Globe and the Tokyo Globe. Film: Swansong with John Gielgud, nominated for an Academy Award for Best Short Film. Opera: Brief Encounter, Tosca (Houston & LA Opera) The Marriage of Figaro, Lucia Di Lammermoor, Cosi Fan Tutte (ETO). Future productions include: Made in Dagenham (West End).
PAULE CONSTABLE (Lighting Design) has designed productions for major UK companies including Warhorse and The Cripple of Inishmaan. Recently the opening season for the Michael Grandage Company; Table and The Light Princess (National) and Les Miserables (Broadway). Recipient of 4 Oliviers, a Tony Award, LA Critics Circle and New York Drama Desk Awards. Operas: Cunning Little Vixen, Die Meistersinger, Billy Budd (Glyndebourne); Anna Bolena, Don Giovanni, Satyagraha, Giulio Cesare (Met). Dance: Sleeping Beauty and Dorian Gray for Matthew Bourne.
FINN ROSS (Video Design) trained at Central School of Speech and Drama in London and has won two Olivier awards for set and lighting. Recent work includes:American Psycho, Chimerica (Alemdia), The Feeling of Going (Malmö Opera), Betrayal (Broadway), Benvenuto Cellini, Death of Klinghoffer, Death in Venice,Onegin, Simon Boccanegra, Damnation of Faust, Don Giovanni, (ENO), A Dog's Heart, Magic Flute (DNO), Clemeza Di Tito, Mr Broucek (Opera North), Beatrice and Benedict, Turn of the Screw (Theatre an der Wien), Imago, Rinaldo, Knight Crew (Glyndebourne), Damned By Despair, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Green Land (National Theatre), American Lulu, Das Portrait (Bregenz), The Master
and Margarita, All My Sons, Shunkin (Complicite), Lady from the Sea (Scottish Opera), Beethoven 5th Symphony (Chicago Symphony Orchestra), Sorrow Beyond Dreams (Burgteatre), Die Ringe des Saturn (Schauspielhaus, Köln), Ten Plagues (Traverse), Sunset Boulevard (Gothenburg Opera).
SCOTT GRAHAM (Movement Director) is Artistic Director and co-founder of Frantic Assembly. His has recently directed The Believers. For Frantic, he has also co-directed Little Dogs (with National Theatre Wales), Lovesong, Beautiful Burnout (with National Theatre of Scotland, Fringe First), Othello (TMA award - Best Direction), Stockholm, pool (no water), Dirty Wonderland, Rabbit, Peepshow and Underworld. Director/ performer credits include Hymns, Tiny Dynamite, On Blindness, Heavenly, Sell Out, Zero, Flesh, Klub and Look Back in Anger. Scott Graham's other directing credits include: Home (National Theatre of Scotland) andKer-ching (Sixth Sense). He has also provided choreography and movement direction for The Merchant of Venice for Singapore Repertory Company, Praxis Makes Perfect for National Theatre Wales; The Canticles at Brighton Festival/ Aldeburgh Music; Port, Hothouse and Market Boy at the National Theatre; Dr. Dee for Manchester International Festival/ ENO; Beauty and the Beast and Cinderella at the Unicorn; Frankenstein for the Royal & Derngate; The May Queen at Liverpool Everyman; Villette at Stephen Joseph Theatre; Dazzling Medusa and A Bear Called Paddington for Polka; and Stuart Little on tour. With Steven Hoggett and Bryony Lavery, he created It Snows, a National Theatre Connections play. With Steven Hoggett, he has written The Frantic Assembly Book of Devising Theatre(Routledge).
STEVEN HOGGETT (Movement Director). Recent credits include Rocky The Musical (Broadway & Hamburg. Tony Nomination); The Glass Menagerie(Broadway, A.R.T.); The Light Princess (National Theatre); Rigoletto (Met Opera); The Full Monty (West End/UK Tour); Once (Broadway, West End. Obie, Lortel & Calloway awards. Olivier Nomination); The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time (West End, National Theatre); American Idiot (Broadway); Peter and The Starcatcher (NYTW). As Director, recent credits include What's It All About (NYTW). Steven was co-founder and co-artistic director of Frantic Assembly, work for the company includes Little Dogs (with National Theatre Wales), Lovesong, Beautiful Burnout (with National Theatre of Scotland), Othello and Stockholm. With Scott Graham, Steven co-wrote "The Frantic Assembly Book of Devising Theatre" (Routledge). Other credits include The Bacchae (Associate Director), Black Watch(Associate Director, Olivier Award) and The Wolves in the Walls (National Theatre of Scotland). Film includes How To Train Your Dragon 2 (Dreamworks Animation).
ADRIAN SUTTON (Music). Adrian Sutton's background in both orchestral and electronic genres has produced scores for theatre that have featured in a number of successful productions, including The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time at the National and in the West End, for which he received a joint Olivier Award for Sound Design. He produced and released Curious Incidentals, the soundtrack album from the play, in 2013. Further successes include Coram Boy andWar Horse at the National Theatre for which he also received Olivier nominations; Coram Boy went on to open on Broadway in 2007. War Horse transferred to the West End in 2009 and opened on Broadway in 2011. The Toronto production opened in February 2011 and earned Adrian Sutton a Dora nomination in 2012. He produced and released the War Horse soundtrack album in 2008, now distributed by the Sony Masterworks label. Adrian Sutton's War Horse Suite, a 25-minute symphonic orchestral work derived from the score for the show, was premiered by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in June 2010 and along with a new commission from the BBC Proms, featured as the centerpiece of a 'War Horse Prom' in the 2014 Proms season at the Royal Albert Hall. His children's concert opera The Griffin and the Grail was premiered by the Royal Philharmonic, choirs, soloist and narrator Olivia Colman at Cadogan Hall in December 2013. Other work for theatre includes Nation and The Revenger's Tragedy at the National Theatre. His extensive work for TV and film includes Jam, Blue Jam and the BAFTA-winning short filmMy Wrongs. Other orchestral and chamber pieces include a Sinfonietta and a Double Piano Sonata. http://www.adriansutton.com
IAN DICKINSON (for Autograph) (Sound Design). Ian's previous NYC shows include Rock & Roll (Tony Nomination), The Seagull, Jerusalem (Tony Nomination), John Gabriel Borkman (Drama Desk Nomination) and forthcoming, The River. Recent UK credits include: All My Sons, To Kill A Mockingbird(Regent's Park Open Air Theatre); The Days The Nights The Wounds & The Night (Linbury ROH); The Nether (Royal Court); A Taste Of Honey, Emil and the Detectives, Port, This House and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (National Theatre); The Weir at the Geilgud; The Machine (Manchester International Festival & The Armory NYC); Roots (Donmar); Before the Party (Almeida). Ian has been with the Autograph design team since 2009. Autograph is responsible for the UK supply and/or design of numerous theatre productions including The Bodyguard, LES MISERABLES, Wicked, Mamma Mia!, Matilda, Book Of Mormon, Jersey Boys, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Warhorse, Once and Charlie And The Chocolate Factory.
DANIEL SWEE (Casting Director). As casting director for Lincoln Center Theater, he has cast more than 75 productions including Act One, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, The Nance, Golden Boy, War Horse, Other Desert Cities, The Coast of Utopia, In the Next Room, Joe Turner's Come and Gone, Awake and Sing!, Henry IV, The Invention of Love, Contact, The Heiress, Arcadia, Carousel and The Sisters Rosensweig. Additional Broadway productions include The Realistic Joneses, Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, God of Carnage, Mary Stuart, Exit the King, Frost/Nixon, Julius Caesar, The Crucible, Art and The Heidi Chronicles. Films include The Hours, The Crucible, The Object of My Affection and Cold Souls among others.
CINDY TOLAN (Casting) is a casting director of film, television and theatre. Broadway includes: Betrayal, Cinderella, Macbeth (additional), The Performers,Lysistrata Jones, Relatively Speaking, That Championship Season, A View From the Bridge, All My Sons, Xanadu, Avenue Q, Medea, A Year with Frog and Toad. Film includes: Winter's Tale, This is Where I Leave You, Beasts of the Southern Wild, The Place Beyond the Pines, Blue Valentine, It's Kind of a Funny Story, Letters to Juliet, Sugar, The Private Lives of Pippa Lee, The Darjeeling Limited, The Namesake, Sherrybaby, Kinsey, The Ballad of Jack and Rose, Personal Velocity, Casa de los Babys. TV credits: "Flight of the Conchords," "Deadbeat."
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