STAGE TUBE: Mark Haddon and Simon Stephens on Bringing 'CURIOUS CASE' to Broadway
Watch Mark Haddon and Simon Stephens as they talk about bringing the National Theatre production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time to Broadway. In this first segment in a six-part series, Haddon and Stephens talk about the decision to adapt the best-selling book into a stage play. Check it out below!
The acclaimed new play by Simon Stephens, adapted from Mark Haddon's novel, directed by Tony Award-winner Marianne Elliott, will arrive on Broadway September 10. The production officially opens on Sunday, October 5 at the Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street).
THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME will star Juilliard graduate Alex 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), Keren Dukes ("Nurse Jackie"), Stephanie Roth Haberle (Artist Descending a Staircase), Mercedes Herrero (The Laramie Project and its sequel), Richard Hollis (Hit-Lit at Queens Theatre), Ben Horner (War Horse), David Manis (War Horse), Tom Patrick Stephens (The New York Idea) and Timothy Wright (The Bridges of Madison County). Taylor Trensch (Matilda the Musical) will play Christopher at certain performances.
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 and continues to play to sold-out houses at the Gielgud Theatre in London.
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 Finn Ross,movement by Scott Graham and Olivier Award-winner 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, online at www.Telecharge.com and in person at the Barrymore Theatre box office. Box office hours are Monday through Saturday from 10am to 8pm; beginning October 5, they will be Monday through Saturday from 10am to 8pm, Sunday: 12pm - 6pm. American Express is the Preferred Card Partner of THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME.