Cady Huffman to Direct CURIOUS INCIDENT at Weathervane
Producing Artistic Director Ethan Paulini has announced that Tony Award Winner Cady Huffman will direct the Weathervane Theatre's production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time as part of season 54. Based on the novel by Mark Haddon and adapted by Simon Stephens, Curious Incident premiered in London at the National Theatre before transferring to Broadway where it was awarded the 2015 Tony Award for Best Play. Curious Incident joins the alternating rep on August 12. Casting and creative team info will be announced in the coming weeks.
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. This internationally lauded play enjoyed a two year run!
"I saw Curious Incident on Broadway twice." Says Paulini in a statement "While the spectacle and technical prowess of Marianne Elliot's remarkable production was exciting, what really struck me was the immediacy and clarity of the story telling. Of course, the thought of following in the shadow of such an iconic, landmark production is daunting, Nonetheless, I knew that it was imperative to bring this show to North Country audiences. To say I am humbled that Cady has agreed to join us as director would be an understatement. An incredible artist matched with a top notch creative team will absolutely make this a production to remember."
Cady Huffman (Director) Throughout her more than 30 years as a performer Tony winning actress, Cady Huffman has also written, produced and directed for theater and film as well as mentoring young writers, directors and musicians. Most recently she co-created and produced the web series "Cady Did". Over the summer of 2017 she directed the New York Premier of the new, original musical, City of Light. She has directed several shows for Downtown Performance Artist, Kenyon Phillips, including his rock 'n roll, circus, burlesque, narrative extravaganza at Webster Hall, The Life and Death of Kenyon Phillips. She has worked with Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS for many years and most recently created and directed the opening number for its Gypsy Of The Year Competition, which raised more than 5 Million Dollars! She is a popular host and auctioneer for many charity events and has directed galas for The Drama League and Creative Alternatives of New York, among others. So yes, she has a Tony Award (which is awesome!) but what drives her are the collaborations with creative minds that have literally taken her all over the world.
Huffman won her Tony for her performance as Ulla in The Producers opposite Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick. Her Broadway credits also include a Tony-nominated performance as Ziegfeld's Favorite in The Will Rogers Follies, the original production of La Cage aux Folles, Steel Pier, Dame Edna: The Royal Tour, and Bob Fosse's last original musical, Big Deal.
Most recently she appeared on Broadway opposite Nathan Lane in The Nance for Lincoln Center Theatre and as Matron "Mama" Morton in the iconic revival of Chicago.
Television and film credits include "Madam Secretary", "Blue Bloods", "Difficult People", "Master of None", "Law and Order", "Frasier", "Curb Your Enthusiasm", "About You", The Nanny Diaries and Love the Coopers.
The Weathervane Theatre was founded in in 1965 by Gibbs Murray and the late Tom Haas. For over half a century, it has presented high quality professional productions of plays and musicals. One of the few remaining alternating rep companies in the United States, the Weathervane is recognized as a historical institution nationwide, boasting among it's alumni Elizabeth Stanley, Tally Sessions, 4 time Tony nominee Judy Kuhn and recent Tony Award Winner Ari'el Stachel.
Tickets and subscriptions go on sale at the box office on Monday, June 24! Tickets will go on sale online in Late May. Pre-Season Subscriptions, the best seats at the lowest prices, are on sale now! For more info call 603.837.9010 or visit our website www.weathervanetheatre.org. The Box Office is open Monday-Saturday at 389 Lancaster Rd. Whitefield, NH starting in late June.
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