Winner of Five 2015 Tony Awards® including Best Play!
Hailed as “One of the most fully immersive works ever to wallop Broadway” by The New York Times, this “dazzling” (Associated Press) adaptation is the Tony Award®-winning new play by Simon Stephens, adapted from Mark Haddon’s best-selling novel and directed by Tony® winner for Curious Incident and War Horse Marianne Elliott.
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 play is a life-affirming journey with a point of view never seen before on Broadway.
Runtime: Approximately 150 minutes
Intermissions: One 20 Minute Intermission
Age Restricted Performance: Audiences will identify with the universal themes of family and human connection, but please be aware that this show contains some adult language, as well as moments of loud pulsing music, bright lighting and strobe effects. Although you know what is appropriate for your children, we recommend that this show is most suitable for ages 13 and older.
Pricing Information: Ticket prices are subject to change
Simon Stephens' 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.
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.
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). Future project include: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (New York).
Recent: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (NT & West End-Olivier Award), Emil & The Detectives, Blurred Lines, Children of the Sun (NT), Julius Caesar (Donmar & NY), Private Lives and Hay Fever (West End). The White Guard (Olivier Award), A Streetcar Named Desire (Olivier Award), Elmina’s Kitchen (NT & BBC TV), Baby Doll (Evening Standard Award). Film: Swansong (Oscar nomination, Best Short Film). Opera: Brief Encounter, Tosca (Houston & LA Opera), The Marriage of Figaro, Lucia Di Lammermoor, Cosi Fan Tutte (ETO). Future: Made in Dagenham (West End).
Paule Constable 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 trained at Central School of Speech and Drama and designs video and projection for all forms of live performance. Recent projects include: Beethoven 5th Symphony for Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Die Ringe des Saturn at Schauspielhaus, Köln; The Master and Margarita for Complicite; The Death of Klinghoffer, Onegin, Simon Boccanegra, The Damnation of Faust, and Don Giovanni for ENO; Turn of the Screw for Theatre an der Wein; Ten Plagues at the Traverse; Top Girls at Chichester and West End; Greenland at the National; Opera Shots at the Royal Opera House; Sunset Boulevard for Gothenburg Opera; Das Portrait in Bregenz; A Dog’s Heart for Complicite/DNO; The Gods Weep for the RSC; Knight Crew at Glyndebourne; MICroscope, Orlando at Sadler’s Wells; Broucek for Opera North; The Beggar’s Opera for Vanishing Point; Girls of Slender Means for Stella Quines, Assembly Rooms; Serious Money at Birmingham Rep; Interiors for Vanishing Point, touring; Shun-Kin for Complicite/Tokyo/Barbican; All My Sons on Broadway; Little Otik for Vanishing Point/National Theatre of Scotland; and Sugar Mummies at the Royal Court.
SCOTT GRAHAM for Frantic Assembly
Scott Graham 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) and Ker-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 for Frantic Assembly
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'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 and War 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 centrepiece 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 film My Wrongs. Other orchestral and chamber pieces include a Sinfonietta and a Double Piano Sonata. http://www.adriansutton.com
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 Misérables, Wicked, Mamma Mia!, Matilda, Book Of Mormon, Jersey Boys, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Warhorse, Once and Charlie And The Chocolate Factory.
Adam is a 2015 graduate of The Juilliard Drama Division. Regional: Kimberly Akimbo (Barrington), I Saw My Neighbor on the Train and I Didn't Even Smile (BTG), Hapgood (Williamstown), Robin Hood (WTF), Dreamtime (Waterfront). Select Juilliard credits: The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?; Rabbit Hole; As You Like It; Dancing at Lughnasa. TV/Film: "Red Oaks," "The Good Wife," "Great News," "The Path," "Difficult People," Three Dates, 18 Actors Acting. Adam is the co-star, co-creator and co-writer of the web series "Moe and Jerryweather." Love to Mom, Dad and G44!
Benjamin is a graduate of The National Theatre School of Canada. He began performing at an early age at Edmonton's regional Citadel Theatre. In 2014, Benjamin moved to Toronto to perform at SummerWorks, an international curated festival, where he was awarded the Emerging Artist Award. After spending a year working on independent short films, Benjamin moved to London, England where he briefly worked with Complicite, in collaboration with Why Not Theatre. Benjamin is currently living in New York where he played Christopher Boone in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time on Broadway.
Broadway: Larry David's Fish in the Dark, Rachel Jackson in Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. National Tour: Rose Narracott in The National Theatre's War Horse (USA, Canada, Japan). Off-Broadway: Manhattan Theatre Club, The Public, NY Shakespeare Festival, Second Stage, Vineyard Theatre, Soho Rep. Regional: A.R.T., Guthrie Theater, Berkeley Rep, Seattle Rep, Westport Country Playhouse, among others. Film: Wonderstruck, St. Vincent, Happythankyoumoreplease, The Women, Assassination of a High School President, Personal Velocity. Television: "Limitless," "Odd Mom Out," "Person of Interest," "Unforgettable," "Army Wives," "Damages," "Law & Order," "The Sopranos," "Jezebel James," "Third Watch." Fox Foundation Fellow. MFA: NYU Graduate Acting Program.
War Horse National Tour (National Theatre of Great Britain); Macbeth (with Frances McDormand, Berkeley Rep); Two Gentlemen of Verona (Shakespeare Theatre Company); Streetcar Named Desire (Theatreworks); The Lieutenant of Inishmore, Coyote on a Fence (Curious Theatre); Burn This (Shakespeare Santa Cruz); Columbinus (Round House/Perseverance), Hamlet (Denver Civic), Romeo & Juliet, As You Like It (Folger). TV: "The Good Wife," "Person of Interest," "Elementary," "Law & Order: SVU." MFA from STC's Academy for Classical Acting.
Broadway: Metamorphoses (Circle in the Square). Off-Broadway: The Captain's Tiger (Manhattan Theatre Club), Measure for Measure (NYSF), As You Like It (The Acting Company). Regional: Arcadia, The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls, Hamlet, American Night: The Ballad of Juan Jose, A Winter's Tale, The Master Builder, A Woman of No Importance, Lulu, The Ladies of the Camellias (Yale Repertory Theatre); The Homecoming, 'Tis Pity She's a Whore, Lady Windemere's Fan (CENTERSTAGE); Broken Glass, The Diary of Anne Frank (Westport Country Playhouse); Enrico IV (American Conservatory Theatre); The Odyssey (Goodman Theatre); Cymbeline (Hartford Stage, McCarter Theatre). She is Associate Director of Lattawork Productions, performing her one-woman school show ME PLURIBUS UNUM. She was Artistic Associate for ten years at Theatre de la Jeune Lune where she co-wrote and performed in such works as Crusoe, Friday and the Island of Hope, The Green Bird and Children of Paradise: Shooting a Dream. Film and Television: Signs, Julie & Julia, "The Carrie Diaries," "Wonderland," "Deadline," "Ed" and "Law & Order." Felicity is a 2014 Lunt-Fontanne Fellow.
Broadway credits include Crazy for You and The Heiress. Off-Broadway at the Atlantic Theater Company, receiving a Theatre World Award for her work in The Accrington Pals at the Hudson Guild. Proud member of AEA, she continues to work in Regional Theatre all over the USA, resides in Los Angeles, born in Nottingham, GB.
Broadway credits include: Our Mother’s Brief Affair, Act One, The Columnist, God of Carnage, Inherit the Wind, Losing Louie, Dinner at Eight, A Delicate Balance, Abe Lincoln in Illinois, Picnic, Arsenic and Old Lace. Off-Broadway: By The Water (MTC), Witnessed by the World (59E59), The Last Yankee (MTC), and Balm in Gilead (Circle Rep). Regional: Queens for a Year, Out of the City (Merrimack Rep), Suddenly Last Summer (Westport County Playhouse), The Father,Night of the Iguana (Berkshire Theatre Festival), Book of the Night (Goodman). Film: Custody, Two Weeks Notice, Steve Martin's The Pink Panther, Music and Lyrics. Television: “Elementary,” “Person of Interest,” “Boardwalk Empire,” “Sondheim Celebration at Carnegie Hall.”
Some recent credits: Broadway: School of Rock, Mamma Mia!. National Tour: Mamma Mia!. Regional: A Raisin in The Sun (Director Phylicia Rashad). Film: David Fincher's Zodiac. TV: "Billions," "Show Me A Hero" (Director Paul Haggis), "Mr. Robot," "The Blacklist," "Boardwalk Empire," "Castle," "Criminal Minds," "Grey's Anatomy," "Big Love," "Monk," "Weeds," "Las Vegas," "The West Wing." National Commercials: Honda, Saturn, Target, Liberty Mutual, Propane, among others. Also John loves to golf.
First National Tour: War Horse. Regional: Romeo & Juliet and Richard II (Yale Rep); Becky Shaw (San Francisco Playhouse); Cider House Rules I/II (Cal Rep). New York: Abingdon Theatre Company, HERE Arts Center, ARS Nova, Richmond Shepard Theatre. TV/Film: Daredevil, "Bear Trap." Tiger Schulmann's MMA: Kickboxing Champion (2015, 2016), Grappling Champion (2015). MFA Yale School of Drama. brianrobertburns.com. #teamparkerjoe
Broadway: Disgraced. Off-Broadway: Israel Horovitz's Out of the Mouths of Babes (World Premiere, The Cherry Lane). Regional: Agnes Under the Big Top (Long Wharf, CCC Award); Good People (Arena Stage); Winter's Tale, Arabian Nights (Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival); As You Like It (Cincinnati Playhouse); Luck of the Irish (The Huntington); Bossa Nova (Yale Rep); She Stoops to Conquer (The McCarter); Young Jean Lee’s The Shipment (The Thalia, Germany); Williamstown Theater Festival. TV: "Elementary" (CBS). NYU Graduate Acting Program (MFA), Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (London). Gratitude to Phoenix Artists, and love to my husband and dearest family.
Geoffrey has appeared on Broadway and off-, toured nationally and works extensively in regional theater: The Old Globe, La Jolla, South Coast Rep, Center Stage, GeVa, Guthrie, Denver Center, Cincinnati Playhouse, Rep of St. Louis and most recently Man of La Mancha at the Weston Playhouse. TV: "NCIS," "Mad Men," "Mentalist," "Numb3rs," "ER," four "Law & Orders." Film: City Hall, The Divide and Steven Spielberg's The BFG. He directed acclaimed productions of A Walk in the Woods and The Crucible. Teaches at the Antaeus Academy. Trained at Central in London where he met his wife, Amelia White. He is an avid photographer.
Regional Theatre: Les Liaisons Dangereuses (American Shakespeare Center); Richard III, Midsummer Night's Dream (Illinois Shakespeare Festival); Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike, Other Desert Cities (Actors Theatre of Charlotte); Doubt (New Stage Theatre); Beauty Queen of Leenane (Barter Theatre); Twelfth Night, Othello (Shakespeare in the Park, TX); Macbeth (Kentucky Shakespeare Festival); Arcadia (Cincinnati Shakespeare Festival); King Lear, The Royal Family, Love's Labor's Lost (Swine Palace); The Little Foxes (Seaside Music Theatre); Fuddy Meers (B Street Theatre); Blithe Spirit (Centenary Stage); Intimate Apparel (Arvada Center). Proud member of British and American Equity. Head of Acting and Voice, Greensboro College, NC.
Robyn is a Jamaican Scottish actress now living and working in the US. Theater: Dark Vanilla Jungle (The Shop, HERE Arts), Love's Labour's Lost (Great Lakes Theater), Uncle Vanya (The Pearl Theatre Company), Spine (Clurman Theatre), As You Like It (Sprite Productions, UK), Round 2 (The Factory, UK). Television: "Murphy's Law" (ITV), "Casualty" (BBC), MI5 (BBC). Film: Stud Life, Scoop, Hank and Asha. Training: Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.
is thrilled to join this production. He was last seen in the First National Tour of War Horse. He would like to dedicate his performance to his mother, Maria McKiernan, who taught special education for 33 years and helped hundreds of children to believe they could do anything.
Off-Broadway: Blood & Gifts (LCT), Rosmersholm (59E59). Regional: Othello, Oedipus, Hamlet, Romeo & Juliet, The Duchess of Malfi, Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Little Foxes (Shakespeare Theater); The Invisible Hand, Winter's Tale, Ciphers, The English Bride, Lidless, Scorched, Language Rooms (Various Philadelphia Theaters); Cymbeline, Romeo & Juliet, The Count of Monte Cristo (Alabama Shakespeare); The Butcher (Gulfshore Playhouse); Yellowman (Everyman); Starving (Woolly Mammoth); Stuff Happens (Olney); The Underpants (Geva Theater); Flyin’ West (True Colors Theater); Beauty of the Father (Seattle Rep). TV: "Law & Order: SVU" (Reoccurring), "The Leftovers," "Law & Order," "Law & Order: Criminal Intent." Please visit www.JPaulNicholas.com
Tim was part of the Tony Award-winning, original Broadway Company of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and is thrilled to be bringing this stunning play to the rest of the country. In Australia, he has performed with Melbourne Theatre Company, Sydney Theatre Company, Bell Shakespeare Company, Ensemble Theatre and in Film and TV. His US credits include Broadway: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, The Bridges of Madison County. Off-Broadway: 3 Kinds of Exile (Atlantic Theater Co.). Regional: Williamstown, Pioneer. TV: "SMASH," "Do No Harm," "Blue Bloods," "A Gifted Man." Film: My Man Is a Loser, Ned Kelly, Two Hands.
WINNER OF FIVE 2015 TONY AWARDS® INCLUDING BEST PLAY
"Believe the buzz. The National Theater Production of “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” is spectacular, like Cirque du Soleil with brains. Scribe Simon Stephens has made sensitive work of adapting Mark Haddon’s bestselling book about a high-functioning boy with Asperger’s Syndrome who learns to use his uncanny genius for math to navigate the world. Under Marianne Elliott’s imaginative direction, a brilliant design team allows us to inhabit the boy’s consciousness on a terrifying journey that begins with the death of a dog and ends with his discovery of the power of his own mind." - Marilyn Stasio, Variety.com
“One of the most fully immersive works ever to wallop Broadway. Be prepared to have all your emotional and sensory buttons pushed, including a few you may have not known existed. As directed by Marianne Elliott, it’s a production that retunes the way you see and hear.” –Ben Brantley, The New York Times
“EXTRAORDINARY. A DEMONSTRATION OF THE POWER OF THEATER TO TRANSPORT US. A PLAY THAT WORKS ON EVERY LEVEL – CROWD-PLEASING, EYE-OPENING, LIFE-AFFIRMING AND UNMISSABLE.” – Richard Zoglin, Time Magazine
“Superb! Deeply rewarding and brilliantly done.” –Jesse Green, New York Magazine
“Truly amazing. The finest production you will ever see or have ever seen. It’s brilliant, and to be really honest, it’s more than brilliant. I have never seen anything like it. A SHOW YOU SIMPLY MUST SEE.” –David Richardson, NPR
“BOUNTIFULLY IMAGINATIVE, STIMULATING, and EXCEPTIONAL.” –Peter Marks, The Washington Post
“This DAZZLING PRODUCTION LEAVES THE AUDIENCE FEELING INSPIRED AND HOPEFUL.” -Jennifer Farrar, AP
“BELIEVE THE BUZZ. SPECTACULAR and TRIUMPHANT.” –Marilyn Stasio, Variety
“EXTRAORDINARY, INVENTIVE, HIGHLY ORIGINAL and DEEPLY ENGAGING.” –Elysa Gardner, USA Today
“SUPERB. A BEAUTIFUL, RESONANT theatrical experience” –Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune