The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Simon Stephens’ stage adaptation of Mark Haddon’s best-selling novel, has announced dates for its Broadway run at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. Preview performances will begin Sept. 15 in advance of an Oct. 5 opening.
Directed by Tony winner Marianne Elliott (War Horse), the play transferred to London’s West End after a hit run at the Royal National Theatre in 2012 and won seven Olivier Awards including Best Play. Elliott will direct the Broadway production, but it will feature an American ensemble (casting will be announced shortly).
The story focuses on Christopher, a 15-year-old math genius who has problems with daily social interaction. When he is suspected of killing a neighbor’s dog, he launches an investigation which takes him on a frightening, life-changing journey. The Independent raved, “This is a profoundly moving play about adolescence, fractured families, mathematics, colours and lights.”
The London production was halted when the roof of the Apollo Theatre collapsed on Dec. 19, 2013 during an evening performance, injuring several patrons. The play will re-open in London at the Gielgud Theatre on June 24. The National Theatre production has also been broadcast to cinemas worldwide as part of the company’s NT Live series.