The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Broadway)
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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Broadway)

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Broadway) NYC Reviews and Tickets

(3869 Ratings)
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Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent

About the Show

From London's National Theatre, a stage adaptation of Mark Haddon's best-selling novel about an extraordinary 15-year-old boy.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (3,869)

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60 Reviews | 6 Followers
Moving, Visually stimulating, Intriguing, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you are empathetic and moved by this fascinating story of a young boy on the autism spectrum. Visually stimulating. Clever staging.

Don't see it if visual stimulation is an issue.

84 Reviews | 1 Follower
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if You loved the book and love special effects

Don't see it if If you hate lighting shows

100 Reviews | 18 Followers
Intelligent, Masterful, Intense, Thought-provoking, Great acting

See it if You love great acting and staging, and stories about people who think differently than most.

Don't see it if you have a seizure disorder. There are many episodes with flashing, blinking lights Read more

139 Reviews | 36 Followers
Absorbing, Exquisite, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent

See it if you like really theatrical, imaginative storytelling told in a poetic, gripping way.

Don't see it if you have no imagination or appreciation for real theater and would rather be spoonfed shallow chuckles.

53 Reviews | 13 Followers
Clever, Absorbing, Dizzying, Exquisite, Great acting

See it if You like to see something different, clever, witty, funny and a superb direction and ensamble cast!

Don't see it if You like traditional plays, or you just want to be entertained.

127 Reviews | 27 Followers
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing

See it if There's no other show on/off Bway like it. A must see for everyone, like nothing you're ever seen. Kept me on the edge of my seat throughout

Don't see it if you're expecting a musical or are closed minded. Probably the best play I've ever seen.

220 Reviews | 54 Followers
Riveting, Must see, Masterful, Great acting, Great staging

See it if you want to be thrilled, moved, laugh, cry, and see one of the best productions ever mounted on the professional stage. A masterpiece!

Don't see it if you have sensory issues or issues with bright lights.

155 Reviews | 26 Followers
Ambitious, Absorbing, Great acting, Must see, Riveting

See it if you are a human being.

Don't see it if you are not a human being.

Critic Reviews (17)

The New York Times
October 6th, 2014

"More than any mainstream theater production I know, it forces you to adopt, wholesale, the point of view of someone with whom you may initially feel you have little in common. That’s Christopher Boone, a 15-year-old mathematical genius for whom walking down the street or holding a conversation is a herculean challenge."
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Time Out New York
October 5th, 2014

"Despite the Sherlock-derived title and gruesome crime scene it opens with, The Curious Incident solves the case relatively quickly. By the end of the first act we know whodunit and we’ve gotten another revelation, this one having to do with the hero’s mother. But there’s a broader mystery raised by this dazzling and pulse-pounding drama: “How on earth did they do that?”
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New York Magazine / Vulture
October 5th, 2014

"If there’s any justice, the superb stage adaptation of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time will be as big a hit on Broadway this year as the original novel, by Mark Haddon, was when it was published in 2003."
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October 5th, 2014

"A rippingly human story performed with wit, elegance and faith in the audience’s intelligence...brilliant."
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New York Daily News
October 5th, 2014

"To crack the case of a murdered mutt, a boy goes on a remarkable journey in the eloquently theatrical and deeply touching adaptation of Mark Haddon’s 2003 novel “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time”...Despite minor dramatic fleas, “Dog in the Night-Time” glows."
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The Hollywood Reporter
October 5th, 2014

"Just the sheer busy-ness of the production at times crowds the drama's human dimension, and some of its humorous flourishes veer from cleverness into smarty-pants cuteness. But those are minor reservations about a singular theater piece that commands enormous admiration for the thought that has gone into its every word, gesture and technical effect."
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The Washington Post
October 5th, 2014

"While the piece supplies its share of touching moments — and even some outrageously sentimental ones — the world it conjures is never overrun with kindly types, eager to come to the aid of a struggling young soul. That the production remains true to this rather unsparing vision is as much to its credit as is all that technical wizardry."
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New York Post
October 5th, 2014

"The most deliriously inventive new show on Broadway. One second, a clever bit of stage business leaves you exhilarated. The next, you’re tearing up. Indeed, what makes the production truly memorable is how well it balances formal brilliance and emotion. This is the whole package, a rare case of family entertainment that speaks to the heart and brain."
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