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

92%
(3850 Reviews)
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98%
Mixed
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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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Member Reviews (3,850)

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866 Reviews | 898 Followers
90
Absorbing, Clever, Exquisite, Great acting, Great staging

See it if anyone will love this show!

Don't see it if you only like musicals

841 Reviews | 1006 Followers
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Clever, Great staging, Intelligent, Original, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy intellectual and moving pieces. The staging is incredible and unlike anything I've seen in a play before.

Don't see it if If you don't like intellectual theater.

963 Reviews | 338 Followers
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Clever, Great staging, Long, Intense, Original

See it if you respond to innovative staging. Like War Horse (by the same director), the staging is superior to the script.

Don't see it if you get annoyed by over-long work. This play could use some cutting. But overall, it's an engrossing experience.

928 Reviews | 379 Followers
93
Thought-provoking, Quirky, Intelligent, Great staging, Delightful

See it if You like a really well told story from a fresh perspective with humor and heart.

Don't see it if You like your entertainment spoon fed to you. This show makes you think.

942 Reviews | 225 Followers
89
Absorbing, Exquisite, Edgy, Intense, Masterful

See it if you like a deep plot, with gut retching drama. Show always keeps you on edge, waiting for what will happen next.

Don't see it if you do not want a deep play that deals with a touchy subject.

764 Reviews | 212 Followers
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Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to be wowed by something you've never likely seen on stage previously.

Don't see it if You have a short attention span.

507 Reviews | 1867 Followers
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Great staging, Original, Must see, Masterful

See it if You want super original staging and acting. Heart pounding, thought provoking awesomeness.

Don't see it if You don't like plays or British accents.

741 Reviews | 121 Followers
93
Clever, Ambitious, Great staging, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if you are interested in seeing the world from another's point of view. Amazing use of theatrical effects to communicate feeling.

Don't see it if you have difficulty with flashing lights or sudden loud sounds.

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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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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Deadline
October 5th, 2014

"A rippingly human story performed with wit, elegance and faith in the audience’s intelligence...brilliant."
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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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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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