Already closed | 2h 30m | Midtown W

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

From 3,826 member  reviews
Members say: 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. More…

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.

2h 30m | Already closed | Ethel Barrymore Theatre (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (3826)

MEMBERS SAY:

Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent
92
Avg Score

80
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.

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

90
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.

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.

100
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.

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.

90
Great staging, Great acting, Inventive, Absorbing, Sweet

See it if you don't want to be a dummy.

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

100
Absorbing, Great staging, Intelligent, Clever, Original

See it if you are looking for smart, original theatre that is completely accessible to all with clever, mind-bending staging.

Don't see it if you are looking for simple, mindless theatre.

96
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great staging, Original, Profound

See it if you want to be astonished by staging and performances, you are a fan of the book, you want to see something unique but understandable

Don't see it if Too much color, light and visual effects bother you, you don't like coming of age stories, cruelty to animals bothers you

90
Ambitious, Delightful, Great staging, Great acting, Quirky

See it if You loved the book. You want unique staging. You like great stories & acting. Stick around a bit after the bows-it's worth it! :)

Don't see it if You prefer traditional staging. You don't like British imports.

100
Ambitious, Great staging, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Profound

See it if you love fantastic set and lighting design and a smart, multi-layered show with lots of heart.

Don't see it if you're not into straight plays or are in the mood for something light.

80
Ambitious, Intense, Overrated, Quirky, Epic

See it if You prefer big musicals over plays, but want to dip your toe into play-going.

Don't see it if Like more intimate plays.

90
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent

See it if You want to see an engrossing clever show

Don't see it if You don't want to see a show about someone with Aspergers.

97
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.

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.

100
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Ambitious, Edgy

See it if You like challenging plays that keep you on the edge of your seat !

Don't see it if All you want is some banal nonsense.

97
Exquisite, Absorbing, Intelligent, Must see, Thought-provoking

See it if You want stunning theater, like to cry, laugh, be inspired, thrilled. Want to see life thru someone else's eyes, presented beautifully.

Don't see it if You don't want to listen carefully, don't like complex stories and emotions, have no empathy for people who are different than you.

93
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent

See it if See it if you like great theater.

Don't see it if Don't see it if you're looking for a musical.

96
Absorbing, Great staging, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Refreshing

See it if You enjoy an intelligent, absorbing story.

Don't see it if You only like musicals or comedies.

95
Clever, Exquisite, Edgy, Great acting, Resonant

See it if You enjoy great acting, exquisite production values and compelling storytelling.

Don't see it if you only like realistic sets, don't like British accents

80
Clever, Great staging, Original, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if You enjoy exquisitely staged theater that is well acted with a highly accessible story that pulls at your heart.

Don't see it if You don't like loud sounds and light shows. Or stories of people on the spectrum. Or being told who killed the dog before intermission.

93
Absorbing, Dizzying, Great acting, Great staging, Original

See it if you liked the book, you appreciate the brilliance of the simple set and amped up sound and light. Want to feel, see and hear the play.

Don't see it if you are looking for a complicated plot. Dont like noise and bright lights. If you dont like rapid fire changes, multiple parts per actor.

95
Innovative, Ambitious, Profound, Thought-provoking, Must see

See it if you want to see something technically and visually stunning.

Don't see it if you aren't a fan of straight plays or long dramas.

86
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Great staging, Masterful

See it if you are open to a non-traditional play

Don't see it if you only enjoy classical theater

95
Absorbing, Clever, Great staging, Great writing, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy riveting acting of a serious nature

Don't see it if Don't enjoy having to think in the theatre


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 ...
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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...
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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
"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 ...
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