Already closed | 2h 30m | Midtown W

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

From 3,830 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 (3830)

MEMBERS SAY:

Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent

44
Confusing, Overrated, Slow

See it if you want to see a Tony Award nominated play, or if you have problematic teenage sons or daughters.

Don't see it if you want don't want to get depressed and are enjoying New York. Also, you can save 150 dollars per person.

Also This is play for therapists, bipolar disorder in a teenager. It is ove... Read more Read less

45
Disappointing, Excruciating, Overrated

See it if You want to see creative staging

Don't see it if You like your dramas with a plot that makes sense

44
Disappointing, Confusing

See it if I was bored with the show and too long

Don't see it if you want to enjoy a show

45
Cliched, Sappy, Great acting

See it if you're like most everyone else, I suppose, and you liked War Horse, and want to support one of very few female theater directors!

Don't see it if you cringe from sentimentality or believe, like Jung, that it's the flip side of brutality.

45
Overrated, Great acting, Confusing, Indulgent, Really??

See it if you're cool spending a couple of hours justifying why a killing a dog with a pitchfork was basically an act of love. WHAT? Oh, neat lights!

Don't see it if you're not cool with a lame plot disguised by amazing techno stagecraft and heartfelt, clever performances by great actors.

40
Confusing, Disappointing, Indulgent, Overrated

See it if you value the critics and other reviewers' opinions; like frenetic staging and moving lights.

Don't see it if you want an interesting, well-told story

30
Indulgent, Overrated, Slow

See it if You have never known someone on the Autism spectrum

Don't see it if You don't want a contrived experience about Autism

35
Ambitious, Confusing, Disappointing, Indulgent, Overrated

See it if you like every possible technology of the theater thrown onstage to no useful purpose.

Don't see it if Are looking for a story you can follow and care about.

25
Insipid, Overrated

See it if plot was ridiculous, I don't understand the praise.

Don't see it if you value your time.

40
Ambitious, Slow, Overrated, Disappointing, Great staging

See it if You want to be "wowed" by spectacular sets and lighting.

Don't see it if You require drama in your drama. Too much focus on environment and not enough on character or plot development.

25
Disappointing, Screechy, Overrated, Triedtoohard

See it if you like really cheesy theatre

Don't see it if you liked the book

0
Excruciating, Overrated, Cliched, Painful, Insulting

See it if I hated it cannot reccomend

Don't see it if you have an autism spectrum disorder child

19
Confusing, Disappointing, Overrated, Slow, Banal

See it if IDK, don't see it. Just don't understand the hype. Everyone I know that saw it LOVED it. I just thought it was BORING and i loved the book!

Don't see it if You loved the original book - it had none of the magic.

41
Banal, Disappointing, Great staging, Indulgent, Overrated

See it if You're curious about the autistic mind

Don't see it if You like to see actors/characters making real, meaningful connections

27
Disappointing, Overrated, Thought-provoking

See it if Good music, acting , and writing.

Don't see it if Portraying sex with animals and babies is not comedy. Not funny

0
Overrated, Confusing, Excruciating, Dizzying, Intense

See it if you enjoy flushing $300 (plus tax & other fees), down your toilet bowl, whilst being simultaneously assaulted by noise & sight pollution!

Don't see it if Well, that's the point--DON'T SEE IT, PERIOD--I was counting the seconds, minutes, hours and days until the end of my natural life span!

13
Disappointing, Confusing, Cliched, Banal

See it if you are off the wall

Don't see it if you want to learn about real life

20
Edgy, Slow, Overrated

See it if you like family dysfunction, yelling, the F-bomb and other coarse language

Don't see it if you have children with you

45
Enchanting, Exquisite, Entertaining, Great acting, Profound

See it if Love Broadway

Don't see it if Hate Broadway

35
Disappointing

See it if Good acting, not good story.

Don't see it if Just don't see it.


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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