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
92
Avg Score

90
Riveting, Original, Clever, Great set

See it if scenery is important to you. AMAZING STAGE. Acting is also amazing

Don't see it if you want humor

99
Ambitious, Absorbing, Masterful

See it if You want to see masterful staging, and expert design, as well as a beautifully produced play.

Don't see it if You didn't like the book, or are not a fan of grand production value.

95
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Edgy, Must see

See it if you love an excellent written story presented in a unique and inventive fashion. beautifully staged and performed.

Don't see it if http://frontmezzjunkies.com/2015/11/09/curious-again-for-the-third-time-about-that-incident-of-the-dog-in-the-night-time/

95
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Great staging

See it if You want to be amazed by brilliant acting and brilliant staging.

Don't see it if You want something light and simple.

90
Absorbing, Great staging, Original, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You need to understand what life is like for an autistic person. Staging was great. Acting was great. You will walk out understanding

Don't see it if No dont go see

95
Intelligent, Great staging, Masterful, Profound, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy theatre that moves you and makes you think, or encourages you to see things from a new perspective.

Don't see it if You want things to be literal. In order to portray an autistic experience/world, many elements are creatively inperpretive or representative

94
Absorbing, Enchanting, Masterful, Original, Great staging

See it if You want to see a good story extremely well told. This is a show that celebrates innovative storytelling.

Don't see it if You want to see something soft, fluffy and easy. This is an enthralling but hard show.

99
Absorbing, Clever, Exquisite, Great acting, Edgy

See it if you want to be dazzled

Don't see it if you want "easy" theater

80
Absorbing, Great staging, Intelligent, Original

See it if You enjoy seeing stories through different eyes and interesting staging.

Don't see it if Aren't a fan of loud noises and bright lights.

95
Absorbing, Exquisite, Thought-provoking, Riveting, Must see

See it if Any true theatregoer must see this, it will open your heart.

Don't see it if you're in the mood to be happily entertained and don't want to focus.

94
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Moving, Thought-provoking

See it if you're looking for something exciting with a unique perspective and incredible stagecraft. Visually stunning and surprisingly moving.

Don't see it if math is hard. Kidding. You don't need to be a "mathlete" to follow the show.

100
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.

80
Clever, Great acting, Intelligent, Refreshing, Original

See it if you'd rather see a play than a musical and enjoy learning about how someone else's mind works.

Don't see it if you are bothered by English accents.

90
Absorbing, Clever, Great writing

See it if you like thought provoking topics

Don't see it if don't like dramas

100
Dizzying, Epic, Enchanting

See it if you love remarkable theatre at its finest. Well deserved Tony awards. I've seen it 3 times and will see it again.

Don't see it if Can't think of any reason.

90
Intelligent, Masterful, Must see, Great acting, Great staging

See it if you believe anyone can do anything.

Don't see it if You look down upon people who are different or don't fit in.

100
Clever, Ambitious, Absorbing, Thought-provoking

See it if Masterful stagecraft

Don't see it if You want to miss something great

95
Absorbing, Clever, Ambitious, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if you admire great storytelling, inventive staging and great acting

Don't see it if can't think of any reason not to see it -- it's terrific

91
Ambitious, Dizzying, Riveting, Intelligent, Magical

See it if you like projection-heavy design, imaginative choreography and staging, and all the spectacle you can possibly handle.

Don't see it if you require a show to have a substantial core.

96
Enchanting, Absorbing, Delightful, Exquisite, Great acting

See it if You value great theater

Don't see it if Technology frightens you and you do not have empathy for challenged youngsters

100
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.

92
Clever, Exquisite, Great staging, Great writing, Intelligent

See it if original theater intelligently produced that will captivate and enthrall.

Don't see it if if you want a traditional play

100
Exquisite, Masterful, Absorbing, Great staging, Riveting

See it if you want to see the Best Play on Broadway. A fantastic play, uniquely staged, with great acting.

Don't see it if don't care about great drama.

80
Ambitious, Dizzying, Original, Great acting, Intense

See it if Saw this is in London w/ Luke Treadway. Excellent story and supported organically by the ambitious design. Absorbing and fun.

Don't see it if ....you are looking for a small, intimate drama.

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


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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