The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time on Broadway

The Tony nominations for 2015 are out, and already one of this year’s top winners is The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. With six nominations, Curious Incident holds a great chance of running away with several – if not all – of these possible awards.

One of the most beautiful and moving plays to grace the Broadway stage in years, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time follows the story of the socially awkward, but quite brilliant, Christopher John Francis Sharp. Christopher is a young boy who discovers that his neighbor’s dog has been murdered. After being accused of the murder himself, Christopher decides to take on the case and solve the mystery. What follows is a life-altering journey that takes us into the depths of Christopher’s brilliant mind and deeply fractured home life.

Curious Incident stars Julliard’s Alex Sharp in the lead role. Sharp is a newcomer on the scene, but has already been making waves with his beautiful portrayal of Christopher. Sharp is a front runner for this year’s “Best Actor in a Play” Tony Award. Though Sharp leads the cast, the play truly is an ensemble piece, giving each of its truly fine actors a chance to shine.

Directed by Marianne Elliott, Curious Incident is one of the most innovative and creative shows currently running on Broadway. Elliott utilizes Viewpoints and mathematics (a central theme of the show) in everything from the set, to the lights, to the movement of the actors on stage. The result is a stunning piece of theater that is just as much a dance piece as it is a play.

Curious Incident officially opened to rave reviews – and a solid box office – at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre on October 5 of last year. The show remains one of the only survivors from the fall season, proving its lasting power with audiences. And after this year’s Tony Awards, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time will undoubtedly continue on being one of the hottest tickets in town.