The Curious Incident welcomes new cast members tonight


The Tony Award-winning Best Play The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time welcomes new principal cast members tonight at the Barrymore Theatre.

Tyler Lea makes his Broadway debut in the lead role of Christopher Boone. He is joined by Rosie Benton (as Siobhan), Andrew Long (as Ed), and Nancy Robinette (as Mrs. Alexander). (Note: Benjamin Wheelwright also makes his Broadway debut as Christopher at certain performances).

Enid Graham continues in the role of Judy.

Tony Award winner Alex Sharp, Ian Barford, Helen Carey, Francesca Faridany and Taylor Trensch all played their final performances on 13 September 2015.

The ensemble features Keren Dukes, Stephanie Roth Haberle, Mercedes Herrero, Richard Hollis, Ben Horner, David Manis, Tom Patrick Stephens, and Timothy Wright.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time opened at the Barrymore Theatre on 5 October 2014 to excellent reviews, following previews from 10 September, and is currently booking through to 6 March 2016.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is written by Simon Stephens, adapted from the novel by Mark Haddon, and directed by Marianne Elliott.

Synopsis: "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."

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time first opened at the National Theatre's Cottesloe Theatre on 2 August 2012. After a successful run until late October 2012 and a live broadcast to cinemas worldwide through National Theatre Live, it moved into the West End's Apollo Theatre in March 2013, before closing on 19 December 2013 following the collapse of the theatre's ceiling. The play re-opened at its current West End home, the Gielgud Theatre, on 8 July 2014, following previews from 24 June.

The Broadway production is designed by three-time Olivier Award-winner Bunny Christie, with lighting by Tony Award-winner Paule Constable, video design by Finn Ross, movement by Scott Graham and Olivier Award-winner Steven Hoggett for Frantic Assembly, music by Adrian Sutton and sound by Ian Dickinson for Autograph.

The play is produced on Broadway by Stuart Thompson and by Tim Levy for National Theatre America.

- by Tom Millward

Tyler Lea