Casting Announced for Broadway's 'Curious Incident'

Casting has been announced for the Broadway transfer of the National Theatre of Great Britain's production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time which will open at the Barrymore Theatre on 5 October, following previews from 10 September 2014.

Juilliard graduate Alexander Sharp will make his Broadway debut in the lead role of Christopher Boone. He will be joined by Ian Barford as Ed, Helen Carey as Mrs. Alexander, Francesca Faridany as Siobhan and Enid Graham as Judy.

The ensemble includes Jocelyn Bioh, Mercedes Herrero, Richard Hollis, Ben Horner and David Manis. Taylor Trensch will play Christopher at certain performances.

Alexander Sharp was born in London, and is preparing to graduate from Julliard this May. Credits whilst training include Hally in Athol Fugard's 'Master Harold...and the Boys', and directing/adapting a new production of 'A Clockwork Orange'.

Ian Barford is a Steppenwolf ensemble member. His Broadway credits include the original company of 'August: Osage County', a role he also reprised at the National Theatre in London. Other credits include 'The Rise and Fall of Little Voice' and 'Love Song'. Helen Carey's Broadway credits include 'Pygmalion', 'Hedda Gabler' and 'London Assurance', for which she was nominated for a Tony Award.

Francesca Faridany trained at London's Drama Centre. Her Broadway credits include 'Macbeth', 'Man and Boy', 'The 39 Steps', and Pinter's 'The Homecoming'. Enid Graham is a graduate of the Julliard School whose Broadway credits include: 'The Constant Wife', 'Fortune's Fool', 'Dinner at Eight', and 'Honour' for which she received a Tony nomination for Best Supporting Actress.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is adapted from the novel by Mark Haddon, the play was written by Simon Stephens and, under the direction of Marianne Elliott, it opened at the National Theatre's Cottesloe Theatre on 02 Aug 2012. After a successful run until late Oct 2012 and a live broadcast to cinemas worldwide through National Theatre Live, it moved into the West End's Apollo Theatre in Mar 2013, before closing on 19 Dec 2013 following the collapse of the theatre's ceiling. The play will re-open at its new West End home, The Gielgud Theatre on 8 July 2014, following previews from 24 June.

The production is directed by Marianne Elliott, 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 will be produced on Broadway by Stuart Thompson and by Tim Levy for National Theatre America.

- by Dom O'Hanlon

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