Tony Award-winning Best Play ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in The Night-Time’ to make Nashville debut at TPAC April 25-30
Tickets on sale Friday, Dec. 2, at 10 a.m.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,” the Tony Award-winning play by Simon Stephens adapted from Mark Haddon’s best-selling novel and directed by Tony Award winner Marianne Elliott, makes its Nashville debut at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s Andrew Jackson Hall on April 25-30, 2017.
Tickets go on sale Friday, Dec. 2, at 10 a.m. at TPAC.org, by phone at 615-782-4040 and at the TPAC Box Office, 505 Deaderick Street, in downtown Nashville. For groups of 10 or more, call 615-782-4060.
Fifteen-year old Christopher Boone 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 production is designed by Tony Award winner Bunny Christie and Tony Award-winning video designer Finn Ross, with lighting by Tony Award winner Paule Constable, choreography by Scott Graham and Olivier Award winner Steven Hoggett for Frantic Assembly, music by Adrian Sutton, sound by Ian Dickinson for Autograph, and hair and wig design by David Brian Brown. Casting is by Daniel Swee and Cindy Tolan.
“The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,” the longest-running play on Broadway in the past 10 years, opened on Oct. 5, 2014, at the Barrymore Theatre. “Curious Incident” is the recipient of five Tony Awards including Best Play, six Drama Desk Awards including Outstanding Play, five Outer Critics Circle Awards including Outstanding New Broadway Play, and the Drama League Award for Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play.
“Curious Incident” transferred to London’s West End, following a sold-out run at the National’s Cottesloe Theatre in 2012. The production received seven 2013 Olivier Awards, including Best New Play, and continues a successful run at the Gielgud Theatre in London. A U.K. and Ireland Tour launched in 2014 and a second tour of the U.K. and Ireland will embark in January of 2017.
“With ‘Curious Incident, ’ you are immersed in Christopher’s world from the start of the show, seeing and experiencing everything from his point of view,” said Kathleen O’Brien, TPAC’s president and chief executive officer. “Everyone will be talking about this highly entertaining and transformative piece of theatre, filled with creative choreography and dazzling technical effects. This is theatre at its finest and most thought-provoking.”
The production was named among the “Top 10 Productions of 2014” by amNY, Associated Press, Broadway.com, Broadway Insider, Chicago Tribune, Daily News, Deadline, Entertainment Weekly, Hollywood Reporter, Huffington Post, New York Magazine, New York Post, NY-1, The New York Times, Playbill, Time Magazine, Time Out New York and Towleroad.
The play is produced on Broadway by Stuart Thompson, Tim Levy for NT America, Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures Inc., Lisa Burger for NT Productions, Bob Boyett, Roger and William Berlind, Scott M. Delman, Roy Furman, Glass Half Full Productions, Ruth Hendel, JFLT TLP Partnership, Jon B. Platt, Scott Rudin, Triple Play Broadway and The Shubert Organization.
Mark Haddon’s novel “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” was published in 2003. It was the winner of more than 17 literary awards, including prizes in the U.S., Japan, Holland and Italy as well as the Whitbread Book of the Year Award in the U.K. in 2004, and has been translated into 44 languages.
If You Go:
“The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time”
April 25-30, 2017
TPAC’s Andrew Jackson Hall
505 Deaderick St.
“The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” is the sixth production featured in the 2016-17 HCA/TriStar Health Broadway at TPAC season. Performance schedule, prices, and cast are subject to change without notice. The Broadway season is supported by the HCA Foundation on behalf of HCA and the TriStar Family of Hospitals, and media sponsors for the season include NewsChannel 5 and The Tennessean. Institutional sponsors for TPAC include Nissan North America and Coca-Cola. TPAC is funded in part by support from the Tennessee Arts Commission and the Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission.
TPAC is an accessible facility that provides a variety of services including wheelchair accommodations, accessible parking, and assistive listening devices. Open captioning, American Sign Language, audio description, and large print and Braille programs are offered at the Sunday matinee performance of each Broadway series and Broadway special engagement. For more information about accessible services, contact Lori Ward at LWard@TPAC.org or 615-782-4077.
TPAC reminds ticket buyers that the only official place to buy tickets online is TPAC.org.