The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

October 6, 2014 3:35 PM

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Broadway's most elaborate new spectacle features flashes of light that should come with a warning for epileptics, a staircase that materializes out of nowhere, and a boy running vertically up the walls one moment and floating through space the next. Nope, you didn't wander into Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. (Thank God.) All the technical wizardry in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time brings to life the way a 15-year-old boy on the high-functioning end of the autism spectrum views a confusing, overwhelming world.

British author Marc Haddon's 2003 novel of the same name wouldn't, upon first read, appear to be a great candidate for a stage adaptation. Yet in the hands of director Marianne Elliott and playwright Simon Stephens, the production makes its way to Broadway's Ethel Barrymore Theatre after busting blo...

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