Juilliard graduate Alexander Sharp will make his Broadway debut as Christopher in Simon Stephens’ The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time. The show will also star Ian Barford (August: Osage County) as Ed, Tony nominee Helen Carey (London Assurance) as Mrs. Alexander, Francesca Faridany (The 39 Steps) as Siobhan and Enid Graham (The Constant Wife) as Judy. Previews begin September 10 at the Barrymore Theatre, with opening night set for October 5.
Directed by Marianne Elliott, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time 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. 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.
Along with Sharp, Barford, Carey, Faridany and Graham, the cast will include Jocelyn Bioh, Mercedes Herrero, Richard Hollis, Ben Horner and David Manis. Taylor Trensch (Matilda) will play Christopher at certain performances.