Sunday, April 21, 2024

Broadway: “Curious Incident” Casting for Replacements to Start September 15th


It could very well be the the winner of the Tony Award for Best Play. But “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time” will be getting a whole new cast come September 15th.

A casting call has gone out today for all the characters including Christopher, played in New York so brilliantly by newcomer Alex Sharp. Sharp will likely be nominated for a Tony and could easily win Best Actor.

The curious incident here is that if the play does win a lot of Tonys– or at least is nominated– you’d think the producers would want the original cast to stick around longer.

Anyway, the show is genius, and deserves all praises and plaques. I guess, see it now before Labor Day when a new group comes in. The good news is, the set remains the same.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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