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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time

Aisle View: The 2014 10 Best List

Steven Suskin | Posted 12.16.2014 | Arts
Steven Suskin

This was a relatively strong year; where the canker gnaws, as good old blimey slimey Captain Hook might say, is in the musical department.

On the Culture Front: The Happiest Hour, Battle of the Belgians, The Complete Last Waltz and more

Chris Kompanek | Posted 12.12.2014 | New York
Chris Kompanek

It hard to find the silver lining in the cold, blustery weather and increasingly shorter days that mark December in New York, but one thing is the guilt for staying indoors completely evaporates.

First Nighter: Simon Stephens' Punk Rock Rocks Steady and Unsteady

David Finkle | Posted 11.17.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

All the stay-wide-awake light and sound accompanies action taking place in the not very well-provided senior-class library at a Stockport school in England's north country. There, a group of privileged students hang out when they're not scheduled for a class or when they're scheduled for a class but don't feel like going.

The Fabulous Broadway Season So Far

Cara Joy David | Posted 10.20.2014 | Arts
Cara Joy David

Is this the best fall theater season in years? I think so. While I don't do reviews really, I felt the need to discuss this amazing season we're having. It would kick last season's butt in almost any competition.

Stage Door: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, The Country House

Fern Siegel | Posted 12.09.2014 | Arts
Fern Siegel

So striking is the production design, so remarkable is Alex Sharp's performance as Christopher Boone, we enter into the literal, mathematically precise mind of a 15-year-old autistic English boy with chilling accuracy.

"The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time": Nine Red Cars

Wilborn Hampton | Posted 12.06.2014 | Arts
Wilborn Hampton

The world of autism is vastly different from any world the non-autistic can ever know. For one thing, all the signposts are written in a different lan...

Broadway Fall Preview: What Ticket Buyers Want to See

Cara Joy David | Posted 12.05.2014 | Arts
Cara Joy David

I love the fall theater season. First, fall is my favorite time of the year in the city. Second, the fall theater season is chock full of new offerings, but the pressure to see them right away is less than it is with spring offerings, as the Tony Awards isn't as imminent.

Stage Alchemy, Brilliant as Stars

Steven Suskin | Posted 12.05.2014 | Arts
Steven Suskin

There are plays that entertain, plays that illuminate, and plays that bring us to an exalted new place. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, at the Ethel Barrymore, does all three.

How An 'Unstageable,' But Beloved Book Became A Stage Hit

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 11.11.2014 | Arts

NEW YORK (AP) — In a rehearsal room near Times Square, Alex Sharp is about to jump. The brand-new Juilliard School graduate with a starring role in...

Thinking About Theater and Ode to Joy

Cara Joy David | Posted 08.20.2014 | Arts
Cara Joy David

For a change of pace, today I'm offering you a series of random theater-related thoughts. None of which could take up a post on its own, but together they seem worthy.

London Theater Balcony Believed To Have Collapsed

AP | CASSANDRA VINOGRAD and JILL LAWLESS | Posted 02.18.2014 | Arts

LONDON (AP) — Hunks of plaster and dust rained down on a packed audience when the ceiling of a London theater partially collapsed Thursday night. Mo...

Aisle View from London: A Curious and Altogether Astonishing Incident

Steven Suskin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Steven Suskin

Six days in London bring the opportunity to catch up on seven shows that have opened since my last visit. I could have more industriously caught nine by juggling the schedule, but one does have other obligations.

An Innovative Autism-Friendly Theater Initiative Is Happening Soon

Posted 04.25.2013 | Arts

Oftentimes audience members using electronic devices, making loud noises, or freely entering and exiting the theater during a performance are consider...

First Nighter: Rowan Atkinson, Helen Mirren, Terrific Others Occupy London-Theater Hot Seats

David Finkle | Posted 05.05.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

Due to one of those odd coincidences, theater at the moment seems to be about chairs. Rowan Atkinson sits in a relatively comfy one throughout the flawless revival of Simon Gray's Quartermaine's Terms, at Wyndham's.

When Popular Novels Perpetuate Negative Stereotypes: Mark Haddon, Asperger's and Irresponsible Fiction

Greg Olear | Posted 01.18.2012 | Books
Greg Olear

I don't begrudge Mark Haddon his freedom of speech. What I find objectionable is that he seems unaware of, or, worse, indifferent toward, the fact that he has made both his name and his fortune exploiting the Asperger's community, my son included.

Autism Awareness Month: 9 Poignant Books (PHOTOS)

Posted 06.17.2011 | Books

It's a world that has fascinated so many: the closed universe of the autistic person. Are they thinking? What are they seeing? How are they experienci...