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Hit Broadway Play ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’ to Close

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,” the Tony-winning play that has carved out an unusually long run for itself on Broadway, has posted its closing notice, with producers announcing that the production will shutter at the end of the summer.

By the time it closes Sept. 4, “Curious Incident” will have played at the Barrymore Theater for about two years since it began performances in Sept. 10, 2014. That’s a rare achievement for a play — especially one without any big-name stars in the cast — on a Broadway scene that usually proves far more hospitable to musicals, the bigger, splashier affairs that tend to draw more tourists than nonmusicals. The show was helped along by strong buzz out of London, where the production premiered at the National Theater before moving on to a run on the West End (where it’s still playing), and the equally glowing notices the title earned Stateside. “Curious Incident” then got an additional publicity boost in June 2015, when it nabbed five Tony Awards, including the top trophy for new play.

At the box office, “Curious Incident” twice managed to top $1 million in weekly sales — a feat for an open-ended production with no major star. After a long period of robust sales, box office has begun to soften in recent months, dipping below the $400,000 mark a couple of times.

On Broadway, the show is produced by a team led by Stuart Thompson, Tim Levy for NT America, Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures and Nick Starr and Chris Harper for NT Productions. A national tour will launch in October.

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