'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time' Wins Best Play At The Tonys — Now Will It Become A Movie?
There were a lot of insanely memorable moments from Sunday night's Tony Awards telecast. From awards given to all-around perfect person Helen Mirren, hilarious and endearing speeches from people like Broadway debutante Ruthie Ann Miles, to the hosts Alan Cumming and Kristin Chenoweth (whose opening number was more subdued than most), the show was full of moments to remember. And one of the biggest awards of the night, Best Play, was given to what might be one of the most creative and fascinating shows on Broadway with the longest title ever, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. The play which was adapted and inspired from the celebrated novel follows a teenaged amateur detective and math genius as he tries to solve the murder of his neighbor's dog who was found speared with a fork. Oof. Gruesome.
The show had already taken home the Tony for Best Direction of a Play for director Marianne Elliot, so it made sense that the show would take home the major award as well, especially since the original production from the West End took home pretty much all of the Olivier Awards when the show premiered in 2013. Now the question is will the show make the more mainstream jump from stage to screen? It could very well do just that! The show was optioned by Brad Pitt to be made into a movie when it first premiered on the West End and it will be written by Steve Kloves, who wrote seven out of the eight Harry Potter films. Who wants to take bets on how many Oscar nominations the movie version will take home when it is finally produced?