The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, a relatively rare non-musical Broadway tour, will play a three-week run at the Oriental Theatre in December, Broadway in Chicago announced this morning. The 2015 Tony Award winner for best play, adapted from Mark Haddon's 2003 novel, follows a gifted teen on the autism spectrum as he sets out to solve the murder of a neighbor's dog. Adapted for the stage by Simon Stephens, Curious Incident will be seen here December 6–24.
New to the 2017 Broadway in Chicago lineup are The Bodyguard and Hedwig and the Angry Inch. The Bodyguard, a musical adapted by On Your Feet writer Alexander Dinelaris from the 1992 Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner movie, uses songs from Houston's catalog to make up its score. The show made its debut in London in 2012, where it starred Heather Headley; the North American tour will star Deborah Cox. It hits the Oriental January 31–February 12.
Hedwig, touring on the success of director Michael Mayer's Tony-winning 2014 revival, will hit this wicked little town March 7–19, 2017, also at the Oriental. No casting has been revealed for the tour, which kicks off this fall in San Francisco.
The three newly announced shows join the previously announced Hamilton (beginning September 27 at the PrivateBank Theatre) and Aladdin (April 11–July 2, 2017 at the Cadillac Palace Theatre) to make up Broadway in Chicago's next subscription season. Subscriptions go on sale March 1, and may be the best way to secure tickets for the highly in-demand Hamilton.