Broadway Rat achieves Stardom, Dies

I have read about this on the NYTimes, but believe their articles are behind their paywall, so am going with this link.

In the Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime now on Broadway, there is a rat featured as a pet of the boy. The NYTimes just had an article about Rose, the rat trained for the part - how it was abandoned on a roadside, rescued and now starring on Broadway. Yay! Heartwarming!!

But, we are just learning that Rose the Rat was crushed in a “freak accident.”

Not so heartwarming!!

I feel bad for this rat, but can’t help but chuckle about the timing of the articles - its like a sit-com plot or something.