August 8, 2006

Laughing all the way to Broadway

Filed under: Broadway,Listings,Press Releases — offoffbway @ 10:42 pm

Johnny Galecki
THE LITTLE DOG LAUGHED, Douglas Carter Beane’s Hollywood satire-type-thing, is moving a few blocks away to Broadway. Good for them, we say. Julie White is a great actress who, though making a living, isn’t as big a star as she should be, and we hear Johnny Galecki (above; of ‘Roseanne’ fame) can act good too. Perfs start October 26.

in Acclaimed Comedy
Directed by SCOTT ELLIS

Previews begin Thursday, October 26

Opening Night is Monday, November 13

Douglas Carter Beane’s acclaimed comedy The Little Dog Laughed will play Broadway’s Cort Theatre (138 West 48th street), beginning performances Thursday, October 26, announced lead producer Roy Gabay. Directed by four-time Tony Award nominee Scott Ellis, The Little Dog Laughed will feature Tom Everett Scott, Julie White, and Johnny Galecki. Opening night is scheduled for Monday, November 13. Tickets are available by calling TeleCharge at 212-239-6200.

Forget all the holier than thou Oscar speeches – what everyone really loves about Hollywood is the down and dirty dish. The players in Douglas Carter Beane’s deliciously biting farce, The Little Dog Laughed, include a screen idol hiding in the closet, an ambitious male prostitute and his naïve girlfriend, and a brash, driven Hollywood agent who can spin anyone and anything. Maybe. Now, darling, do not repeat a word of this, but what I heard is that…

TOM EVERETT SCOTT, currently starring in the TNT series “Saved,” will make his Broadway debut as Mitchell, the rising Hollywood star with a secret. Reprising his role as former party boy and current escort Alex is JOHNNY GALECKI, well known as David from “Roseanne” as well as the film The Opposite of Sex.

And JULIE WHITE, whose universally acclaimed performance in the original Second Stage production of Little Dog was dubbed “an irresistible rush of adrenaline” by The New York Times and “one of the season’s brightest highlights” by the Newark Star-Ledger, will recreate her OBIE Award-winning performance as the driven Hollywood agent Diane. The fourth role of Ellen is still to be cast.

Directed by Scott Ellis, The Little Dog Laughed opened to rave reviews on January 9th at Second Stage Theatre and quickly became the hottest ticket in town. The play enjoyed a four-week, sold-out extension, closing on February 26 to make way for Second Stage’s subsequent production.

Ben Brantley of The New York Times calls the play “THE TASTIEST HOMEGROWN COMEDY OF MANNERS TO HIT NEW YORK IN YEARS — a tangy new fable of fame and its discontents, with an expressly theatrical energy that finds the verbal music and rhythm in Hollywood-style hypocrisy.” Mike Kuchwara of the Associated Press calls the comedy “SCATHING, SCABROUS, AND HILARIOUS! Directed at high-speed velocity by Scott Ellis, it makes you laugh while it goes for the jugular.” Michael Sommers of the Newark Star-Ledger dubs the play “WICKEDLY FUNNY!” and Jess Cagle of WCBS-TV/People Magazine praises The Little Dog Laughed as “THE FUNNIEST PLAY IN TOWN! GOOD, NAUGHTY, LAUGH-OUT-LOUD FUN!”

The Little Dog Laughed is being produced by Roy Gabay and Susan Dietz in association with Second Stage Theatre.

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