The Little Dog Laughed (play)
The four characters are an actor, Mitchell, his acerbic agent Diane, a hustler named Alex, and Alex's girlfriend Ellen. When Mitchell and Alex become involved in a physical relationship, Diane is concerned that what she describes as Mitchell's "slight recurring case of homosexuality" will derail his career before it gets started.
The play originally was produced
off-Broadwayat the Second Stage Theatre. It opened on January 10 2006and closed on February 26 2006. Scott Ellisdirected Neal Huffas Mitchell, Julie Whiteas Diane, Johnny Galeckias Alex, and Zoe Lister-Jonesas Ellen. Lucille Lortel Award nominations went to Ellis and White, and the play was nominated for the GLAAD Media Awardfor Outstanding New York Theatre.
White and Galecki remained in the play when it transferred to Broadway. After 22 previews it opened on
November 13 2006at the Cort Theatreand ran for 112 performances. Tom Everett Scottportrayed Mitchell and Ari Graynorplayed Ellen (Lister-Jones stood by for the part, then replaced Graynor at the end of the run).
It was nominated for the
Tony Award for Best Playand Julie White won the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Playfor her performance. The 2007 Theatre World Awardwas presented to Johnny Galecki.
* [http://www.lortel.org/LLA_archive/index.cfm?search_by=show&id=4622 Lortel Archives entry]
* [http://www.ibdb.com/production.asp?ID=421080 Internet Broadway Database entry]
* [http://theater2.nytimes.com/2006/01/10/theater/reviews/10dog.html NY Times review]
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