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Zoe Lister-Jones to Rejoin Cast of The Little Dog Laughed

Zoe Lister-Jones will return to the role of Ellen, which she created in the original off-Broadway production of The Little Dog Laughed, for the comedy's final two weeks of its Broadway run. Ms. Lister-Jones will begin performances on Tuesday, February 6. Ari Graynor, who has played the role for the show's Broadway engagement, will be away from the production for a previously scheduled commitment during those two weeks.

The comedy, written by Douglas Carter Beane and directed by Scott Ellis, will close following the evening performance on Sunday, February 18. The acclaimed Broadway comedy, which is currently the only new American play to have opened on Broadway this season, also stars Tom Everett Scott, Julie White, and Johnny Galecki.

Zoe Lister-Jones created the role of Ellen in the original off-Broadway production of The Little Dog Laughed at Second Stage Theater. She has also been seen off-Broadway in her one-woman show, Codependence is a Four-Letter Word at P.S.122. Television credits include "The Class," "Law & Order," "Kidnapped," "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," and "Law & Order: Trial by Jury." Film credits include Goyband, The Marconi Brothers, Day Zero, Turn the River, and Arranged.

The Little Dog Laughed opened to rave reviews on November 13th – Ben Brantley of The New York Times wrote, "THEATERGOERS HAVE CAUSE TO REJOICE. The comedy of manners has resurfaced on Broadway with all its vital signs intact. DEVASTATINGLY FUNNY, with DIZZY, IRRESISTIBLE writing that BRINGS DOWN THE HOUSE." Joe Dziemianowicz of the Daily News raved, "Shout hallelujah for two hours of DELICIOUS GOOD FUN and a dazzling turn by Julie White" and Michael Sommers of the Star Ledger called The Little Dog Laughed, "A LAUGH-OUT-LOUD lampoon of Hollywood humbuggery – SAVVY AND SAVAGE, with a wicked tongue!" The comedy and its star, Julie White, were included on several "Best of 2006" lists from publications including The New York Times, Daily News, New York Post, and The Star-Ledger, among others.

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…

The Little Dog Laughed is performed at the Cort Theater (138 west 48th street) on the following schedule: Tuesday – Saturday at 8pm, Wednesday and Saturday at 2pm, and Sunday at 3pm. NOTE: There is an added Actors' Fund Benefit Performance on Sunday, February 18 at 8:00pm. Tickets are priced $26.25 (balcony and rear boxes, all performances), $86.25 (orchestra and mezzanine, Tues – Thurs at 8pm, Wed and Sat at 2pm, Sun at 3pm), and $96.25 (orchestra and mezzanine, Fri and Sat at 8pm). Ticket prices include a $1.25 facilities fee.

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