STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes of Gallery Players' LITTLE DOG LAUGHED
The Gallery Players opens its 45th season with the first New York City revival of The Little Dog Laughed this September. Patrick Vassel (Working, Chicago's Broadway Playhouse; War, Soho Playhouse) directs Douglas Carter Beane's biting showbiz comedy about identity and the desire for celebrity, opening Friday, September 10 at Brooklyn's The Gallery Players. Click below to watch the cast, producer, and director discuss the play and characters!
Love will either cost Mitchell Green $200 an hour, or his entire Hollywood career...Mitchell is on the brink of superstardom with the role of a lifetime, but something isn't right. One lonely night, Mitchell hires Alex, a male prostitute, and unexpectedly falls in love. Cut to Diane, Mitchell's power-player agent, who will stop at nothing to set Mitchell "straight" and keep him from making a decision that could derail both of their lives, and more importantly, their careers. Three-time Tony® nominee Douglas Carter Beane's "bitingly funny" play is a pull-no-punches look at the film biz, and what it takes to be a movie star when coming out of the closet is the farthest thing from being in.
The Little Dog Laughed stars Maeve Yore* (Bound, Spleen Theatre; A Midsummer Night's Dream; National Shakespeare) as Mitchell's ambitious, sardonic Hollywood agent Diane; Brian W. Seibert (Fools in Love, BAM; The Shadow Box, Manhattan Ensemble Theater; FILM: Turtle Hill, Brooklyn) as the hunky up and coming Hollywood actor Mitchell; Jake Mendes (TGP: The Drowsy Chaperone) as Alex, Mitchell's love interest and Tania Verafield* (Beneath the Veil, The Geffen Theatre and Kennedy Center) as Alex's girlfriend Ellen. *Appearing courtesy Actor's Equity Association.
Patrick Vassel directs the first New York City revival of The Little Dog Laughed, and Robert Earle Jones (The Drowsy Chaperone, The Gallery Players, 2011 NYIT Award nomination, Outstanding Production of a Musical) is the Producer on behalf of The Gallery Players. The scenic design is by Chris Minard (Project: Lohan; You Never Can Tell), the costume design is by Ryan J. Moller (The Drowsy Chaperone, The Gallery Players, 2011 NYIT Award nomination, Outstanding Costume Design) and the lighting is designed by Heather Sparling (ATD: Two Gentlemen of Verona, St. Anne's Warehouse dirs. Jeff Golde, Jay Painter). The production stage manager is Matt Remington (Oliver!, The Gallery Players).
Tickets to The Little Dog Laughed are $18 for adults, $14 for Seniors & Children 12 and under. Season Subscriptions start at $110. Individual tickets and subscriptions can be purchased by calling TheaterMania at (212) 352-3101, or online at www.galleryplayers.com. The Gallery Players is located at 199 14th St., between 4th and 5th Aves. in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Take the F Train to 4th Ave. or the R Train to 9th Street. By car: BQE to Hamilton Avenue to 14th Street.
A New York institution since 1967, The Gallery Players has served actors and audiences alike for more than 4 decades by showcasing burgeoning new talent and offering a home base for theater professionals. Its eclectic programming of intimate revivals and ambitious new work in inventive productions has earned it the reputation of "New York's Best Kept Secret." The Gallery Players is the recipient of the Off-Off Broadway Review's 2000 Award for Lifetime Achievement and was the recipient of New York Innovative Theatre Award for Outstanding Production of a Musical in 2007, 2008 & 2009 for their productions of Urinetown! the musical,Yank! A New Musical, and Like You Like It. The Gallery Players' 44th season garnered 8 NYIT Award nominations, including Outstanding Production of a Musical. Among its famous alumni are founding member Harvey Fierstein; Broadway regulars Nancy Anderson, Jeffry Denman and Diedre Goodwin; New York theater personality Seth Rudetsky and many others.
The Gallery Players' 45th Season continues this October with Little Shop of Horrors, running October 22-November 13, 2011; Craig Lucas' Reckless, December 3-18, 2011; A Man of No Importance, January 28-February 19, 2012; A Raisin in the Sun, March 17-April 1, 2012; Wonderful Town, April 28 - May 20, 2012 and The 15th Annual Black Box New Play Festival runs May 31-June 24, 2012.