The Little Dog Laughed

Premiering in 2006, The Little Dog Laughed earned Douglas Carter Beane, author of hits Xanadu and the current Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella, his first Tony Award nomination for Best Play. Beane originally conceived of The Little Dog Laughed as a story of a young gay man looking for love who meets a closeted politician. On the advice of writer Armistead Maupin, he made the politician a movie actor. His own experience trying to write a screenplay of his play As Bees in Honey Drown (previously presented by Silver Spring Stage) turned his pen's target to Hollywood hypocrisy and created the brilliantly acidic and hilarious agent character.

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by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2019
The Comrades today announced its lineup of plays for the 2019-20 season a?" a trio of dark comedies by playwrights whose works have been well-received in Chicago and will explore various types of power in human relationships. The season will lead off with a one-weekend Midwest premiere of CONTRACTIONS, by Mike Bartlett, the British author of COCK and EARTHQUAKES IN LONDON. CONTRACTIONS is a surreal two-character play concerned with the balance of power in the employer-employee relationship. The four-performance run, directed by Adrienne Matzen, will be the Chicago premiere of this play that was first seen at London's Royal Court Theatre in 2008.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2018
Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, Founding Artistic Director Steven Maler, announced the cast of the first production of its 2018-19 Season: Universe Rushing Apart: Blue Kettle & Here We Go, two one-act plays by Caryl Churchill, directed by Bryn Boice. The production runs November 7-18 at the Black Box Theater, Sorenson Center for the Arts at Babson College in Wellesley.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2018
The Directors Company announces the world premiere of My Parsifal Conductor, a new play by Allan Leicht. Performances will begin on September 25 and will run through November 3 at the Marjorie S. Deane Theater at the West Side YMCA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2018
Spinning Tree Theatre proudly continues Season 8 November 2-18 with the Kansas City premiere of Douglas Carter Beane's The Nance, the 2013 Lincoln Center-produced Broadway play featuring music by Glen Kelly. Beane is also the writer of "To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar," As Bees in Honey Drown and The Little Dog Laughed.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2018
The Drama Club, NYC will present a one night only staged reading of Douglas Carter Beane's Tony Award winning play, The Little Dog Laughed. The play will be presented on Monday October 22nd at The Gene Frankel Theatre, in celebration of National Coming Out Day.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2018
Show-only tickets to Second Stage Theater's Fall Benefit Honoring Harvey Fierstein are now on sale to the general public.  Hosted by Michael Urie, the benefit will take place on Monday, November 12 at Terminal 5 (610 West 56th Street).  The evening will feature performances and appearances by Cyndi Lauper, Rosie O'Donnell, Annaleigh Ashford, Keala Settle, Wayne Brady, Christopher Sieber, Michael Urie, Marissa Jaret Winokur, as well as Shoshana Bean, J. Harrison Ghee, Bianca Del Rio, and Gino Emnes.  To purchase tickets, please go to: https://2st.com/support-us/events/fall-benefit.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2018
Ford's Theatre Director Paul R. Tetreault announced that acclaimed Washington actor Craig Wallace will return to Ford's to perform the role of Ebenezer Scrooge for the company's holiday production of A Christmas Carol. Performances of the classic Charles Dickens story begin November 15 and continue for a six-and-a-half-week engagement through December 30, 2018. This "musically high-spirited" and "infectiously jolly" (The Washington Post) production is adapted by Michael Wilson and directed by Michael Baron.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2019
Ford's Theatre announces that acclaimed Washington actor Craig Wallace will return to Ford's to reprise the role of Ebenezer Scrooge for the company's holiday production of A Christmas Carol.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2018
Good Theater will present the world premiere of Homer Bound by Maine playwright Karmo Sanders, opening November 7 and playing through December 2. Set on a small fishing island off the Maine coast, Homer Bound deals with a shotgun wedding. Who will arrive first - the minister or the baby?
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2019
Critically-acclaimed Hollywood theatre company The New American Theatre (NAT) will present Anton Chekhov's masterpiece Uncle Vanya, directed by Artistic Director Jack Stehlin, who recently was honored along with managing director/producer Jeannine Wisnosky Stehlin with a career achievement award from Stage Raw. Subtitled 'Scenes from a Country Life in Four Acts,' Uncle Vanya is adapted by the company from a translation by Constance Garnett. Opening weekend begins Friday November 1 at 8pm.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2018
DANIEL'S HUSBAND - the acclaimed new new play by Michael McKeever, directed by Joe Brancato - will begin performances tonightat the Westside Theatre (407 West 43 St.), with previews beginning Thursday, October 18 prior to opening night Sunday, October 28. Ted Snowdon is the producer of this open-end, Off-Broadway engagement.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2018
DANIEL'S HUSBAND - a new play by Michael McKeever, directed by Joe Brancato - will open this fall Off-Broadway at the Westside Theatre (407 West 43 St.), with previews beginning Thursday, October 18 prior to opening night Sunday, October 28.  Ted Snowdon is the producer of this open-end, Off-Broadway engagement.
by Elaine Bard - Nov 8, 2018
Dramatic Repertory Company (Keith Powell Beyland, Artistic Director) presents the Maine Premiere COCK (the cockfight play) by Mike Bartlett, directed by Keith Powell Beyland & Tess Van Horn, playing November 9 - 18, 2018. This premiere production will be presented at the Studio Theater at Portland Stage, 25A Forest Ave.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2018
Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the full cast and creative team for Paradise Square: An American Musical. The world premiere is helmed by acclaimed director Moises Kaufman, with choreography by the legendary Bill T. Jones and a book by Marcus Gardley, Craig Lucas, and Larry Kirwan. Music by Jason Howland and Larry Kirwan, with lyrics by Nathan Tysen, and based on the songs of Stephen Foster. Paradise Square is produced by special arrangement with Garth H. Drabinsky in association with Peter LeDonne and Teatro Proscenium Limited Partnership.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2018
THE EIGHT: REINDEER MONOLOGUES, a very dark Christmas comedy written by Jeff Goode and well suited for the 'Me too' era, is slated for a limited engagement Off-Broadway run this holiday season, Wednesday, December 12th - Thursday, January 3rd at St. Luke's Theater. The production is directed by Andrew Benvenuti and being produced by Sara Laursen and The Drama Club NYC, a newly formed arts organization that comes right out the gate staging a piece that LA Weekly describes as a 'hilarious and intelligent middle finger to all the candy-coated commercialism of the yuletide season.'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2018
Broadway producer Jerry Frankel passed away this morning, Saturday, November 17, 2018.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2019
Second Stage Theater (Carole Rothman, President and Artistic Director; Casey Reitz, Executive Director) has announced that PATRICK J. ADAMS will make his Broadway debut opposite the previously announced Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Jesse Williams in the Broadway production of Richard Greenberg's Tony Award-winning play, TAKE ME OUT. Directed by Scott Ellis, TAKE ME OUT will begin previews April 2, 2020 and officially open on April 23, 2020 at Second Stage's Hayes Theater (240 West 44th Street). Mr. Adams will play Kippy Sunderstrom, the best friend of Darren Lemming (Jesse Williams).
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2018
The Drama League has announced, today, that Taylor Louderman, Ashley Park, andKate Rockwell - the three 'Plastics' from this season's production of Mean Girls - will co-host the 84th Annual Drama League Awards on Friday, May 18, 2018.
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2018
HAIR The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical is a Broadway cult classic with book and lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado and music by Galt MacDermot.
by David McKibbin - May 25, 2019
As the final shows of the 2018-2019 season come to a close in South Florida, audiences can look forward to a variety of professional productions from family fare to Broadway hits. Be sure to check out these performances to cool off from South Florida's sweltering summer heat.
by David McKibbin - May 24, 2019
As the final shows of the 2018-2019 season come to a close in South Florida, audiences can look forward to a variety of professional productions from family fare to Broadway hits. Be sure to check out these performances to cool off from South Florida's sweltering summer heat.
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2018
Using cutting-edge science as the foundation for outrageous stunts and practical jokes, SCIJINKS, the all-new science prank show hosted by Johnny Galecki, will premiere Today, May 16 at 10 PM ET/PT on Science Channel . Galecki orchestrates a team of inventive scientists who use science to feed people's minds, and to mess with their heads. Galecki's Alcide Bava Productions, and A. Smith & Co. Productions are producing the series, which is comprised of eight 30-minute episodes.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2019
Due to overwhelming demand, SpeakEasy Stage Company has added seven more performances of its acclaimed production of the Tony Award-winning musical ONCE.  The show will now play through Sunday, April 7, 2019.  
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2019
Producer Scott Rudin announced this morning that Andrea Martin will depart the company of Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus, due to an injury she sustained, having broken four ribs in an accident during rehearsals.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2019
New York Live Arts (Live Arts) to present the world premiere of Kota Yamazaki/Fluid Hug-Hug's Darkness Odyssey Part 3: Non-Opera, Becoming, April 3-6, 2019, having commissioned the work as part of the Live Feed Residency Program. A co-presentation with Mount Tremper Arts, the final installment of Yamazaki's Darkness Odyssey series, is a non-operatic dance celebrating the bridge between 'this self' and 'the other self." Bessie Award winning Yamazaki magnifies the ever-changing state and process of 'becoming' while encouraging exchange between performers from different dance practices, and cultural backgrounds.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2019
It's been almost twenty years since the last rival of Kiss, Me Kate opened on Broadway, and yet, theatregoers can get a quick glimpse of the last incarnation on the Studio 54 stage today. Roundabout just revealed that costume designer Jeff Mashie included a hat worn by the late Marin Mazzie, in his design for Kelli O'Hara. Mazzie played the role 'Kate/Lilli Vanessi, in 1999.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2019
Second Stage Theater has announced five initial productions for its upcoming 2019-2020 Season, including two world premieres and three productions at its Broadway home, The Hayes Theater. 
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2019
New York Live Arts (Live Arts) to present the world premiere of Kota Yamazaki/Fluid Hug-Hug's Darkness Odyssey Part 3: Non-Opera, Becoming, April 3-6, 2019, having commissioned the work as part of the Live Feed Residency Program. A co-presentation with Mount Tremper Arts, the final installment of Yamazaki's Darkness Odyssey series, is a non-operatic dance celebrating the bridge between 'this self' and 'the other self." Bessie Award winning Yamazaki magnifies the ever-changing state and process of 'becoming' while encouraging exchange between performers from different dance practices, and cultural backgrounds.
by Julie Musbach - Mar 11, 2019
The Broadway production of Pulitzer Prize finalist and MacArthur Fellow Taylor Mac's new comedy Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus will begin previews this evening, 8 p.m., at Broadway's Booth Theatre. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2019
SpeakEasy Stage Company will proudly present the Boston Regional Theatre Premiere of the Tony Award-winning musical ONCE.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2019
The 2019 Tony nominees are already winners... literally. For some, this marks their first nomination, but others have already won Tony Awards in seasons past. We took a look at which nominees have won at least a Tony or two (or nine) - amongst them, they've gathered a total of 69 awards!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2018
The complete cast for the world premiere Chicago production of the new comedy musical, TOOTSIE has just been announced. Joining previously announced Tony Award nominee SANTINO FONTANA as Michael Dorsey will be LILLI COOPER as Julie Nichols, SARAH STILES as Sandy Lester, JOHN BEHLMANN as Max Von Horn, ANDY GROTELUESCHEN as Jeff Slater, JULIE HALSTON as Rita Mallory, MICHAEL McGRATH as Stan Fields, and REG ROGERS as Ron Carlisle.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2019
Multi-award winning Foothill Music Theatre presents Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella, the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators of The Sound of Music and South Pacific, legendary songwriting team Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2019
Across the Midwest of America in the 1930s, a combination of dust storms which devastated farmlands and the eviction of tenant farmers drove thousands to leave their homes and hit the road, desperately hoping to find work and a better life in the fertile valleys of California.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2019
Imaginary Theatricals presents Douglas Carter Beane's biting and extremely funny THE LITTLE DOG LAUGHED, directed by Tripp Pettigrew-Rolapp (Irving Berlin's White Christmas) and starring Andy Kenareki (Llamas in Disguise, Andy K Comedy) as Alex. THE LITTLE DOG LAUGHED will open on Tuesday, August 6th at 8 pm and will perform through Sunday, August 11th at The Reef, Floor 7, 1933 S Broadway in Downtown Los Angeles.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2019
Writer/performer Barra Grant is back with her darkly hilarious mother-daughter story: the true, inside tale of Grant's seismic relationship with her mother, Bess Myerson. Pageant Productions andCanon Theatricals presentMiss America's Ugly Daughter: Bess Myerson & Me written by Grant and performed by Grant andMonica Piper. Eve Brandstein directs for a Feb. 8 opening at the Greenway Court Theatre, where performances continue through March 24.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2019
As rehearsals begin, casting is announced for the West End transfer of the National Theatre and Theatr Clwyd's critically acclaimed co-production of Home, I'm Darling, a new play by Laura Wade, directed by Theatre Clwyd Artistic Director Tamara Harvey, featuring Katherine Parkinson, which begins performances at the Duke of York's Theatre on 26 January.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2019
Queensbury Theatre is proud to announce the cast for the world premiere of Breaking Out of Sunset Place, playing January 24 - February 10, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2019
At Guy's London flat, old friends and new gather to party through the night. This is the summer of 1983, and for Guy and his circle the world is about to change forever.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2019
Redhouse starts the new year off with its production of the Off-Broadway hit, Almost Maine written Broadway actor and writer John Cariani. The show will run from January 24th - February 9th at its theater complex at City Center.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2019
SpeakEasy Stage Company will proudly present the Boston Regional Theatre Premiere of the Tony Award-winning musical ONCE.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019
Manhattan Theatre Club announces the lineup for the 2019 Ted Snowdon Reading Series.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2018
DANIEL'S HUSBAND - a new play by Michael McKeever, directed by Joe Brancato - will open this fall Off-Broadway at the Westside Theatre (407 West 43 St.), with previews beginning Thursday, October 18 prior to opening night Sunday, October 28. Ted Snowdon is the producer of this open-end, Off-Broadway engagement.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2018
The Directors Company announces the world premiere of My Parsifal Conductor, a new play by Allan Leicht. Performances will begin on September 25 and will run through November 3 at the Marjorie S. Deane Theater at the West Side YMCA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2018
Peregrine Theatre Ensemble's HAIR finds the poignant heart within a raucous, sweeping show. Through September 7th at Provincetown's Fishermen Hall. Tuesdays through Fridays at 7:30pm. Tickets at www.peregrinetheatre.com. Photo credit: Michael & Suz Karchmer
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2018
Dorset Theatre Festival presents Holland Taylor's ANN, directed by Kristen van Ginhoven. Two-time Tony nominee JAYNE ATKINSON ("House of Cards," "Madam Secretary") will play Ann Richards, the former Governor of Texas known for a personality as large as the state from which she hailed. The play also features Tony Award-Winner JULIE WHITE (The Little Dog Laughed) as the voice of Ann Richards' assistant, Nancy Kohler.
by TV News Desk - Apr 19, 2018
Using cutting-edge science as the foundation for outrageous stunts and practical jokes, SCIJINKS, the all-new science prank show hosted by Johnny Galecki, will premiere Wednesday, May 16 at 10 PM ET/PT on Science Channel . Galecki orchestrates a team of inventive scientists who use science to feed people's minds, and to mess with their heads. Galecki's Alcide Bava Productions, and A. Smith & Co. Productions are producing the series, which is comprised of eight 30-minute episodes.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2018
Using cutting-edge science as the foundation for outrageous stunts and practical jokes, SCIJINKS, the all-new science prank show hosted by Johnny Galecki, will premiere Wednesday, May 16 at 10 PM ET/PT on Science Channel . Galecki orchestrates a team of inventive scientists who use science to feed people's minds, and to mess with their heads. Galecki's Alcide Bava Productions, and A. Smith & Co. Productions are producing the series, which is comprised of eight 30-minute episodes.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2018
The Drama League has announced, today, Tony® Award-winners Harriet Harris, Julie White, and Tony Award-nominee Christopher Sieber will announce the2018 Drama League Awards Nominees.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2019
For the final show of the 2018-2019 season, The Players Club Of Swarthmore Presents SISTER ACT, the feel- good musical comedy based on the 1992 film starring Whoopi Goldberg . Sister Act earned five Tony Award nominations in 2011 including Best Musical Score with music by Alen Menkin (Little Shop of Horrors, Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid) and lyrics by Glen Slater (The Little Mermaid).Sister Act was also nominated for Best Book of a Musical written by Cheri and Bill Steinkellner (Cheers) and Douglas Carter Beane(Xanadu and The Little Dog Laughed). Sister Act is directed by Brian Walsh with musical direction by Ryan Goulden and choreography by Emma Bradley Dingle. Tickets are available online at www.pcstheater.org. For group rates, contact groupsales@pcstheater.org.