The Little Dog Laughed, about a closeted Hollywood actor and his agent, will open the season Sept. 10-25. Following will be Academy Award winner Alan Menken and Howard Ashman's camp musical Little Shop of Horrors, which will run Oct. 22-Nov. 13.
Craig Lucas' Christmas-set comedy Reckless, which centers on a woman running for her life after her husband hires a hit man, will be staged Dec. 3-18. The musical A Man of No Importance, from the Tony-winning songwriting team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty and Tony-winning playwright Terrence McNally, will run Jan. 28-Feb. 19, 2012.
The final two productions will be Lorraine Hansberry's Pulitzer Prize-winning classic A Raisin in the Sun, running March 17-April 1, 2012; and the Tony-winning classic musical Wonderful Town, penned by Leonard Bernstein, Betty Comden and Adolph Green, which will run April 28-May 20, 2012.
The Gallery Players will also present its annual Black Box New Play Festival May 31-June 24, 2012.
For tickets call (718) 595-0547 or visit galleryplayers.com. The Gallery Players is located in Park Slope, Brooklyn, at 199 14th Street. Those in Manhattan can reach the theatre by taking the F train to 4th Avenue or the R train to 9th Street.
The Gallery Players, a Brooklyn theatrical institution, boasts numerous Broadway folk among its alumni, including Harvey Fierstein (A Catered Affair, Hairspray, Torch Song Trilogy), Jennifer Barnhart (Avenue Q), Manoel Felciano (Sweeney Todd), Diedre Goodwin (A Chorus Line, Chicago), Seth Rudetsky (Seth’s Broadway Chatterbox), Garrett Long (The Spitfire Grill) and John Rando (director of Broadway's Urinetown and The Wedding Singer).