Scott Ellis again directs the comedy, which debuted Off-Broadway last season at Second Stage. Previews begin Oct. 26 and the show officially opens on Broadway Nov. 13. Roy Gabay and Susan Dietz in association with Second Stage Theatre produce.
The Little Dog Laughed satirizes the world of tabloid gossip, Hollywood and celebrities in a story that centers around a Hollywood agent, her very up-and-coming boy-toy client, a sexy young drifter and his girlfriend.
"It's sort of the last taboo — which movie stars are gay? Because everyone sort of knows it, but no one talks about it," Beane says about his latest work. "The last time I was in L.A. I mentioned this play to a movie producer. I said, 'It's about a closeted movie star,' and [the producer] literally gasped as if I said it was about a mass murderer. He said, 'Oh no, oh no — don't say that — don't talk about that.'"
Original cast members White (as a Hollywood star's voracious agent) and Galecki (a young hustler who connects with the star) are joined by Tom Everett Scott — who assumes the role of the star previously played by Neal Huff. The role of Ellen (played Off-Broadway by Zoe Lister-Jones) is now portrayed by Ari Graynor.
Tickets to The Little Dog Laughed at the Cort, 138 West 48 Street, are available by calling (212) 239-6200. For more information on the show, visit secondstagetheatre.com/littledog.