PHOTO CALL: Little Dog Laughed, with White and Galecki, Opens in L.A.
24 Nov 2008
Douglas Carter Beane's Tony Award-nominated comedy The Little Dog Laughed officially opened at Los Angeles' Kirk Douglas Theatre Nov. 23.
Again staged by director Scott Ellis, this Center Theatre Group production stars Julie White and Johnny Galecki, both of whom created their roles in the Off-Broadway world premiere and reprised them on Broadway.
Also featured in the L.A. run are Brian Henderson (who was the male understudy on Broadway) and Zoe Lister-Jones (who created the girlfriend role of Ellen in the play's premiere at Second Stage; Ari Graynor played the role on Broadway).
Tickets for The Little Dog Laughed are available by calling (213) 628-2772, or visiting www.CenterTheatreGroup.org or the Center Theatre Group box office at the Ahmanson Theatre or two hours prior to performances at the Kirk Douglas Theatre box office.
The Kirk Douglas Theatre is located at 9820 Washington Blvd. in Culver City, CA.
Here is a look at the post-show opening-night party held at the theatre:
Zoe Lister-Jones and Kaley Cuoco
Scott Ellis and David Hyde Pierce
Victor Garber congratulates Julie White
Center Theatre Group Artistic Director Michael Ritchie, Julie White and Victor Garber
Johnny Galecki, Zoe Lister-Jones and Brian Henderson
Brian Henderson, Josh Radnor and Ron Rifkin
From left: Kaley Cuoco, Johnny Galecki, Zoe Lister-Jones, Jim Parsons, Kunal Nayyar and Simon Helberg
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.