Stars in the House, the daily live streamed concert series created by Playbill correspondent and SiriusXM Broadway host Seth Rudetsky and producer James Wesley, presents a reading of Douglas Carter Beane's 2006 Tony-nominated The Little Dog Laughed—featuring original Off-Broadway stars Johnny Galecki, Neal Huff, Zoe Lister-Jones, and Tony winner Julie White—April 22 at 2 PM. Watch the stream above.
Scott Ellis directed the original production, which premiered at Second Stage before opening on Broadway at the Cort Theatre.
The reading is the latest presentation of the Plays in the House spinoff series, which continues every Saturday and Wednesday at 2 PM until Broadway reopens. Director-writer Peter Flynn serves as the online reading coordinator for Plays in the House. The stream is only available during the live reading.
Stars in the House—which launched March 16 with Tony winner Kelli O'Hara—promotes support for The Actors Fund and its services in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Wesley and Rudetsky are recipients of honorary Drama Desk Awards this year, recognizing their efforts to aid the theatre community.
New shows air daily at 2PM ET and 8PM ET, featuring performances by stars of stage and screen, in conversation and song with Rudetsky and Wesley. Streaming direction is by Peter Flynn. Click here to watch previous Stars in the House presentations.
The April 22 at 8 PM live stream will feature Seth's Favorite Broadway Stories with Paul Castree, Christopher Fitzgerald, and Julia Murney.
As the situation surrounding the coronavirus outbreak continues to evolve, The Actors Fund will provide services online and via phone. These services include Artists Health Insurance Resource Center, The Career Center, Housing Resources, Addiction & Recovery, HIV/AIDS and Senior Services, Counseling and Emergency Financial Assistance, as well as The Friedman Health Center for the Performing Arts in New York City.
To make a tax-deductible donation to The Actors Fund visit ActorsFund.org/Donate.