Julie White
(Photo © Joseph Marzullo)
Julie White
(Photo © Joseph Marzullo)
Johnny Galecki, Neal Huff, Zoe Lister-Jones, and Julie White will star in the Second Stage Theater's world premiere production of The Little Dog Laughed by Douglas Carter Beane, December 13-January 29. The show will be directed by Scott Ellis and will open officially on January 10.

The play is about what happens when an up-and-coming actor and his over-zealous agent become entangled with a sexy young drifter and his naïve girlfriend. Beane, artistic director of The Drama Dept., is the author of As Bees in Honey Drown, The Country Club, and Advice from a Caterpillar. He also wrote the screenplay for To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar.

The show's creative team includes Allen Moyer (set design), Jeff Mahshie (costume design), Donald Holder (lighting design), and Lewis Flinn (sound design). Ellis is a four-time Tony Award nominee for Twelve Angry Men, 1776, Steel Pier, and She Loves Me. He has also directed numerous productions for Second Stage, including the revival of That Championship Season.

Galecki is best known for his role of David on the hit TV series Roseanne. He has appeared on the Chicago stage in The Drawer Boy, Pot Mom, and Galileo. Huff starred on Broadway in Take Me Out and The Lion in Winter. Lister-Jones appeared at P.S. 122 in Codependence: A One-Woman Show. White was seen Off-Broadway in Bad Dates, Dinner With Friends, and Spike Heels; she also co-starred in the ABC sitcom Grace Under Fire.

Second Stage's current offering, A Soldier's Play, has been extended through November 27. After The Little Dog Laughed, the company will present the world premiere of Paul Weitz's comedy Show People, directed by Peter Askin, beginning March 14.