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Dog's Last Laugh: Douglas Carter Beane Comedy to Close on February 18 logo
Julie White in The Little Dog Laughed
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Douglas Carter Beane's comedy The Little Dog Laughed will close following the matinee performance on Sunday, February 18. At that time, it will have played 22 previews and 112 performances at the Cort Theatre. The show previously played at Second Stage Theatre in the winter of 2006.

A satire about Hollywood that focuses on a homosexual movie star and his win-at-all-costs agent, the play is directed by Scott Ellis and stars Julie White, Tom Everett Scott, Johnny Galecki, and Ari Graynor. White won numerous awards for her performance in the Second Stage production and is considered a strong contender for the Tony Award.

In his TheaterMania review of the show, David Finkle wrote: "White's commanding performance distracts attention from a play that has no substance but is slicker than Allen Moyer's gliding, sliding set. What does Beane say about selling out that hasn't been said before? What is he saying about Hollywood downplaying homosexual love that hasn't been said before? Moreover, the four characters through whom he's trying to say these things are pretty but weightless."

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