The Gallery Players opens its 45th season with the first New York City revival of The Little Dog Laughed this September. Patrick Vassel (Working, Chicago's Broadway Playhouse; War, Soho Playhouse) directs Douglas Carter Beane's biting showbiz comedy about identity and the desire for celebrity. Love will either cost Mitchell Green $200 an hour, or his entire Hollywood career… Mitchell is on the brink of superstardom with the role of a lifetime, but something isn't right. One lonely night, Mitchell hires Alex, a male prostitute, and unexpectedly falls in love. Cut to Diane, Mitchell's power-player agent, who will stop at nothing to set Mitchell "straight" and keep him from making a decision that could derail both of their lives, and more importantly, their careers. Three-time Tony® nominee Douglas Carter Beane's "bitingly funny" play is a pull-no-punches look at the film biz, and what it takes to be a movie star when coming out of the closet is the farthest thing from being in.