"Little Dog" To Close Feb. 18

Actress Julie White, who plays a Hollywood agent in the Broadway comedy "The Little Dog Laughed," holds her Pomeranian, Lulu, in her dressing room at the Cort Theater, Nov. 8, 2006, in New York. AP Photo/Kathy Willens

"The Little Dog Laughed," Douglas Carter Beane's scathing look at Hollywood hypocrisy, will close Feb. 18 after a three-month Broadway run.

The comedy, which stars Julie White as a manipulative Hollywood agent, will have played 22 previews and 112 performances.

"Little Dog" originally opened last January at off-Broadway's Second Stage Theatre, where it earned mostly positive reviews, particularly for White's performance. The play, which also features Tom Everett Scott, Johnny Galecki and Ari Graynor, reopened Nov. 13 at Broadway's Cort Theatre, where it has struggled to find an audience. It was the only new American play of Broadway's fall season.

The Cort most likely will become home to "Radio Golf," August Wilson's last play, expected to arrive on Broadway in early May. The theater was where Wilson made his Broadway debut with "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" in 1984. "Radio Golf," set in the 1990s, is one of 10 plays by Wilson, who died in 2005, depicting the black experience in 20th-century America.

  • Mary-Jayne McKay

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