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Friend & Lloyd Laugh with Little Dog???

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According to sources, Douglas Carter Beane’s award-winning comedy The Little Dog Laughed has joined the long list of Broadway shows scouting for a West End venue, and could well make it across the pond by the end of the year.

Set in New York, The Little Dog Laughed is a four-hander centring on Mitchell, an actor who, out of loneliness and boredom at his ailing career, decides to call a male escort hotline. Alex answers the call and meets him in his hotel room. The two form an unlikely friendship and both get far more out of the evening’s events than either originally planned.

The play opened off-Broadway in 2006 and went on to win a Tony Award for Best Play.Writer Beane's other credits including penning the book for hit Broadway musical Xanadu, which could also be in line for a West End transfer (See The Goss, 10 Feb 2009).

Jamie Lloyd, the stellar young director behind recent West End productions Three Days of Rain and Piaf, is rumoured to be at the helm and Rupert Friend, best known for his roles in the BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice and starring alongside Michelle Pfeiffer in Cheri, could be set to play Alex.


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