Monday, February 19, 2007
The Little Dog Left
Yesterday marked the final Broadway performance for The Little Dog Laughed. After slogging through middling reviews and less than 50% capacity crowds through most of its run, the comedy by Douglas Carter Beane has finally been put to rest after just 112 regular performances.
What's particularly stunning is that there are no other new plays by American playwrights currently running on the Great White Way, unless you happen to count Eric Bogosian's Talk Radio, which was written in the 1987, but never produced on Broadway until now. Undoubtedly, Tony voters will label Talk Radio a revival.
Even though I didn't find The Little Dog Laughed nearly as satisfying as I had hoped it'd be, I trust that come Tony time, the exhilarating tour de force performance by Julie White will still be remembered. And that's no laughing matter.
This is Steve On Broadway (SOB).