Tom Everett Scott (“Saved”) will star in the Broadway transfer of Douglas Carter Beane’s comedy “The Little Dog Laughed.” He appears alongside Julie White and Johnny Galecki, who both appeared in the play’s hit run at Off Broadway’s Second Stage last season.
As expected, the show will occupy the Cort, where it begins previews Oct. 26 for a Nov. 13 opening. Scottreplaces Neil Huff as a closeted movie star who falls for a hustler (Galecki). White reprises her well-reviewed perf as the celeb’s agent, with original helmer Scott Ellis returning to stage the transfer.
Scott’s legit experience includes the Drama Dept.’s production of another Beane comedy, “The Country Club,” and the play “Turnaround” at the Coast Playhouse in West Hollywood, Calif., where he appeared opposite David Schwimmer.
Produced by Roy Gabay and Susan Dietz along with Second Stage, “Little Dog” wanted to make the jump to Broadway last spring to capitalize on its growing buzz, but was forced to hold off because of the theater crunch. No word yet on who will take the play’s fourth role, the hustler’s girlfriend, played at Second Stage by Zoe Lister-Jones.