2008-01-02 / Entertainment

Biting farce

Theater

Douglas Carter Beane's Tony Award-nominated comedy, "The Little Dog Laughed," will be presented by Buffalo United Artists, Friday, Jan. 4 through Saturday, Jan. 26 at the Alleyway Theatre.

Dubbed "the tastiest homegrown comedy of manners to hit New York in years," by Ben Brantley of The New York Times, "The Little Dog Laughed" is a deliciously biting farce about Hollywood. The players in this hilarious comedy include a screen idol hiding in the closet, an ambitious male prostitute and his naive girlfriend and a brash, driven Hollywood agent who can spin anyone and everything. "The Little Dog Laughed" was a 2007 Tony nominee for Best Play.

The production, directed by Javier Bustillos, features Caitlin Coleman, Rebecca Elkin, Kevin Keleher and Marc Sacco.

It opens at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4 and continues at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Saturday, Jan. 26 at the Alleyway Theatre, 1 Curtain Up Alley, Buffalo. For more information and tickets, call 886-9239 or visit www.buffalobua.org. No one under 18 will be admitted. fri. 4 .Buffalo Pleasure Night - Theatre Helden presents a new cabaret event starring Tim Eimiler, Becky Globus, Bryan Patrick Stoyle, Jacob Albarella, Lindsey Salamone, Melissa Pedro, Jordan Levn, under the direction of Drew McCabe, opens 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4 and continues at 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays through Saturday, Jan. 12, Main Street Cabaret, 672 Main St., Buffalo; $. 400-7778 .Twelve Angry Men - Reginald Rose's courtroom drama presented by the Kavinoky Theatre and directed by Brian Cavanagh. Features Christian Brandjes, John Buscaglia, Louis Colaiacovo, Steven Cooper, Don Gervasi, Peter Jaskowiak, Phil Knoerzer, Gerry Maher, Jim Maloy, Steve Nassif, Norm Sham, Guy Wagner and Doug Weyand. Performances: 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 4 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays through Sunday, Feb. 3, Kavinoky Theatre, 320 Porter Ave., Buffalo; $. 829-7668, www.kavinokytheatre.com wed. 9 .Sweeney Todd - Stephen Sondheim's musical thriller starring John Fredo, Lisa Ludwig, Philip Farugia, Kurt Guba, Christopher M. Howard, Eliza Hayes Maher, Loraine O'Donnell, Tom Owen, Debbie Pappas and Robert E. Tucker, under the direction of Randall Kramer. Opens 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9 and continues 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays, 4 and 8 p.m. Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Sunday, Feb. 10, MusicalFare Theatre, Daemen College, 4380 Main St., Amherst; $. 839-8540, www.muiscalfare.com .DIVA by DIVA: A Celebration of Women - 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, O'Connell & Company, The Cabaret in the Square Theatre, Snyder Square, 4476 Main St. at Harlem Road, Snyder; $. 839-3949

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