Sylvia, Starring Tony Winner Annaleigh Ashford, Will Play Broadway's Cort

News   Sylvia, Starring Tony Winner Annaleigh Ashford, Will Play Broadway's Cort Annaleigh Ashford, a Tony winner for her performance in You Can't Take It With You, will return to Broadway playing an adorable pooch in A.R. Gurney's comedy Sylvia, which will begin previews Sept. 25 prior to an official opening Oct. 15 at the Cort Theatre. She will co-star with Tony winner Julie White of Airline Highway.

Daniel Sullivan will direct the Broadway staging of the 1995 play about a married couple and their beloved dog Sylvia (who can talk to the audience), which will also star Robert Sella (Stuff Happens, Sleepy Hollow, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang).

The design team will include two more 2015 Tony nominees, set designer David Rockwell (You Can’t Take It With You and On the Twentieth Century) and lighting designer Japhy Weideman (The Visit and Airline Highway) and, doing costumes, Oscar winner Ann Roth. Casting is by Telsey + Company/William Cantler, CSA.

Annaleigh Ashford
Annaleigh Ashford Photo by Heather Wines/CBS

Sylvia will be produced by Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel and Daryl Roth.

The original 1995 production starred Sarah Jessica Parker (as Sylvia), Blythe Danner and Charles Kimbrough, and ran 167 performances at Manhattan Theatre Club's Stage I.

Tickets will go on sale June 17 at 10 AM through a special one-week Audience Rewards presale. Tickets will go on sale to the general public June 24 at 10 AM by visiting www.telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6200. The Cort Theatre is located at 138 W. 48th Street.

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