Broadway's Sylvia Hosts Pop-Up Pup Adoption at Theatre

News   Broadway's Sylvia Hosts Pop-Up Pup Adoption at Theatre
The new Broadway comedy Sylvia, which features Tony winner Annaleigh Ashford as an adorable pooch, is hosting a "pop-up adoption" Oct. 18 at the Cort Theatre. Prospective "parents" are invited to come meet five adoptable puppies provided by Bideawee, the pet welfare organization.

The event is scheduled to run 10 AM-1 PM at the theatre at 138 West 48th Street in Manhattan.

Ashford, a Tony winner for her performance in You Can't Take It With You, returns to Broadway in A.R. Gurney's comedy Sylvia, which began previews Oct. 2 prior to an official opening Oct. 27.

Ashford is joined by two-time Tony winner Matthew Broderick as Sylvia's owner, who is going through a midlife crisis. Broderick's Emmy-winning wife, Sarah Jessica Parker, starred in the original Off-Broadway production of the Gurney play.

Daniel Sullivan directs the Broadway staging of the 1995 play about a married couple and their beloved dog Sylvia (who can talk to the audience); the cast also stars Tony winner Julie White (Airline Highway) and Robert Sella (Stuff Happens, Sleepy Hollow, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang).

The production has scenic design by Tony Award nominee David Rockwell, costume design by Academy Award winner Ann Roth, lighting design by Tony Award nominee Japhy Weideman, sound design by Peter Fitzgerald and music by Greg Pliska with wig and makeup design by Campbell Young Associates. James Fitzsimmons is the production stage manager. Casting is by Telsey + Company/William Cantler, CSA.

Sylvia, according to press notes, is about "what happens when a smart, sassy, captivating canine befriends a New Yorker in Central Park and changes his life—and his wife’s life—forever. This wonderful look into the complexities of love and commitment asks what it truly means to be devoted to your partner…and how do you choose between the love of your life and man’s best friend?"

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

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

Tickets are available by visiting or by calling (212) 239-6200.

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