Sylvia star Julie White with the cattle call of puppies that auditioned to serve as Sylvia's likeness on Broadway.
Sylvia star Julie White (center) with the cattle call of puppies that auditioned to serve as Sylvia's likeness on Broadway.
(© David Gordon)

The Cort Theatre box office will open its doors in celebratory fashion on August 28 in honor of A.R. Gurney's Sylvia, which comes to Broadway for the first time ever this fall.

Patrons who go to the Cort Theatre box office between 10am and 12pm on August 28 will be able to purchase tickets for preview performances for only $19.95 each. Purchases will be limited to two tickets per person. The first 100 people to bring their dog to the box office that day will also receive a limited edition Sylvia-themed waste pick-up dispenser.

The box office will be open daily from 10am-8:30pm Monday through Saturday until the start of performances on October 2. The hours of operation will then be 10am-8:30pm (or until 30 minutes after the start of the final performance) Monday through Saturday, and 12-6pm on Sundays.

Sylvia will star Tony winners Matthew Broderick and Julie White as a couple whose marriage is torn apart by the arrival of a dog named Sylvia (played by Tony Award winner Annaleigh Ashford). Robert Sella completes the company, directed by Daniel Sullivan. The play premiered off-Broadway in 1995 at Manhattan Theatre Club in a production that starred Blythe Danner, Charles Kimbrough, and Sarah Jessica Parker.

Previews will begin October 2 at the Cort Theatre, with opening night set for October 27.

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