Robert Sella, Annaleigh Ashford, Julie White, and Matthew Broderick make up the Broadway cast of Sylvia.
Robert Sella, Annaleigh Ashford, Julie White, and Matthew Broderick make up the Broadway cast of Sylvia.
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Broadway's new comedy Sylvia will celebrate the importance of man's best friend with an upcoming pop-up adoption on Sunday, October 18, from 10am-1pm at the Cort Theatre. Theater and pet lovers alike are invited to come meet five adoptable puppies provided by Bideawee, a pet welfare organization in the metropolitan New York and Long Island area. Like Sylvia herself, these dogs need somebody to love who can give them a forever home.

Sylvia, opens October 27, stars 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. Daniel Sullivan directs. The play premiered off-Broadway in 1995 at Manhattan Theatre Club in a production that starred Blythe Danner, Charles Kimbrough, and Sarah Jessica Parker.

The creative team for Sylvia includes 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.

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