Sylvia Star Julie White Will Help Select the Prettiest Pooch
Creatives from the Broadway revival will select the show's model pup.
Producers of the upcoming Broadway revival of A.R. Gurney's Sylvia have announced the judging panel for its K-9-model search. The production is on the hunt for a puppy who will serve as a model for the show, which features Tony winner Annaleigh Ashford as a talking dog named Sylvia. The selected dog will have its picture built into the set, and the photo will be revealed at the end of every performance during a scene where Sylvia's owner looks at a photo of her.
The panel of judges will be made up of members of the cast and creative team, including Tony-winning actress Julie White, Tony-nominated set designer David Rockwell, Tony-winning director Daniel Sullivan, and two-time Pulitzer Prize-nominated playwright A.R. Gurney.
Auditions for the face of Sylvia will be held on Monday, August 3 at the Daryl Roth Theatre. Dog owners wishing to have their dog seen for consideration can email [email protected] with the name, breed, age, and gender of their dog, along with a photo. Check-in will begin at at 2:30pm, with auditions starting at 3pm.
Owners are asked to prepare a 60-second bio for their dog, as well as one special trick for their pet to do.
The owner of the chosen dog will receive a pair of tickets to the opening-night performance of Sylvia on Tuesday, October 27, at the Cort Theatre.
Tony winner Matthew Broderick and Julie White lead the cast of Sylvia as a couple whose marriage is torn apart by Sylvia's arrival. Robert Sella completes the company.
Previews will begin October 2 in advance of the October 27 opening.