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Sylvia Star Julie White Will Help Select the Prettiest Pooch

Creatives from the Broadway revival will select the show's model pup.

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Sylvia star Julie White will serve on the judging panel for the production's K-9-model search.
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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.

For tickets and more information, click here.

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