Adopt Your Best Friend!

Broadway’s new comedy SYLVIA will celebrate the importance of man’s best friend with an upcoming pop-up adoption Sunday, October 18th from 10am-1pm at The Cort Theatre (138 W 48th St.). Theater and pet lovers alike are invited to come meet five adoptable puppies provided by Bideawee, the leading 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 –a play by two-time Pulitzer Prize-nominee A.R. Gurney (The Dining Room, Love Letters) — 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?

Directed by Tony Award-winner Daniel Sullivan (Proof) SYLVIA is now in previews at The Cort Theatre (138 W. 48th Street). The official opening night is set for Tuesday, October 27, 2015. The limited engagement is scheduled through Sunday, January 24, 2016.

SYLVIA stars two-time Tony-winner Matthew Broderick (It’s Only a Play, Nice Work If You Can Get It, The Producers, How to Succeed…, Brighton Beach Memoirs), 2015 Tony-winner Annaleigh Ashford (You Can’t Take It With You, Tony-nominee for Kinky Boots, Hair), Tony Award winner Julie White (The Little Dog Laughed, 2015 Tony-nominee for Airline Highway, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike), and Drama Desk Award winner Robert Sella (Stuff Happens, Sleepy Hollow, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang).

The creative team for SYLVIA includes scenic design by Tony Award-nominee David Rockwell (You Can’t Take It With You, On the Twentieth Century), costume design by Academy Award-winner Ann Roth (The English Patient), lighting design by Tony Award-nominee Japhy Weideman (The Visit, Airline Highway), sound design by Peter Fitzgerald (All the Way, Movin’ Out), and music by Greg Pliska. SYLVIA has wig and makeup design by Campbell Young Associates.

Bideawee, which means “stay awhile,” in Scottish, is one of the country’s oldest and most respected animal welfare and pet adoption organizations. Founded in 1903 by Mrs. Flora Kibbe, Bideawee has been providing shelter, care and compassion to homeless animals in helping them to find their forever homes for more than 100 years. Bideawee is a not-for-profit 501(c) 3 humane animal organization and 100% of Bideawee’s funding comes from private sources. Bideawee operates one facility in New York City and two on Long Island, one in Wantagh, and one in Westhampton. For more information visit:

Tickets for SYLVIA, priced at $67.00 – $147.00, are on sale online at or by calling (212) 239-6200.

A limited number of rush tickets are available for purchase in-person at The Cort Theatre box office beginning at 10am Monday – Saturday (12pm on Sundays) for that day’s performance(s) only. Rush tickets cost $32 with a maximum of two tickets per person. Rush tickets are subject to availability and may not be offered at all performances. Rush seating locations will be determined at the discretion of the box office.

The running time for SYLVIA is 2:05 with an intermission.

For the SYLVIA performance schedule during previews, and other information, please visit

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Photo by Thomas Raynor

Photo by Thomas Raynor

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