Wednesday, July 29, 2015

'Sylvia' Producers Seek Canine To Be 'Face' Of Show

Producers of the Broadway revival of SYLVIA, the modern romantic comedy about a midlife crisis, empty nesters, commitment, therapists, and a dog who is life-changing, announced today that there will be an open call for a K-9 model to be the real-life face of the dog played by Annaleigh Ashford. 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.

Auditions for “the face” of SYLVIA will be held on Monday, August 3, 2015, at the Daryl Roth Theatre (101 East 15th Street). Dog owners wishing to have their dog seen for consideration can email with a 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 3:00pm.

Owners are asked to prepare a 60-second bio for their dog, as well as one special trick for their pet to do. In addition, all dogs will be asked to demonstrate their ability to “stay” and pose for a photo.

The owner of the chosen dog will receive a pair of tickets to the opening night performance of SYLVIA on Tuesday, October 27, 2015, at the Cort Theatre (138 W. 48th Street). 

From Tony Award-winning® director Daniel Sullivan (Proof, Glengarry Glen Ross) and two-time Pulitzer Prize nominee A. R. Gurney (The Dining Room, Love Letters), Sylvia stars a brilliant cast of acclaimed comedians: Tony Award winner Matthew Broderick, Tony winner Julie White, Robert Sella, and fresh from her Tony-winning performance in You Can't Take It with YouAnnaleigh Ashford as Broadway’s friskiest new heroine. 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?

Tickets for SYLVIA are available for purchase online at or by calling (212) 239-6200. Previews begin Friday, October 2, 2015.

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