Monday, August 24, 2015

Box Office For New B'way Play Goes To Dogs

The box office of the Cort Theatre (138 W. 48th Street) will go to the dogs on Friday, August 28, 2015, when it opens for business for A.R. Gurney’s comedy SYLVIA.

In celebration of SYLVIA coming to Broadway for the first time since its MTC debut in 1995 patrons who go to the box office 10am-12pm EST will be able to purchase tickets for preview performances for only $19.95 each. Limit two per person.

In addition, the first 100 people to bring their dog to the box office that day will receive a limited edition Sylvia themed waste pick-up dispenser.

The box office will open for business at 10:00am on Friday, August 28, 2015. The box office will be open daily from10am to 8:30pm Monday through Saturday until the start of performances. Upon performances beginning hours of operation will be 10am to 8:30pm or until 30 minutes after the final performance Monday through Saturday, and 12pm-6pm on Sundays.

SYLVIA stars Tony Award-winner Matthew Broderick (Brighton Beach Memoirs, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying), Tony Award-winner Julie White (The Little Dog Laughed, Airline Highway), Drama Desk Award-winner Robert Sella (Stuff Happens), and Tony Award-winner Annaleigh Ashford (You Can’t Take It With You, Kinky Boots). Tony Award-winning director Daniel Sullivan (Proof) will direct.

Performances will begin on Friday, October 2, 2015, and will hold its official opening night on Tuesday, October 27, 2015. Tickets for SYLVIA are available for purchase online at, by calling (212) 239-6200, or by going to the box office of the Cort Theatre starting Friday, August 28, 2015.

The creative team will include 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), and lighting design by Tony Award-nominee Japhy Weideman (The Visit, Airline Highway).


Has your pet changed your life? Have you ever wondered what she’s thinking when she stares up at you and tilts her head? Could she have the secret to understanding the world at large and your place in it? Or is she just more interested in how your shoe tastes? The world of a New York couple in mid-life is turned topsy-turvy when the husband brings home an exceptionally engaging canine running loose in Central Park in the hilarious and heartwarming comedy, SYLVIA.

From two-time Pulitzer Prize nominee A. R. Gurney (The Dining Room, Love Letters), SYLVIA takes a 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?

SYLVIA is produced by Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, and Daryl Roth.

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