by: Brian Scott Lipton and Sandi Durell
Can a happily married man find true love with a…dog? That’s the question raised by the prolific playwright A.R. Gurney in his charming comedy “Sylvia,” which makes its Broadway bow at the Cort Theatre on October 2, in advance of an October 27 opening. The production will be directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan, with scenic design by David Rockwell.
In Gurney’s play, which premiered at Manhattan Theatre Club in 1995, Sylvia is no mere mongrel – she talks like a human, and is being brought to brilliant life by 2015 Tony winner Annaleigh Ashford. She’s joined by fellow Tony winners Matthew Broderick and Julie White, as Greg and Kate, as well as Broadway veteran Robert Sella, who essays a trio of very different roles.
Interviews: Brian Scott Lipton
Video/Photos: Sandi Durell