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.
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 percent 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: www.bideawee.org.
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.