The play chronicles a prime man’s attribute with a dog, and a stars Matthew Broderick, Julie White and Annaleigh Ashford (playing a dog) are all dog owners. So is executive Daniel Sullivan. How tough was it for Sullivan to keep rehearsals from deteriorating into people revelation stories about their pets?
“I didn’t stop it,” Sullivan admitted. “We only let it happen.”
Anyone who review a module bio for White substantially would have guessed she’s a dog person. “It’s fundamentally an necrology for my dog,” she pronounced during a opening night celebration during Bryant Park Grill. White’s dog is 14 and confronting a perils of aging with bravery. “When we go, we wish to try to do it like Lulu!”
Broderick, meanwhile, comes to “Sylvia” 20 years after his wife, Sarah Jessica Parker, portrayed a dog in a play’s Off Broadway premiere. Every now and afterwards he spots his stream dog, Kissy, in Ashford’s performance. “Annaleigh does a good duke on a arm,” he said. “My dog does that.”
But Ashford is holding her cues from her possess pup. “Tonight we did like a uncanny banana boundary thing when we was perplexing to get a grin out of Matthew,” she said. “That’s totally my dog.”
She spends a lot of time munching Scooby snacks during a uncover — gluten-free, appreciate we really much, since she’s got celiac disease. “My kibble are these cheese twists that we love,” she said. “I picked them. They don’t ambience gluten-free during all!”