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VIDEO: SYLVIA's Annaleigh Ashford Proves She's Good With Dogs at Bideawee

In the hit comedy, SYLVIA, Tony-winner Annaleigh Ashford does a remarkable job of replicating the physicality of a loveable pooch. The actor has a dog of her own, named Gracie, and in a visit to the Manhattan branch of Bideawee, she used her skills to help train the adorable Ricardo.

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Funny and heartwarming, Sylvia 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 does it truly mean 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) and starring two-time Tony-winner Matthew Broderick (It's Only a Play, The Producers, How to Succeed..., Brighton Beach Memoirs), 2015 Tony-winner Annaleigh Ashford (You Can't Take It With You, Kinky Boots), Tony Award winner Julie White (The Little Dog Laughed, 2015 Tony-nominee for Airline Highway), and Drama Desk Award winnerRobert Sella (Stuff Happens, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), Sylvia is currently playing a strictly limited, engagement through January 24th, 2016 on Broadway at The Cort Theatre (138 W. 48th Street).

The acclaimed comedy by two-time Pulitzer Prize-nominee A.R. Gurney (The Dining Room, Love Letters) offers a limited number of digital lottery tickets - specially priced at $32 - available daily for purchase online at The Sylvia Digital Lottery is powered by Shubert Ticketing through the new Telecharge Digital Lottery platform, which provides theatre-goers wide access to affordable tickets through multiple social media networks.

The Telecharge Daily Lottery allows eligible entrants who are members of the Telecharge Daily Lottery or an individual show's Fan Program to enter a daily lottery for a chance to purchase same day rush tickets for participating Broadway and Off-Broadway shows. Available performances will be posted at and by 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time on the day of the available performance(s), along with the total number of tickets available for each performance. Entries must be received no later than 10:59 a.m. ET for matinees and 2:59 p.m. ET for evening performances. Winners will be notified by 11:30am for matinees and 3:30pm for evening performances. Digital lottery tickets cost $32.00 with a maximum of two tickets per person. The tickets are subject to availability and seating locations will be determined at the discretion of the box office. Winners must bring a photo ID to claim their tickets at the box office at least 30 minutes before the performance.

We had a blast when two of the actors from the Sylvia on Broadway, visited our Manhattan location yesterday. Annaleigh Ashford and Robert Sella, who are absolutely amazing in the show, (not to mention incredibly gracious and down-to-earth) are also tremendous animal lovers, AND have acquired some serious skills preparing for their Broadway roles.Annaleigh, who is phenomenal as Sylvia the dog, showed Bideawee's pup Ricardo, a thing or two about commands. Apparently, Mathew Broderick, her parent in the show, has trained her well. :)If your'e an animal lover, you will absolutely love this play. And not only is the entire team committed to promoting pet adoption and showcasing the human-animal bond, but they are even donating 5% of ticket sales back to Bideawee when you use the special promotional code SVBIDEREG. In order to purchase tickets using this code, visit

Posted by Bideawee on Friday, November 13, 2015

Photo Credit: Linda Lenzi

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