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Stephen Sorokoff – My View: Wow! Was She A Dog – Annaleigh Ashford – Sylvia

Stephen Sorokoff – My View: Wow! Was She A Dog – Annaleigh Ashford – Sylvia

Sylvia

Our family never had a dog, but if I ever met a stray animal like Sylvia in Central Park I would have taken her home like Matthew Broderick did in this very funny play. That’s where my dog story would be different. I couldn’t fall in love with a dog, and certainly it would not become more important to me than my wife. Annaleigh Ashford is hysterically brilliant both verbally and physically playing the part of the dog Sylvia. Gregg (Matthew Brodwick) her husband and new dog owner goes from infatuation, to puppy love, to real love for Sylvia. His wife Kate (Julie White) has to suffer the humiliation of taking a back seat (couch) to Sylvia at every turn. Robert Sella who plays three parts (Tom/Phyllis/Leslie kept me rolling (not over like Sylvia) in the aisle with laughter. The premise of a dog becoming it’s owner’s girlfriend would seem  odd but A.R. Gurney’s play is so funny and the acting so superb you should definitely walk to see this dog.

Annaleigh Ashford

Annaleigh Ashford

The food at the opening night after party was certainly not dog food. The Bryant Park Grill had a phenomenal array of cuisine enjoyed by the celebrity crowd.  Check out the photos

Julie White

Julie White

Sylvia by A.R. Gurney  Directed by Daniel Sullivan   Cort Theatre

Matthew Broderick

Matthew Broderick

Matthew Broderick, Julie White, Robert Sella and Annaleigh Ashford as Sylvia.

 Jamie deRoy & Robert Sella

Jamie deRoy & Robert Sella

Nathan Johnson, Laura Osnes, Stephen Sorokoff, Eda Sorokoff, Jamie deRoy, Tommy Tune

Nathan Johnson, Laura Osnes, Stephen Sorokoff, Eda Sorokoff, Jamie deRoy, Tommy Tune

Catherine Adler, A.R. Gurney, Jamie deRoy

Catherine Adler, A.R. Gurney, Jamie deRoy

Michael Feinstein, Victoria Clark

Michael Feinstein & Victoria Clark

Stephen Sorokoff, Jamie deRoy, Richard Maltby Jr. Carol Ostrow

Stephen Sorokoff, Jamie deRoy, Richard Maltby Jr. Carol Ostrow (The Flea)

Nathan Lane, Jamie deRoy

Nathan Lane & Jamie deRoy

Bonnie Comley ,Stewart F. Lane

Bonnie Comley & Stewart F. Lane

Tommy Tune ,Catherine Adler

Tommy Tune & Catherine Adler

Laura Osnes, Nathan Johnson, Peter Glebo

Laura Osnes, Nathan Johnson, Peter Glebo

Eda Sorokoff, Cady Huffman, Frank C DiLella

Eda Sorokoff, Cady Huffman, Frank C DiLella

Bryant Park Grill

Bryant Park Grill

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Stephen studied at the Manhattan School of Music. Besides being a pianist, Stephen’s business career was in the Fashion Industry. He was CEO of a textile manufacturing facility and President of an international textile machinery company. Stephen was on the Board of Directors of the “First All Children’s Theatre” which brought the Stephen Schwartz musical The Trip and Captain Louie to the Kennedy Center in Wash DC. His wife Eda, an interior space designer and classical pianist was on the Board of Barrington Stage Company and is still active at BSC. Stephen’s photographs, videos and articles appear on Broadwayworld.com, T2Conline.com and The New York Observer. He is active in the entertainment events at the Friars Club, where he is a member. Stephen is also an Honorary Board Member of The Society For The Preservation of The Great American Songbook. Stephen Sorokoff@gmail.com

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