Sylvia Revival 2015

Run Time:
Two hours, with one intermission
Opened: October 27, 2015
Closing: January 03, 2016

Sylvia - 2015 - Broadway History , Info & More

Has your pet changed your life? Have you ever wondered what she's thinking when she stares up at you and tilts her head? Could she have the secret to understanding the world at large and your place in it? Or is she just more interested in how your shoe tastes? The world of a middle-aged New York couple is turned topsy-turvy when the husband brings home an exceptionally engaging canine running loose in Central Park in the hilarious and heartwarming comedy, SYLVIA. 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

SYLVIA will star two-time Tony winner ANNALEIGH ASHFORD as Sylvia, Tony Award winner JULIE WHITE as Kate, and Drama Desk Award winner ROBERT SELLA as Tom/Phyllis/Leslie.

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Sylvia review – Annaleigh Ashford excels in canine comedy
8 / 10

Ashford plays the title character in AR Gurney's Sylvia, a comedy as predictable as it is indestructible...But if you have ever loved a pet, it is almost impossible not to feel moved by the interspecies romance of Greg and Sylvia...The schtick of the play is that Greg and Kate, like all pet owners, anthropomorphise their animal...And [Ashford's] acting isn't particularly doggy either, although there's a way she tosses her head that does suggest the canine. But there's something sunshiny and genuinely irrepressible about her that transcends any species categories...The director Daniel Sullivan can't teach it many new tricks, but he can give it a typically adroit and able production. Broderick, who sometimes underplays his roles, is a glove-like fit for the moony, diffident Greg...But make no mistake, it's Ashford's play. There is no curbing this dog.

Matthew Broderick Stars In ‘Sylvia,’ Broadway’s Shaggy Dog Story – Review
8 / 10

Think too hard and the whole thing falls apart, or into a kind creepiness as Greg's affections turn obsessive and just this side of sexual (I hope). But in truth, Sylvia might easily have been a red Ferrari or a hot secretary, and Gurney slaps on a happy ending that's pat but at least sympathetic. In 1995, I wrote, 'Sylvia becomes the route through which Greg divorces everything meaningless in his life; it's significant that that does not include Kate.' Robert Sella plays three increasingly annoying characters - Bowser's male owner, a society doyenne and an ambisexual shrink - whose comic relief is vulgar, unnecessary and overdrawn. So leave the deep-thinking cap at home, and settle in for some pleasurable laughs. A lot of them.

SYLVIA, Starring Annaleigh Ashford and Matthew Broderick, Concludes Broadway Run
by Sally Henry Fuller - January 3, 2016


SYLVIA, the Broadway revival of the play by two-time Pulitzer Prize-nominee A.R. Gurney (The Dining Room, Love Letters) will end its limited-engagement today, Sunday, January 3, 2016.

SYLVIA's Annaleigh Ashford Rings in the New Year at Feinstein's/54 Below Tonight
by BWW News Desk - December 31, 2015


SYLVIA's Annaleigh Ashford will be bringing her solo talents to Feinstein's/54 Below this New Year's Eve, tonight, December 31, 2015. Joining her onstage will be the Whiskey 5.

VIDEO: Matthew Broderick and Annaleigh Ashford Talk SYLVIA on 'Today'
by Caryn Robbins - December 17, 2015


Actors Matthew Broderick and Annaleigh Ashford stopped by this morning's TODAY on NBC to help collect donations for the TODAY Toy Drive and talk about their roles in the Broadway play SYLVIA

Backstage with Richard Ridge- How Does She Transform Into a Dog Every Night? Tony Winner Annaleigh Ashford Tells All!
by Nicole Rosky - December 13, 2015


Annaleigh Ashford has been on a roll since taking home her Tony Award in June. Currently starring as Broadway's favorite pooch in SYLVIA, she also juggles her hit cabaret act, LOST IN THE STARS, and her role on Showtime's MASTERS OF SEX. In between it all, she joined a long list of guests for SAG-AFTRA Foundation and BroadwayWorld's Conversations Q&A series, recognizing and celebrating the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. Watch below as she updates us on how things have been going at the Cort Theatre and discusses everything from LEGALLY BLONDE to RENT. Check out the full interview below!

VIDEO: Becoming SYLVIA, An Inside Look At Annaleigh Ashford's Physicality Coachings
by Michael Dale - December 7, 2015


How the Tony-winner trained to perfect the realistic physicality needed to play Matthew Broderick's four-legged friend.

Breaking News: SYLVIA Will Conclude Broadway Run in January
by Nicole Rosky - November 24, 2015


SYLVIA, the Broadway revival of the play by two-time Pulitzer Prize-nomineeA.R. Gurney (The Dining Room, Love Letters) will end its limited-engagement on Sunday, January 3, 2016.  SYLVIA began previews on Friday, October 2ndand opened on Tuesday, October 27, 2015.  When it closes, SYLVIA will have played 79 performances and 27 previews.  SYLVIA is currently playing at The Cort Theatre (138 W. 48th Street). Tickets for SYLVIA are available online atwww.telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6200, or in-person at The Cort Theatre box office (138 W. 48th St.).  

VIDEO: SYLVIA's Annaleigh Ashford Proves She's Good With Dogs at Bideawee
by Michael Dale - November 13, 2015


The Tony-winner shows she can not only play a dog, she can train one as well.

Broadway's SYLVIA and More Set for CUNY TV's November Edition of ARTS IN THE CITY
by TV News Desk - November 13, 2015


It's November in the city, packed with arts, culture, history and laughs. And Magalie Laguerre-Wilkinson hosts this month's ARTS IN THE CITY from the Noguchi Museum exhibit, Museum of Stones. The newest ARTS IN THE CITY debuts today, November 13 (2015) on CUNY TV (*see below) .

Animal Experts and More Set for SYLVIA's Tuesday Talk-Back Series, Starting Tonight
by BWW News Desk - November 10, 2015


SYLVIA, the acclaimed comedy by two-time Pulitzer Prize-nominee A.R. Gurney (The Dining Room, Love Letters) kicks off its TUESDAY TALK-BACK SERIES. Beginning tonight, November 10th, audiences will be invited to stay for post-show discussions that will feature members of the Sylvia cast and company, in addition to leading animal experts, authors, media personalities and animal- related non-profits.

So Easy Your Dog Could Book It! Broadway's SYLVIA to Launch Digital Lottery Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - November 9, 2015


Booking tickets to SYLVIA just got so easy your dog could do it for you. The play is the latest Broadway show to launch a digital lottery!

Animal Experts and More Set for SYLVIA's Tuesday Talk-Back Series
by BWW News Desk - November 6, 2015


SYLVIA, the acclaimed comedy by two-time Pulitzer Prize-nominee A.R. Gurney (The Dining Room, Love Letters) proudly announces its TUESDAY TALK-BACK SERIES. Beginning this coming Tuesday, November 10th, audiences will be invited to stay for post-show discussions that will feature members of the Sylvia cast and company, in addition to leading animal experts, authors, media personalities and animal- related non-profits.

Broadway's SYLVIA and More Set for CUNY TV's November Edition of ARTS IN THE CITY
by TV News Desk - November 4, 2015


It's November in the city, packed with arts, culture, history and laughs. And Magalie Laguerre-Wilkinson hosts this month's ARTS IN THE CITY from the Noguchi Museum exhibit, Museum of Stones. The newest ARTS IN THE CITY debuts Friday, November 13 (2015) on CUNY TV (*see below) .

VIDEO: In Performance: Matthew Broderick & Annaleigh Ashford in Scene from SYLVIA
by Caryn Robbins - November 3, 2015


This week's New York Times In Performance video features Tony Award-winning actors Matthew Broderick and Annaleigh Ashford in a scene from A. R. Gurney's comedy SYLVIA

BWW TV: Doggone It! Chatting with the Company of SYLVIA on Opening Night!
by TV - Opening Night Special - October 28, 2015


It was 20 years ago when Sarah Jessica Parker starred Off-Broadway in A.R. Gurney's off-beat comedy about a man and his dog, SYLVIA. Just last night her hubby Matthew Broderick had the honor of opening in SYLVIA on Broadway, joined by Annaleigh Ashford as Sylvia, with Julie White and Robert Sella. BroadwayWorld was on hand at the after party to chat with the company after the curtain went down. Find out what they had to say about opening night below!

BWW TV: It's All Puppy Love on the SYLVIA Red Carpet; Find Out Why Broadway's Best Loves Their Pooches!
by TV - Red Carpets - October 28, 2015


It was 20 years ago when Sarah Jessica Parker starred Off-Broadway in A.R. Gurney's off-beat comedy about a man and his dog, SYLVIA. Just last night her hubby Matthew Broderick had the honor of opening in SYLVIA on Broadway, joined by Annaleigh Ashford as Sylvia, with Julie White and Robert Sella. BroadwayWorld was on the red carpet for the big night to chat with the celebrity guests about the show, and more importantly, whether they are dog-people or cat-people. Find out what Sarah Jessica Parker, Nathan  Lane, Jerry Mitchell and more had to say below!

VIDEO: SYLVIA's Matthew Broderick Talks 'Ferris Bueller' Sequel & More on Bravo
by Caryn Robbins - October 28, 2015


SYLVIA's Matthew Broderick stopped by the WATCH WHAT HAPPENS clubhouse last night and was asked to name the 'bitchiest' thing about wife Sarah Jessica Parker.

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of SYLVIA with Sarah Jessica Parker, Bernadette Peters & More!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - October 28, 2015


It was 20 years ago when Sarah Jessica Parker starred Off-Broadway in A.R. Gurney's off-beat comedy about a man and his dog, SLYVIA. Just last night her hubby Matthew Broderick had the honor of opening in SLYVIA on Broadway, joined by Annaleigh Ashford as Sylvia, with Julie White and Robert Sella. BroadwayWorld was there for all of the opening night festivities and you can check out photos from the red carpet arrivals below!

Photo Coverage: Annaleigh Ashford and SYLVIA Company Celebrate Opening Night!
by Linda Lenzi - October 28, 2015


It was 20 years ago when Sarah Jessica Parker starred Off-Broadway in A.R. Gurney's off-beat comedy about a man and his dog, SYLVIA. Just last night her hubby Matthew Broderick had the honor of opening in SYLVIA on Broadway, joined by Annaleigh Ashford as Sylvia, with Julie White and Robert Sella. BroadwayWorld was there for all of the opening night festivities and you can check out photos from the after party below!

BWW Review: Annaleigh Ashford Gives a Quirky and Endearing Star Turn In SYLVIA
by Michael Dale - October 28, 2015


The gifted comic performer is pure gold in A.R. Gurney's tale of a man and his dog.

Review Roundup: SYLVIA Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - October 27, 2015


SYLVIA, a play by two-time Pulitzer Prize-nominee A.R. Gurney (The Dining Room, Love Letters) and directed by Tony Award-winner Daniel Sullivan (Proof) opens on Broadway tonight, October 27, 2015. Let's see what the critics had to say...

Sylvia FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What productions of Sylvia have there been?
Sylvia has had 2 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 1995 and Broadway which opened in 2015.
What awards has Sylvia been nominated for?
Sylvia has been nominated for the Distinguished Performance Award at the Drama League Awards for Annaleigh Ashford.

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