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Sylvia - 2015 - Broadway Tickets, News, 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.

Schedule

Running Time: Two hours, with one intermission

Cort Theatre (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
138 West 48th St. Seating Chart
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Featured Reviews For Sylvia


Sylvia review – Annaleigh Ashford excels in canine comedy - Guardian
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 - Deadline
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.


 



 

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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.
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.
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
by BroadwayWorld TV - 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!
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.
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.).  
by Michael Dale - November 13, 2015
The Tony-winner shows she can not only play a dog, she can train one as well.
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) .
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.
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!
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.
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) .
by Stage Tube - 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
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!
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!
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.