Matthew Broderick stars in the Broadway revival about a couple whose lives are changed when the husband brings home a dog he finds in Central Park. More…
'Sylvia' is about what happens when a smart, sassy canine befriends a New Yorker in Central Park and changes his and his wife’s life forever. The comedy takes a look into the complexities of love and commitment and asks what it truly means to be devoted to your partner…and how you choose between the love of your life and man’s best friend. Starring two-time Tony winner Matthew Broderick and Tony-winner Annaleigh Ashford.
See it if you love dogs. Without a devotion to furry friends, Sylvia's charms are elusive. Broderick was bland; Ashford too spicy. I didn't laugh once
Don't see it if you want an intelligent, insightful evening of theater. Sylvia is entertaining drivel. Closing doggie pix was a cheap bid for approval.
See it if I thought the story was weak and embarrassingly silly. Matthew Broderick seemed to be just going through the motions.
Don't see it if You're looking for a well acted, funny, sharp comedy
See it if you love Julie White, and will see her in anything, even if she is wasted in the role.
Don't see it if you are over this weird character Matthew Broderick has been playing for the last 10 years.
See it if you like Annaleigh Ashford. She's a riot! The rest of the show didn't do much for me, despite the talented cast.
Don't see it if you can't sit through two hours of plodding, uneven, self-indulgent theatre.
See it if you enjoy comedians having fun; you're the kind of white upper-middle class midlife New Yorker who likes to laugh at stereotypes of yourself
Don't see it if you're a feminist; gender is not dealt with carefully.
See it if Annaleigh Ashford. Robert Sella. You can let the jokes that land carry you through all the ones that don't.
Don't see it if This play really didn't deserve a revival. The material is dated and even the "timeless" humor feels uninspired and saved by the actors.
See it if Happiness is a warm puppy or, as Stoppard wrote, all you need from a play is, "Love and a bit with a dog." Ashford is adorably adoptable.
Don't see it if Sketch material protracted to 2 hours has you scratching the door to get out and Broderick's delivery sounds like Shirley Temple in drag.
See it if You love dogs, don't mind Matthew Broderick's one-note, uninvolved acting style, and can get a major discount.
Don't see it if unless you LOVE Matthew Broderick & would also leave your spouse for a dog. He reads lines but doesn't add any emotion or humor. He bored me
See it if You like silly, nonsensical, overacted and mostly off-base canine humor mixed with flat and formulaic marital difficulties.
Don't see it if You expect creative, clever, nuanced and well-developed humor consistently based on a solid foundation of canine and marital behavior.
See it if you're a dog-lover and/or if you're looking for a fun feel-good show. Annaleigh Ashford is stupendous.
Don't see it if you're with young children. Most of the show is tame, but there was an unexpected amount of cursing [not a lot, but more than anticipated].
See it if you want to see Annaleigh Ashford command the stage and have fun
Don't see it if you don't like actors chewing the scene; you are uncomfortable with insinuated romance between a human and a dog
See it if you enjoy light comedies with moments of sincerity.
Don't see it if those moments of sincerity need to be more often than not. A nice attempt at the story but lacking in acting depth.
See it if You love dogs or are considering your midlife crisis. Makes a great case for man's best friend. Whole cast gives a master class in acting.
Don't see it if You don't want saccharine sweet entertainment. It's fairly predictable. Not for the nervous cat owner!
See it if you're a dog person. Parts of this were very touching for me, especially toward the end, simply because I thought of my dogs.
Don't see it if you're not a dog person. I caught myself falling asleep at certain parts. There isn't a strong enough story here.
See it if you are big fan of Annaleigh Ashford, she really shines. Also see it if you are looking for a night of light entertainment at the theatre.
Don't see it if you are looking for something original or really funny. The show does not take many risks with its humor or story.