Already closed | 2h 0m | Midtown W

Sylvia

From 410 member  reviews
Members say: Funny, Clever, Entertaining, Delightful, Great acting

About the show

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.

2h 0m | Already closed | Cort Theatre (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (410)

MEMBERS SAY:

Funny, Clever, Entertaining, Delightful, Great acting
79
Avg Score

During previews
100
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Refreshing

See it if You want to be entertained every moment.

Don't see it if You cannot relate at all to an animal lover.

During previews
97
Delightful, Great acting, Entertaining, Hilarious, Must see

See it if you love dogs and you want to see Annaleigh Ashford work her magic.

Don't see it if you have no imagination and aren't a dog lover.

During previews
95
Clever, Delightful, Great acting, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if You are an animal lover and appreciate the value of a pet to quality of life

Don't see it if You don't appreciate pets

During previews
100
Delightful, Enchanting, Hilarious, Great writing, Original

See it if you want to see an adorably hilarious original piece about dogs. It is a must-see if you're a dog owner- so relatable!

Don't see it if you don't like dogs.

During previews
80
Entertaining, Quirky, Refreshing

See it if you're not sure whether you like "straight plays" or if you just need a laugh.

Don't see it if you don't like Matthew Broderick or if you don't like dogs.

During previews
70
Quirky, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You're a dog lover or you want to laugh about dog owners in the city.

Don't see it if You think Matthew Broderick is going to knock your socks off.

During previews
99
Funny

See it if You are a dog lover or even just appreciate animals.

Don't see it if You expect a high energy musical extravaganza

During previews
100
Clever, Funny, Romantic, Quirky

See it if Great show for anyone who has a dog, ever had a dog, knows someone with a dog...or has lived or been to NY. Funny, but very touching too.

Don't see it if You are an emotional iceberg. Perhaps, also, best not to see if you've recently list a pet. Tears will flow.

During previews
79
Entertaining, Delightful

See it if Your a dog lover. Not for children. Looking for something a little different but easily entertained.

Don't see it if This is not a musical however there is one song that is aong that is really amazing. Don't see it if you are not an animal lover.

During previews
79
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great staging

See it if You are a fan of Annaleigh Ashford. She had the audience in stitches and is the star of the show!

Don't see it if You don't like slapstick or imagination,


October 27th, 2015
"'Sylvia,' despite being one of Mr. Gurney’s more popular plays — the woman-plays-dog conceit probably helps — feels tediously overextended and repetitive at two hours and two acts. Although it has a certain silly charm, a sweet message about making connections both human and non- and some nicely...
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October 27th, 2015
"Broderick, perkier than he’s been lately, gets crucial voltage from Ashford and White, both endlessly inventive comedians. Ashford has the showier role, dashing about in fanciful doggy couture and keeping up a sassy stream-of-consciousness. She sniffs strangers’ crotches with impunity; she butt-...
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October 27th, 2015
Unfortunately, this fantastic comic challenge is a dramaturgical disaster... A play that already seemed 20 years behind the times in 1995 now seems not just tired but icky... I left the theater — after the sappy post-curtain slide show — feeling pretty much like Kate, peeved and disapproving but...
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October 27th, 2015
"What makes the one-dimensional play even more annoying, however, is its questionable sexual politics... The natural conclusion is followed by an unnecessary coda that goes on to spell out the obvious, turning it into pure schmaltz. No one would blame even the most nonmilitant feminist from snarl...
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