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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

78
Clever, Hilarious, Quirky

See it if You want to see Annaleigh Ashford hilariously portray a dog!

Don't see it if You don't enjoy an exploration of a human-dog relationship or a bit of language.

74
Ambitious, Entertaining, Fluffy, Indulgent, Slow

See it if you looooove dogs

Don't see it if you like fast moving theater

90
Delightful, Funny, Great acting, Great staging, Masterful

See it if u love Annaleigh Ashford (u don't? you will). The other startling perf is Robert Sella's as 3 dif. persons. MB & JW are delightful. I loved!

Don't see it if Forget that: SEE IT. Thanks Show-Score for you know what. Judi & I had a g/ time at Tender Bar chatting w/ DoubleDReviews and his brother.

81
Clever, Enchanting, Delightful, Original, Profound

See it if You are a dog lover.

Don't see it if You have a limited imagination and dislike dogs.

73
Funny, Delightful, Resonant, Fluffy, Entertaining

See it if you're a dog lover, want something light & entertaining, or want to catch a memorable performance by a rising star (Annaleigh Ashford).

Don't see it if you're looking for something profound & with great substance. Or if you hate dogs for some reason.

70
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Arfing funny

See it if You like dogs

Don't see it if you don't like Matthew Broderick's one-note performance

77
Entertaining, Delightful, Funny, Great acting, Fluffy

See it if I can't imagine seeing this w/o Annaleigh Ashford in the title role, she certainly takes this pet-lovers show to "Tony" heights! See it NOW!

Don't see it if If U hate dogs, pseudo-love triangles, marital squabbles, etc. then this may not be for you. Try to see it this wknd (closes Jan. 3rd 2016)!

52
Funny, Disappointing, Indulgent, Overrated

See it if you want to see same Broadway names.

Don't see it if you won't, it closed.

80
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you're in the mood for a lighthearted romp with a fantastic physically-creative performance from Annaleigh Ashford.

Don't see it if you hate dogs.

90
Funny, Great acting, Fluffy, Great writing, Quirky

See it if You love Julie White and Annaleigh Ashford. Or just if you're looking for a light comedy and a fun night out.

Don't see it if You used to love Matthew Broderick.

65
Fluffy, Funny

See it if Like light hearted sketch comedies, and dogs

Don't see it if Dislike the above

80
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Cliched, Dated

See it if You are an animal lover and have a pet.

Don't see it if You don't like animals or don't have a pet. A lot of the jokes are based off the funny things pet-owners do.

80
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Quirky, Great acting

See it if Enjoy a charming show with funny people. It's a great show for pet lovers!

Don't see it if You're not a fan of offensive language- Swear words throughout.

95
Funny, Hilarious, Must see, Original, Entertaining

See it if You want something light hearted and fun!

Don't see it if You don't like talking dogs!

72
Delightful, Great acting, Fluffy, Funny

See it if you love your dog and believe our pets talk to us

Don't see it if if serious theatre is your thing, this isn't it

55
Indulgent, Slow, Funny, Interesting concept, Poorly executed

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.

68
Entertaining, Funny, Cute, Fluffy, Fun

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.

75
A miss, Disappointing, Cute, Funny, Fluffy

See it if Annaleigh Ashford was wonderful and really went for it in this tale of puppy love.

Don't see it if You expect Matthew Broderick to be different than any of his other roles.

75
Absorbing, Clever, Funny, Refreshing, Delightful

See it if you are in the mood for something light, funny and feel-good

Don't see it if you are looking for an intense night at the theater, or you are hard to impress.

90
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Intelligent

See it if You love dogs and the idea of saving a rescue dog

Don't see it if You are a cat person

89
Entertaining, Funny, Delightful

See it if you enjoy cleverly written comedies, with many laugh out loud moments. & dogs!

Don't see it if you only like musicals or serious dramas.

79
Funny, Clever, Intelligent

See it if you love dogs and dog people - like great acting

Don't see it if you are expecting Matthew Broderick 2 act - the rest of the cast is amazing and make the show

75
Funny, Entertaining, Light, Refreshing

See it if you are a dog lover.

Don't see it if you don;t like seeing a human play a dog.

84
Entertaining, Clever, Hilarious, Refreshing, Quirky

See it if If you're a dog person or a Broderick fan, RUN! Hilarious and clever script; great performances;

Don't see it if If you're not into over the top acting;

70
Entertaining, Funny, Refreshing

See it if you want to laugh and to see a masterful playing of a dog by Ashford. It's lighthearted and fun, but Broderick was one-note and boring.

Don't see it if you don't like dogs, or want to see good acting by Broderick. You'd get tired of a small cast, or want to be intellectually stimulated.


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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