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 like to laugh and love good acting. Anna leith Ashford is amazing and oddly convincing as a dog, the rest of the cast is also great.
Don't see it if ...you are not willing to stretch your imagination to believe in a dog who is not wearing a dog costume and who speaks with her owners.
See it if You're looking for a light-hearted comedic play. It's an original concept (a talking dog) that works. The audience laughed a lot. Sweet.
Don't see it if Broderick is pretty terrible in it but Annaleigh Ashford shines. It's a small cast but the story was surprisingly delightful.
See it if You want to watch Annaleigh Ashford have a lot of fun for two hours.
Don't see it if You want to see Matthew Broderick do anything more than leisurely stroll his way through the evening.
See it if You like very clever, funny shows with an incredibly acted, tony worthy performance by Sylvia
Don't see it if you're a grump without a sense of humor
See it if You are a dog lover, lover of Annaleigh Ashford or comedies
Don't see it if You want to see a more serious play, or if you can't sit through a play that is a bit longer than it needs to be
See it if You want a perfectly harmless commercial comedy. This ain't a magnum opus, but it goes great with a nice brunch.
Don't see it if You prefer serious character depth and strong dramatic tension.
See it if You enjoy clever comedies. Annaleigh Ashford as Sylvia, the dog is outstanding . She carries the show.
Don't see it if You are not a fan of light comedy with subtle, engaging messages.
See it if High caliber actors. Some working harder than others... Neat staging. Little weirdness with the chemistry if you forget she's actually a dog
Don't see it if It's a little cutesy and precious, but darn it if I didn't tear up at the tribute at the end.
See it if You enjoy Matthew Broderick. Or if you like cute, humerous, fluffy plays, that lack substance but provide entertainment. If you love dogs
Don't see it if You don't like Broderick. Or Can't handle Vulgar/raunchy language; If you prefer serious, sophisiticated theater.
See it if You have or have ever loved an animal. You have ever been in love, in a long term relationship or have experienced empty nest syndrome.
Don't see it if Not for children as they do curse (a lot). You can't appreciate a story with an epiphany & happy ending
See it if you have ever had a dog! Dog owners will appreciate getting inside a dog's mind.
Don't see it if you can't get over the conceit that the dog has actual spoken dialogue.
See it if You love dogs and your's isn't an animal but a person! You're "competing" with a dog for affection. You enjoy plays with no social message.
Don't see it if You are offended by curse words. ( there are a lot of them) You expect Mathew Broderick to deliver a more than monotone performance.
See it if You love quirky comedies with a mix of low and high brow jokes or if you are a dog lover.
Don't see it if You are offended by profanity or crude humor
See it if You are an ardent animal lover and don't mind watching a 2 hour play solely about the thought process of a canine
Don't see it if You cannot relate to animals and can't find humor in their everyday life Don't see it if you want a more lively show with a large cast.
See it if you have lived w/a dog anytime in your life; watching a great actress capture the nuances of dogs' behaviors. Reminded me of Mimi, R.I.P.
Don't see it if you are tired of Matthew Broderick and dogs are not your thing. This play is told from the viewpoint of a dog.
See it if you don't mind the fact that an excellent first act is followed by a weaker second act.
Don't see it if you would mind the above problem. This would have been better as a fast 90 minute one-act.
See it if You like dogs, and are interested in seeing something a bit different take place on stage
Don't see it if You don't like dogs, you don't like swearing (Sylvia is a bit of a potty mouth), are bothered by Matthew Broderick