Author: A.R. Gurney
Director: Daniel Sullivan
Cast: Annaleigh Ashford, Matthew Broderick, Robert Sella, Julie White
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Funny and heartwarming, Sylvia is about what happens when a smart, sassy, captivating canine befriends a New Yorker in Central Park and changes his life— and his wife’s life forever.
From Tony Award-winning® director Daniel Sullivan (Proof, Glengarry Glen Ross) and two-time Pulitzer Prize nominee A. R. Gurney (The Dining Room, Love Letters), Sylvia stars a brilliant cast of acclaimed comedians: two-time Tony winner Matthew Broderick (The Producers, How To Succeed…), Tony winner Julie White (The Little Dog Laughed), Drama Desk Award-winner Robert Sella (Stuff Happens), and fresh from her 2015 Tony-winning performance in You Can’t Take It With You, Annaleigh Ashford as Broadway’s friskiest new heroine. 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?
“Delicious and dizzy, full of theatrical intelligence and writerly skill. It’s for anyone who has ever owned a dog, loved a dog or wished the dog would take a long weekend.
A.R. Gurney, the chronicler of sophisticated upper-middle-class angst, author of plays like The Dining Room and Love Letters, is a man gifted with uncommon insight into human motivations and frailties. So when he turns his gift to the analysis of what a dog might really be thinking and really want, it should not be surprising that the results are so rich.”
–The New York Times
“Matthew Broderick will have you rolling in the aisles. Annaleigh Ashford takes her place as a comedienne at the top of her class. Julie White is Terrific. Robert Sella is howlingly hysterical. Daniel Sullivan’s production of A.R. Gurney’s play is so warm and bitingly funny, you’ll have to be an absolute Grinch to resist its immense charms. It’ll give you a new leash on life! Everyone should fetch a ticket, come, sit and stay!”
-Roma Torre, NY1
“★★★★ Critic’s pick! This breezy, frisky comedy is a joy!”
– Time Out New York
“One of the best comedies of the past quarter century. It’s been a long time since I heard an audience laugh as hard as it did. I laughed too and so will you! It’s so funny!”
– The Wall Street Journal