The Verdict: Critics Review Sylvia Starring Annaleigh Ashford and Matthew Broderick

The Verdict   The Verdict: Critics Review Sylvia Starring Annaleigh Ashford and Matthew Broderick
 
A.R. Gurney's touching comedy Sylvia, which stars Tony winners Annaleigh Ashford, Matthew Broderick and Julie White, officially opened on Broadway Oct. 27 at the Cort Theatre. Here's what critics had to say.
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Ashford, who stars in the title role as the show's lovable pooch, is joined by Broderick as Sylvia's owner, who is going through a midlife crisis. The cast also stars Tony winner White as Broderick's wife and Robert Sella in a variety of roles, both male and female.

Daniel Sullivan directs the Broadway staging of the 1995 play. Previews began Oct. 2.

Playbill.com will continue to update reviews as they come in.

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Sylvia, according to press notes, 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. 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?"

The production has scenic design by Tony Award nominee David Rockwell, costume design by Academy Award winner Ann Roth, lighting design by Tony Award nominee Japhy Weideman, sound design by Peter Fitzgerald and music by Greg Pliska with wig and makeup design by Campbell Young Associates. James Fitzsimmons is the production stage manager. Casting is by Telsey + Company/William Cantler, CSA.

Sylvia is produced by Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel and Daryl Roth.

The original 1995 production starred Parker (as Sylvia), Blythe Danner and Charles Kimbrough, and ran 167 performances at Manhattan Theatre Club's Stage I.

The Cort Theatre is located at 138 W. 48th Street. Tickets are available by visiting telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6200.

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