Sylvia Summary

  • Sylvia is 1.5 Hours long, including an intermission of None
  • 6 Shows per week
  • Previews Began: October 2, 2015
  • Opens October 27, 2015
  • Show Closed: January 3, 2016

Sylvia is a play by A.R. Gurney first written in 1995, when it premiered Off-Broadway starring Sarah Jessica Parker. This production marks the show’s Broadway debut. The play deals with a dog’s influence on the marriage of a couple who live in the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

Sylvia on Broadway Background

A.R. Gurney is a playwright well known for works such as Love Letters, Sweet Sue and The Golden Age, as well as many plays that have not yet been performed on Broadway. In the 2015 revival, Sylvia, who is a dog, will be played by Annaleigh Ashford. Ashford has twice been nominated for Tony Awards, in 2013 for Best Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical for Kinky Boots, and in 2015 for Best Actress in a Featured Role in a Play for You Can’t Take It With You.

The wife, Kate, is played by Julie White, whose previous Broadway credits include Airline Highway (for which she received a Tony Award nomination for Best Actress in a Featured Role in a Play), Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike and Ann and The Little Dog Laughed. Sylvia is directed by Daniel Sullivan, whose many Broadway credits include The Country House, The Snow Geese, Orphans, Glengarry Glen Ross and The Columnist.

The producers, Jeffrey Richards and Jerry Frankel, have produced some of the most exciting works of theatre in recent years, including Wolf Hall, The Heidi Chronicles, You Can’t Take It With You, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill and The Realistic Joneses.

What’s Sylvia Like?

When the Manhattan Theatre Club staged the original Off-Broadway production in 1995, New York Times theatre critic called it full of theatrical intelligence, and stated that it was written so well that even though, like a dog, it may make a mess, it will consistently please. Annaleigh Ashford is one of the greatest contemporary comediennes to arrive on Broadway in recent years, and Daniel Sullivan is a vastly experienced director on Broadway. Therefore, this production is sure to be extraordinarily well crafted, and a very funny night at the theatre.

Is Sylvia Good for Kids?

Yes, the show is most appropriate for children over the age of 8. Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.

Theatre Information

Cort Theatre

138 West 48th Street
New York, NY 10019
Seats: 1,102
Entrance: 48th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues
Theatre Information

Cort Theatre Seating Chart

Sylvia Marquee

Sylvia Marquee

Cast Members

Kate
Julie White
Tom/Phyllis/Leslie
Robert Sella
Sylvia
Annaleigh Ashford
Greg
Matthew Broderick

Producers

Jerry Frankel

Jeffrey Richards

Daryl Roth

Production Credits

Direction
Daniel Sullivan
Scenic Design
David Rockwell
Costume Design
Ann Roth
Lighting Design
Japhy Weideman
Book
AR Gurney

Creative Team

General Manager
101 Productions
Company Manager
Lizz Cone
Casting Director
William Cantler at Telsey + Company
Technical Supervisor
Hudson Theatrical Association
Press Agent
Jeffrey Richards Associates
Advertising Representative
AKA NYC