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Sylvia, Starring Matthew Broderick and Annaleigh Ashford, Set to Open on Broadway

A.R. Gurney's 1995 off-Broadway comedy returns for a major production at Broadway's Cort Theatre. logo
Matthew Broderick and Annaleigh Ashford star in A.R. Gurney's Sylvia, directed by Daniel Sullivan, at the Cort Theatre.
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Sarah Jessica Parker originated the title role of A.R. Gurney's Sylvia when it premiered at Manhattan Theatre Club in 1995. She was dating Matthew Broderick at the time and based her performance on his dog, Sally. Twenty years later, Broderick is starring in the play's Broadway debut opposite Tony Award winner Annaleigh Ashford.

The story follows Greg (Broderick), a middle-aged financier living on Manhattan's Upper West Side. He and his wife, Kate (Julie White), are empty nesters ever since the kids left for college. That is, until Greg picks up Sylvia (Ashford) in Central Park. Sylvia is a stray dog in need of a good home, but Kate is determined that it won't be her home. Is this the story of man's best friend or a midlife love affair? You be the judge. Robert Sella plays every other character in the play, and Daniel Sullivan directs.

You can see photos from the production below:

Check back tomorrow for TheaterMania's review of Sylvia as well as photos and video from the red carpet.

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