Matthew Broderick completes cast of Broadway's Sylvia


Two-time Tony Award winner Matthew Broderick has been announced as the final member of the cast of the upcoming Broadway production of A.R. Gurney's comedy Sylvia.

Broderick takes on the role of Greg and joins previously announced cast members Tony Award winner Annaleigh Ashford (Sylvia), Tony Award winner Julie White (Kate), and Drama Desk Award winner Robert Sella (Tom/Phyllis/Leslie).

New dates for the production have also been announced. Sylvia will now officially open at the Cort Theatre on 27 October 2015, following previews from 2 October 2015. The show is currently booking through to 17 January 2015.

Synopsis: "Has your pet changed your life? Have you ever wondered what she’s thinking when she stares up at you and tilts her head? Could she have the secret to understanding the world at large and your place in it? Or is she just more interested in how your shoe tastes? The world of a middle-aged New York couple is turned topsy-turvy when the husband brings home an exceptionally engaging canine running loose in Central Park. This 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?"

Sylvia is directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan and produced on Broadway by Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, and Daryl Roth.

The creative team features scenic design by David Rockwell, costume design by Ann Roth, and lighting design by Japhy Weideman.

Sylvia was originally produced off-Broadway in 1995 by the Manhattan Theatre Club at New York City Center's Stage I. Sarah Jessica Parker starred in the title role alongside Blythe Danner and the production ran for 167 performances, earning Drama Desk Award nominations for Outstanding Play, Outstanding Actress in a Play (for Parker), and Outstanding Costume Design.

Matthew Broderick was last seen on Broadway in 'It's Only A Play.' Other Broadway credits include 'Nice Work If You Can Get It,' 'The Odd Couple', 'You Can Count on Me' and 'The Producers'. He won his first Tony Award for 'Brighton Beach Memoirs', and his second for the 1995 revival of 'How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.' His most iconic film credits include 'Ferris Bueller’s Day Off', 'The Cable Guy', 'Inspector Gadget' and 'The Stepford Wives.'

- by Tom Millward

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