Sylvia to close early on Broadway on 3 January 2016

The Broadway premiere of A.R. Gurney's comedy Sylvia has posted early closing notices at the Cort Theatre. The production will now end its run on 3 January 2016, after which it will have played 79 performances and 27 previews.

The production began previews on 2 October 2015 before an official opening on 27 October 2015. It was originally scheduled to play a limited engagement through to 24 January 2016.

Sylvia received mixed-to-poor notices, with many critics praising the work of Annaleigh Ashford and the trivial nature of the comedy, but many finding fault with Matthew Broderick's performance as 'Greg'.

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?"

The cast of Sylvia includes Tony Award winner Annaleigh Ashford (Sylvia), Tony Award winner Matthew Broderick (Greg), Tony Award winner Julie White (Kate), and Drama Desk Award winner Robert Sella (Tom/Phyllis/Leslie).

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

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

- by Dom O'Hanlon

Matthew Broderick & Annaleigh Ashford in Sylvia
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