NBC can­cels ‘Welcome to Swe­den’

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - ENTERTAINMENT - THE AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS

U.S. view­ers aren’t go­ing to see the love story on TV’s “Welcome to Swe­den” play out.

NBC has can­celled the com­edy star­ring Greg Poehler two weeks into its sec­ond sea­son.

Poehler’s sis­ter Amy served as one of the ex­ec­u­tive pro­duc­ers of the se­ries. It was an in­ter­na­tional pro­duc­tion, filmed in Swe­den with Amer­i­can and Swedish ac­tors. It aired there and in the U.S. It is based on Greg Poehler’s re­al­life ex­pe­ri­ence of fall­ing in love with a Swedish woman and mov­ing to her home.

Two-time Tony Award-win­ner Matthew Brod­er­ick has joined the up­com­ing cast of A.R. Gur­ney’s “Sylvia” on Broad­way.

Brod­er­ick, who re­cently ap­peared in “It’s Only a Play,” joins pre­vi­ously an­nounced Tony­win­ners Julie White and An­naleigh Ash­ford. Per­for­mances be­gin Oct. 2 at the Court Theatre.

In this 1995 comic howler, Gur­ney wrote about a dog who se­duces the at­ten­tions and af­fec­tion of a hard-work­ing, mid­dle class hus­band.

The dog will be played by Ash­ford, whose cred­its in­clude “Kinky Boots” and Take It With You.”

The di­rec­tor is Daniel Sul­li­van. David Rock­well will build the sets.

“Sylvia” was first pro­duced of­fBroad­way with Sarah Jes­sica Parker — Brod­er­ick’s wife — in the dog­gie role. The pro­duc­ers of the re­vival are Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel and Daryl Roth.

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