The King’s Speech to conquer Broadway

The Oscar-winning, Colin-Firth-starring, trophy-film-for-speech-impediments The King’s Speech is heading to Broadway.

Showbiz 411 has confirmed the film’s screenwriter David Seidler (who picked up an Academy Award for his troubles) will bring the story of King George VI of Britain and his now famous speech therapist, Lionel Logue (played by Geoffrey Rush in the film), to the hallowed stage of Broadway.

Originally written as a play, The King’s Speech will make its stage debut in late 2012, with casting having already begun.

Interestingly, the play will have its premiere in the UK before setting up home in New York City. It will begin with a three-to-five week engagement beginning in January and hosted by Guilford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, before moving to London’s West End in March.

No names have been thrown into the rumour mill so far to fill the shoes of Firth and Rush in portraying King George VI and Lionel Logue.

Discuss: Unfortunately, this won’t be a musical. Want to suggest some song titles for the musical numbers anyway?

One Response to “The King’s Speech to conquer Broadway”

  1. Sounds fantastic! Can’t wait for it to make it’s way to Australia!

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