Is The King's Speech Headed to Broadway in 2012?

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08 Aug 2011

Colin Firth as King George VI in
Colin Firth as King George VI in "The Kings Speech"
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The stage version of "The King's Speech," which is based on the true story of King George VI, following the Royal Monarch's quest to find his voice, is heading to Broadway, according to Showbiz411.com.

David Seidler penned the original play and the subsequent Oscar-winning screenplay. His work is scheduled to arrive on Broadway in fall 2012, following a three-to-five week run at Guilford's Yvonne Arnaud Theater in the U.K. in January 2012. A London run in March will also precede the Broadway production.

Producer Michael Alden had previously told the New York Times that he was working on a stage version of the new film. An official announcement about the stage production has yet to be made.

The picture starred Colin Firth as England's World War II-era king and Geoffrey Rush (Broadway's Exit the King) as Lionel Logue. Both men were Oscar-nominated, with Firth winning the Academy Award for his performance.



"The King's Speech," the hit British film based on an unproduced play about the speech impediment suffered by King George VI, also won seven BAFTAS -- the U.K. equivalent of the Oscar -- including Best Film and Best British Film.