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The King's Speech

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Before Queen Elizabeth II, her father, King George VI, reigned-the younger son known by his family as "Bertie" with a chronic stammer, never expected to rule. But when his brother David abdicated the throne to wed American divorcée Wallis Simpson, the man who would become king had to rally a nation preparing for war. Enter an unconventional speech therapist named Lionel Logue, who would help the monarch find his voice.

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by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2019
Tickets for the National Theatre's upcoming productions of THE ILLUSIONISTS a?" MAGIC OF THE HOLIDAYS (December 3-8, 2019), Bartlett Sher's new Broadway revival of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (December 10-15, 2019), and JERSEY BOYS (December 17, 2019 - January 5, 2020) will go on sale to the general public this Friday, September 13 at 10am.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2019
The London Theatre Company by special arrangement with Elliott & Harper Productions and Catherine Schreiber, presents the much-celebrated Leeds Playhouse production of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe over the 2019/20 festive season at the Bridge.
by Stage Tube - Sep 24, 2019
Jason Derulo shared a clip from the upcoming 'Cats' movie while showing off his gym and his fridge for Men's Health. Watch the video below!
by Review Roundups - Sep 23, 2019
Chicago Shakespeare Theater's North American Premiere production of David Seidler's The King's Speech opened last week in The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare and runs through October 20, 2019. Directed by Michael Wilson, the production stars Harry Hadden-Paton as Bertie and James Frain as Lionel Logue. Read the reviews below!
by Rachel Weinberg - Sep 23, 2019
Chicago Shakespeare Theater's North American premiere of THE KING'S SPEECH is a wholly delightful theatrical affair, rife with British charm.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 20, 2019
Today's top stories: The Lightning Thief begins previews on Broadway tonight, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2019
Chicago Shakespeare Theater's North American Premiere production of David Seidler's The King's Speech opens tonight in The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 19, 2019
Chicago Shakespeare's production of The King's Speech is now on stage and we've got an exclusive first look at the production!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2019
Chicago Shakespeare Theater stages the North American Premiere production of The King's Speech, beginning September 12 in The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2019
Chicago Shakespeare's production of The King's Speech begins performances September 12, and they've released a special first look at the cast!
by Linnae Medeiros - Oct 7, 2019
Jellicle Cats, come one, come all! Today marks the 37th anniversary of the original Broadway production of Cats! To celebrate the Tony and Olivier-Award winning musical, we're heading to the Jellicle Ball for a look back at the show's original and revival productions. Check out our guide for a look at the show's history and some of its most memorable moments.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2019
In a new interview with Variety, Taylor Swift has revealed she has previously auditioned for CATS director Tom Hooper for the 2012 film adaptation of Les Misérables.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2019
Olivier Award nominee Patrick Ryecart (The Crown, Poldark, The King's Speech) will lead the cast of The Barn Theatre's reimagined actor-musician production of Charles Dickens' festive masterpiece, A Christmas Carol, as Ebenezer Scrooge.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2019
The Harry Potter Film Concert Series returns to the New Jersey Performing Arts Center with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 in Concert, the second to last film in the Harry Potter series. On May 30 at 7:30 pm, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra will perform Alexandre Desplat's incredible score live from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 while the entire film plays in high-definition on a 40-foot screen.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2019
Walter Stearns, Executive Director of Mercury Theater Chicago, announced today two new cast members to lead the production of Monty Python's SPAMALOT beginning November 14, with Jeff Diebold as King Arthur, and Keely Vasquez as the Lady of the Lake. SPAMALOT opened on September 8 to rave reviews, with the original cast members, Jonah D. Winston and Meghan Murphy originally at the helm in the roles of King Arthur and the Lady of the Lake. Murphy and Winston will play their final week of SPAMALOT through November 10.     
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2019
Rehearsal photos have been released for The Barn Theatre's upcoming reimagined actor-musician production of Charles Dickens' festive masterpiece, A Christmas Carol, which stars Olivier Award nominee Patrick Ryecart (The Crown, Poldark, The King's Speech) as Ebenezer Scrooge.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2019
Tony Award-winner Elizabeth Ashley and Tony Award-nominee Penny Fuller will star in a reading of Wharton/Williams, a work based on the short stories of novelist Edith Wharton and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tennessee Williams. Adapted by award-winning playwright/librettist Charles Leipart, Wharton/Williams will be directed by Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award-winner Michael Wilson.
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2019
The National Theatre's 2019-2020 Broadway at the National season continues with an unprecedented lineup of a dozen shows.
by TV News Desk - Jun 26, 2019
Netflix has announced additional voice cast joining “The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance,” the epic prequel series to the beloved 1982 Jim Henson film “The Dark Crystal.” Newly announced voice cast include:
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2019
Word for Word and Z Space will stage an immersive production of Samuel Taylor Coleridge's legendary Rime of the Ancient Mariner  with a press night of Saturday September 21 at 8pm running through October 12 (Previews Sept 11-15, 18-20) .   Rime of the Ancient Mariner is to be directed by Jim Cave and Delia MacDougall with a cast that features Nathaniel Andalis, Lucas Brandt, Robert Ernst*, Darryl V. Jones, Leontyne Mbele-Mbong*, Earl Paus, Charles Shaw Robinson and Patricia Silver*. (*member AEA)
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2018
Daniel Schumann, Lee Dean and Cambridge Arts Theatre in association with Birmingham Repertory Theatre today announce John Stahl (Big Ger Cafferty) and Cathy Tyson (Siobhan Clarke) will join Charles Lawson (John Rebus) in Rebus: Long Shadows, a brand new Rebus story written exclusively for the stage by author of the original novels, Ian Rankin and playwright Rona Munro. Further casting to be announced shortly.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2019
This year will see the inaugural Popcorn Group Writing Award in association with the Pleasance Theatre celebrate writing excellence at the Fringe. Platforming writers and artists that ignite and challenge the status quo, the award will be presented on 14th August at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe to the most fearless and topical piece of new writing.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2019
This year will see the inaugural Popcorn Group Writing Award in association with the Pleasance Theatre celebrate writing excellence at the Fringe.  Platforming writers and artists that ignite and challenge the status quo, the award will be presented on 14th August at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe to the most fearless and topical piece of new writing. 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2019
Tickets for the National Theatre's 2019-2020 productions MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 LIVE: THE GREAT CHEESY MOVIE CIRCUS TOUR (October 18-19, 2019), JOHN LEGUIZAMO'S LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS (November 21-23, 2019), MANDY PATINKIN IN CONCERT: DIARIES WITH ADAM BEN-DAVID ON PIANO (November 29, 2019), and THE SIMON & GARFUNKEL STORY (January 31 - February 1, 2020) will go on sale to the general public this Friday, August 2 at 10am.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2019
Headlong today announce the full cast for Hedda Tesman which will receive its world premiere at Chichester Festival Theatre before playing at The Lowry, Salford.
by TV News Desk - Jul 22, 2019
Emmy nominee and BAFTA award winning director Harry Bradbeer (“Fleabag,” “Killing Eve”) has begun production on location in London for the mystery adventure “Enola Holmes,” from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures. The starring cast is led by Millie Bobby Brown (“Godzilla: King of the Monsters,” “Stranger Things”) in the title role of Sherlock Holmes's much younger—and equally intelligent—sister, Enola. Joining Brown is Henry Cavill (“Mission: Impossible – Fallout,” “Man of Steel,” “The Witcher”) as Sherlock Holmes and Sam Claflin as the eldest of the Holmes siblings, Mycroft Holmes (“The Hunger Games” films, “Me Before You”), as well as two-time Oscar nominee Helena Bonham Carter (“The King's Speech,” “The Wings of the Dove,” the “Harry Potter” films) as the Holmes clan's enigmatic mother, Eudoria. Written by acclaimed screenwriter and playwright Jack Thorne (“Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” “Wonder”), the film's script is based on the popular Enola Holmes Mysteries book series by Nancy Springer, revealing a dynamic untold chapter in the life of the world's greatest detective and his brilliant family.
by TV News Desk - Jul 2, 2019
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 842 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures. The 2019 class is 50% women, 29% people of color, and represents 59 countries. Those who accept the invitations will be the only additions to the Academy's membership in 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2019
Tickets for the National Theatre's 2019-2020 Broadway at the National season opener MIKE BIRBIGLIA'S THE NEW ONE (September 24-29, 2019), as well as JIMMY BUFFETT'S ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE (October 8-13, 2019) and the RENT 20TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR (November 12-17, 2019) will go on sale to the general public this Friday, July 19 at 10am.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2019
Single and group tickets for Hartford Stage's 2019/2020 season are now on sale. The Tony Award-winning regional theatre's upcoming season will captivate audiences with classic and contemporary stories of redemption, reconnection, rediscovery, resilience, reinvention and resplendence.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2020
If you live in the Philippines, you'll now have the chance to see Universal Pictures' film adaptation of the famous stage musical Cats, directed by Tom Hooper (The King's Speech, Les Miserables). The movie arrives in Philippine cinemas on 8 January 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2020
David Seidler's original play THE KING'S SPEECH will make its D.C. debut at the National Theatre from February 11-16, 2020.
by TV News Desk - Feb 21, 2020
1917, the critically acclaimed, multi-award winning action spectacle including Academy Award® winner for Best Cinematography arrives on Digital March 10, 2020 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-rayTM and DVD March 24, 2020 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.  Hailed as “One of the most extraordinary cinematic achievements of the year” (JoBlo), the universally acclaimed film combines groundbreaking film making, memorable performances, and an unforgettable insight into the human experience against the shattering background of war. Additionally an Oscar® winner for Best Visual Effects and Best Sound Mixing, 1917 is “a new war movie classic” (NY Post).
by Review Roundups - Feb 14, 2020
David Seidler's original play THE KING'S SPEECH makes its D.C. debut at the National Theatre from February 11-16, 2020. The original play a?" which inspired the 2010 Oscar-winning film by the same name a?" marks the eleventh installment in the venue's 2019-2020 Broadway at the National series, which is set to include an unprecedented 17 productions.
by Jennifer Perry - Feb 13, 2020
At the end of the evening, sitting in the National Theatre, I was impressed with the care the cast and creative team took to present this story onstage. It's not your standard political drama, and it's not your standard inspirational porn about a person with a disability either. It's a compelling story about a complex man - complex like all of us. As a person who stutters, I may have identified with Bertie's struggles in a more personal way than many theatergoers and appreciated that his voice - his true voice - could be heard and not stifled. However, at the end of the day, don't we all just want to be heard and seen and valued for who we are?
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2019
Production photos have been released for The Barn Theatre's Built By Barn production of Alan Pollock's new version of the Charles Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol.
by BWW - Dec 23, 2019
There's just one final week to submit votes for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! Vote today to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!
by Stage Tube - Dec 17, 2019
Jason Derulo, who stars in the highly-anticipated film Cats, stopped by Live with Kelly and Ryan on Tuesday, December 17, to talk about this film and how he got into character for role in 'Cats.'
by Stage Tube - Dec 16, 2019
Grammy and Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson stopped by TODAY on Monday morning to talk about being one of the stars in the highly-anticipated Cats film, in theaters this Friday! 
by TV News Desk - Dec 13, 2019
Today, the the full tracklisting for Cats: Highlights From The Motion Picture Soundtrack was announced! The highly-anticipated soundtrack will be released Friday, December 20, alongside the film, which is directed by Oscar®-winning filmmaker Tom Hooper (Les Misérables, The King's Speech), and stars James Corden, Judi Dench, Jason Derulo, Idris Elba, Jennifer Hudson, Ian McKellen, Taylor Swift, Rebel Wilson and introduces Royal Ballet principal dancer Francesca Hayward.
by Linnae Medeiros - Aug 8, 2019
Jellicle cats, come one, come all! The long-awaited film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd-Webber's classic musical Cats is coming to movie theaters this December, and we can barely contain our excitement to see Grizabella, Rum Tug Tugger, Old Deuteronomy, and more come to the big screen. To get you all ready to see the Jellicle Ball on screen and celebrate International Cat Day, we've gathered all the info you need to know about the movie, from the casting to behind-the-scenes info. Check it all out!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2019
Chicago Shakespeare Theater announces today the cast and creative team for the North American Premiere production of The King's Speech, beginning September 12 in The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare. Writer David Seidler brings the remarkable true story that inspired the Academy Award-winning film back to the stage in a new production of the play, directed by Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award-winner Michael Wilson. Following the play's North American premiere in Chicago, the production is slated for engagements at other theaters across the country.
by Linnae Medeiros - Aug 22, 2019
We asked BroadwayWorld readers to give us their most burning questions about theatre's inner workings, and we received a question asking about what out-of-town tryouts are heading to the stage in the coming months. So we've put together a look to productions from around the country, from Atlanta to Chicago to San Diego and more! Check out our guide to get a peek at upcoming shows including Six, Almost Famous, Becoming Nancy, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2018
London Classic Theatre today announces that Carole Dance will now play the role of Doris Partington in the UK tour of Charlotte Keatley's My Mother Said I Never Should. Dance steps into the role as Fiz Marcus has had to withdraw due to unforeseen health issues. The full company is completed by Felicity Houlbrooke (Rosie Metcalfe), Kathryn Ritchie (Jackie Metcalfe) and Connie Walker (Margaret Bradley). Artistic Director of LCT, Michael Cabot, directs the production, which tours to 14 venues, opening at Theatre Royal Windsor on 25 September with performances at Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Hexham, Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds and Gala Theatre, Durham from 11 September.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2018
Manchester's Opera House have announced that John Stahl (Big Ger Cafferty) and Cathy Tyson (Siobhan Clarke) will join Charles Lawson (John Rebus) in Rebus: Long Shadows, a brand new Rebus story written exclusively for the stage by author of the original novels, Ian Rankin, and playwright Rona Munro. Further casting is to be announced.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2019
Word for Word and Z Space stage an atmospheric production of Samuel Taylor Coleridge's legendary Rime of the Ancient Mariner  with press nights of Friday and Saturday September 20 & 21 at 8pm running through October 12 (Previews Sept 11-19).
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2019
In celebration of the Year of Chicago Theatre, Hot Tix is doing a special, limited time only promotion offering $20 tickets to fall shows in advance. The performance dates are for anytime this fall and the tickets are half-price or at a greater discount than half-price. Please note that a service charge will be added. These special, limited time $20 prices will only be available Thursday, August 15 a?" Sunday, September 8, or while supplies last. In addition to these special $20 ticket offers, Hot Tix has many half-price shows that are less than $20! Additional information is available at https://hottix.org/special-offer-tickets-for-a-20/.
by Stage Tube - Aug 13, 2019
Netflix has released the final trailer for The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. Based on The Dark Crystal, Jim Henson's groundbreaking 1982 feature film, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance tells a new story, set many years before the events of the movie, and realized using classic puppetry with cutting edge visual effects.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2019
Chicago Shakespeare Theater announces today its 2019/20 Season-featuring an expansive line-up of plays, musicals, new work, and presentations from around the globe to engage one of the broadest audiences of any theater in America today.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2019
Hartford Stage announced today the last two plays of the 56th season. Incoming Hartford Stage Artistic Director Melia Bensussenwill stage the Eugene O'Neill coming-of-age comedy Ah, Wilderness! It will be Bensussen's first production as Artistic Director at Hartford Stage. Former Hartford Stage Artistic Director Michael Wilson will return to direct the original play that inspired the Oscar-winning film The King's Speech, written by its Oscar-winning screenwriter David Seidler.