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The King's Speech - 2019 - Chicago (Regional) Tickets, News, Info & More


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 Stephi Wild - Sep 8, 2020
Broadway general manager Nathan Gehan has announced the opening of his own general management firm, ShowTown Theatricals. 
by Stephi Wild - Sep 3, 2021
The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (HK Phil) opens its 2021/22 season with Music Director Jaap van Zweden returning to Hong Kong to conduct two stellar programmes in the first two weeks of Septembe
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 15, 2020
The Jeff Awards has announced the nominees for the 52nd annual awards for theater excellence that include 142 theater artists across 30 artistic and technical categories. The awards will be presented in an online program on Monday, November 9, 2020 at 7:00PM.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 4, 2021
The cast has been announced for Punchy! The Musical, a brand new musical at The Courtyard Theatre. This raucous, affecting piece of gig-theatre brings the soulful sounds of the 1950s to the heart of Hoxton.  Robert Hook (Peaky Blinders, BBC; The Milkman's on His Way) will take on the lead role of the wayward and conflicted George 'Punchy' Armstrong.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 7, 2021
Refracted Theatre Company will present the World Premiere of I COULDN'T TELL YOU WHY as part of NYC's Open Culture program May 22 -30. This audio immersive theatrical experience is written by award-winning playwright Harrison David Rivers and directed by Refracted's Artistic Director Tova Wolff.
by A.A. Cristi - May 6, 2022
Celebrate the Platinum Jubilee this June at the Old Royal Naval College.  This iconic London landmark is the perfect place to come together with fun events for the whole family all weekend long.  As part of the Queen's Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend, there will be The Queen's Visit exhibition, interactive open-air theatre show A Midsummer Faery Den and a daring escapology and acrobatics performance, Submersion.  
by Stephi Wild - May 4, 2020
The Barn Theatre have announced a new virtual concert series showcasing the works of Britain's musical theatre composers, beginning with The Barn Theatre Presents: The Music of Daniel and Laura Curtis.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 3, 2021
Individual tickets for The Cleveland Orchestra’s 2021 Blossom Music Festival season are on sale today. With the addition of a performance on July 4, twelve concerts are part of the 2021 Blossom Music Festival, which runs from Fourth of July through Labor Day weekends at the Orchestra’s scenic summer home in Cuyahoga Valley National Park.
by Stephi Wild - May 24, 2022
On Friday 3 and Saturday 4 February, 2023, Nicholas Buc will conduct the Sydney Symphony Orchestra in performing 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 Chloe Rabinowitz - May 18, 2020
The Barn Theatre has announced an all-star line up for their second virtual concert, The Barn Theatre Presents: The Music of Finn Anderson, which will celebrate the work of the Scottish musical theatre composer Finn Anderson.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 11, 2020
The Barn Theatre in Cirencester has announced that they will stream an exclusive question and answer session with internationally best-selling author Michael Morpurgo on Saturday 16 May at 7:30pm.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 9, 2022
Chicago Shakespeare Theater announces the cast and creative team for the upcoming production of William Shakespeare’s All’s Well That Ends Well, staged by acclaimed director Shana Cooper.
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 31, 2020
Screenwriter Brad Holloway's new dark comedy Open House 1-4 is now available on It's A Short (, an online streaming platform that celebrates and promotes short films worldwide.
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 3, 2020
Walnut Street Theatre (WST) continues its 211th season with Gore Vidal's thrilling political drama, THE BEST MAN. Directed by Broadway veteran Michael Wilson, the production begins previews on March 10, opens March 18, and continues through April 26 on the Walnut's Mainstage.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 25, 2022
Australian star singer and actor Jason Donovan will play Teen Angel at certain performances in a new production of Jim Jacobs & Warren Casey's iconic musical GREASE, opening at the Dominion Theatre on Tuesday 17 May 2022, with previews from Tuesday 3 May 2022.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 20, 2020
One week after cancelling the four remaining performances of Jane Eyre, and the entire run of The King's Speech as well as the financial impact of having to cancel its premier annual fundraising gala, Hartford Stage has announced that it has taken action to reduce its employee workforce by way of position eliminations and furloughs.
by Kaitlin Milligan - Mar 13, 2020
Judi Dench, who played Old Deuteronomy in the recent live-action adaptation of Cats, shared that she has yet to see the Tom Hooper-directed film.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 12, 2020
Flying Over Sunset is officially in previews on Broadway! The musical, with book and direction by James Lapine, music by Tom Kitt, and lyrics by Michael Korie, and choreography by Michelle Dorrance will open Thursday, April 16.
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 12, 2020
Based on recommendations from state and local government in response to the ongoing challenges posed by COVID-19, Hartford Stage is canceling all remaining performances of Jane Eyre (March 12-14) and the run of The King's Speech, scheduled for March 19 through April 19.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 8, 2021
The Harry Potter Film Concert Series will return 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. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 22, 2021
'First Stone From the Moon,' a surreal drama set in a Yorkshire pub and the Outer Hebrides, is among Runners-Up for the 18th Kenneth Branagh Award for New Drama Writing. The three Finalists and six Runners-up were chosen from 220 entries from 14 countries.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 2, 2021
Refracted Theatre Company has announced 2 additional performances of their acclaimed World Premiere production of I COULDN'T TELL YOU WHY as part of NYC's Open Culture program on June 5 & 6.
by TV News Desk - Jun 10, 2021
Eden: Untamed Planet invites viewers to travel to the far corners of the planet and discover the secrets of Earth’s few remaining untouched lands, all flourishing with rich biodiversity. Isolated from the rest of the world, life here exists as nature truly intended. 
by Grace Cutler - Jul 6, 2022
Australian star singer and actor Jason Donovan will play Teen Angel at certain performances in a new production of Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey’s iconic musical GREASE, which opened at the Dominion Theatre on Tuesday 17 May 2022, with previews from Tuesday 3 May 2022. Donovan’s first performance was Wednesday 29 June.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 19, 2020
Richard Skipper Celebrates Jamie deRoy with Part Two: The Broadway Years to benefit  Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Jul 12, 2021
Simon, Brady, Stossel, and attorney Eric R. Dinallo are among the public figures who discuss their personal experiences with stuttering at the American Institute for Stuttering's 15th annual 'Freeing Voices, Changing Lives' celebration on July 8, 2021.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 12, 2021
The Harry Potter Film Concert Series returns to 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.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Jan 7, 2021
A passionate and all-consuming love affair changes the lives of two 19th century women in AMMONITE, written and directed by Francis Lee (God’s Own Country), the extraordinary film arrives on Digital, Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand January 12, 2021.
by Oliver Oliveros - 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 A.A. Cristi - 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 Michael Major - Jan 19, 2022
DI Arnold (Scarborough) lives on a houseboat on the Thames, in Chelsea, after separating from his art dealer wife Astrid (Anamaria Marinca), just yards from some of the most valuable real estate in Europe. Chelsea is a beautiful borough for beautiful people, but it has a dark underside of deprivation, violence, greed – and murder.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 18, 2021
Love the movies but love the soundtracks even more? The UAE-based NSO Symphony Orchestra, conducted by NSO Music Director Andrew Berryman, brings an array of spectacular film scores to life in a rousing concert this February at Dubai Opera as the orchestra celebrates its tenth anniversary.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 8, 2020
The Cats film will be available to own this spring! The film will be available on DVD and Blu-ray, as well as digital download, on April 7, 2020.
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 24, 2020
Former Artistic Director Michael Wilson will return to Hartford Stage in March to direct the original play which inspired the Academy Award-winning film The King's Speech. Written by Academy Award-winning screenwriter David Seidler, the play tells the true story of King George VI, his speech therapist Lionel Logue, and a friendship that helped steer the course of history. The King's Speech will run Thursday, March 19, through Sunday, April 19.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Feb 23, 2021
Dazzling critics and audiences alike, PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN offers a gripping and foreboding comedic look at toxic culture norms that permeate throughout society and has earned an extraordinary 91% “Certified Fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes®.
by Kaitlin Milligan - 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 Sarah Jae Leiber - Feb 18, 2020
Naples, Florida-based screenwriter Brad Holloway makes his directorial debut with his new short comedy Open House 1-4, a film that takes a dark yet humorous look at the intensely competitive and sometimes dangerous real estate industry. The film is currently on the festival circuit.
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 Stephi Wild - Dec 6, 2021
The Handel and Haydn Society celebrates the glory of Beethoven's Seventh Symphony on January 7 and 9, 2022 at Symphony Hall in Boston. Led by Czech conductor Václav Luks in his H+H debut, the performances will also include Joseph Bologne's spirited Overture to L'amant Anonyme and an H+H premiere of composer Jan Vaclav Voříšek's only symphony.
by Stephi Wild - Dec 30, 2019
According to Variety, the new Cats film is expected to suffer a $100 million loss, after making just $38 million globally in its first two weeks in theaters.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 7, 2020
Hartford Stage has sued a production company for failing to refund $145,000 in deposits following the cancellation its run of The Kinga??s Speech.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Aug 25, 2020
Here are the highlights of the 11 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (8/24/20).
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 17, 2020
A new teaser trailer for Enola Holmes, starring Millie Bobby Brown and coming to Netflix in September 2020, has been released.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 29, 2022
Chicago Shakespeare Theater is presenting William Shakespeare's All's Well That Ends Well in the Courtyard Theater through May 29, 2022.  
by Stephi Wild - Apr 29, 2021
45North and Ellie Keel Productions today announce CUNCH by Marika McKennell as the final audio play in the first series of Written on the Waves.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 27, 2022
Refracted Theatre Company has announced its inaugural Chicago season, featuring a launch event, a world premiere production and a new play development initiative. Refracted is dedicated to curating experiences where curiosity is rewarded with the unexpected, and an open heart is met with a colorful display of what it means to be human.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 23, 2020
Chicago Shakespeare Theater presents a one-night-only streaming event Toast to Shakespeare's Birthday! tomorrow, Thursday, April 23 at 7:30 p.m. Central Time.
by Kaitlin Milligan - Apr 21, 2020
Netflix has acquired global rights, excluding China, to Enola Holmes from Legendary Entertainment. 
by Stephi Wild - Apr 12, 2022
The Southbank Centre today announces a programme to mark Her Majesty The Queen's Platinum Jubilee. Taking place across Wednesday 1 -  Sunday 5 June 2022, the Southbank Centre's eclectic programme of Jubilee events encompasses both “Official” and “Alternative” Royal Command Performances alongside classical music, punk, dance, performance and parties, to appeal to diverse and wide-ranging audiences.