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“The King’s Speech” heading to Broadway – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell From Best Picture winner to Broadway sensation?

That could end up being the case now that Tom Hooper’s “Thee King’s Speech” is heading to the Great White Way. Producer Michael Alden announced on his site that “Speech,” which Oscar-winning screenwriter David Seidler originally conceived as a stage play, is coming to Broadway. THR adds that the production is slated to hit Manhattan in the fall of 2012.

“It will first open in the UK at the beginning of next year at the Guilford Yvonne Arnaud Theater before moving to London’s West End in March,” the trade reports.

Even though Broadway routinely is littered with Hollywood’s products, from “Legally Blonde” to “Mary Poppins,” that is one of the earliest shifts I can think of from screen to stage. Tough call for actors to slip into the roles now associated with Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush. But the inspirational story of King George VI overcoming his speech impediment is the stuff of Broadway, and should go over like gangbusters with the matinee crowds.

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