An exclusive sneak peek of the film Speech & Debate based on Tony-Award winner Stephen Karam’s hit play, with and an exclusive musical preview by Kristin Chenoweth debuted at BroadwayCon. Karam and cast members Sarah Steele, Liam James, Austin P. McKenzie and producer Tom Rice talked to the audience.
Based on the critically acclaimed off-Broadway hit, Speech & Debate follows three teenagers brought together by a series of mishaps. Frustrated by the hypocrisy they see in their parents, teachers, and the entire school board, the unlikely trio set out to find a common truth and make their voices heard as they revive a defunct school club and take on the world. Blogging, blackmail, and Broadway belting drive the trio’s bond in this wickedly funny teen comedy.
The film is scheduled to be released on April 7, 2017