Wednesday, August 29

New Mrs Doubtfire Musical confirmed as heading for Broadway

According to Playbill,  four-time Tony winner Jerry Zaks (most recently represented on Broadway with the Tony-winning revival of Hello, Dolly!) will direct the Broadway bound new musical Mrs. Doubtfire which will be written by the Tony-nominated creators of Something Rotten!: John O'Farrell and Karey Kirkpatrick (book) and Karey and Wayne Kirkpatrick (music and lyrics). based on Anne Fine's best-selling novel Alias Madame Doubtfire and the 1993 comedy of the same name.

Mrs. Doubtfire follows the journey of a struggling actor who will go to any length to be with his children after he loses custody in a bitter divorce, disguising himself as a matronly British woman and taking a job as their nanny, in his ex-wife’s home. Robin Williams starred in the best-selling comedy of 1993

This announcement marks a full shift from the creative team that was announced in 2015: Tony Award winners Alan Menken, David Zippel, and Harvey Fierstein, who appeared in the Golden Globe-winning film.
Casting, additional creative team, and a production schedule will be announced at a later date.

In a joint statement, producers Kevin McCollum and Bob Cohen of Fox Stage Productions said, “Mrs. Doubtfire is such a beloved story, both laugh-out-loud hilarious and extremely moving. Getting this team together and crafting Mrs. Doubtfire for the stage has been pure joy. We can’t wait to get into production.

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