Wednesday, August 29

New Mrs Doubtfire Musical confirmed for Broadway next spring

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 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.

The  musical version of Mrs Doubtfire will play on Broadway at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre in March 2020 , with an opening night on 5th  April. The show has an out-of-town run in Seattle this winter.

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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