Mrs. Doubtfire, starring Rob McClure, sets Broadway dates and theatre

The Broadway premiere of Mrs. Doubtfire will begin performances at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre on March 9, 2020.

Rob McClure

Dude Looks Like a Lady... and she's on Broadway! Producers of the new musical Mrs. Doubtfire have now revealed that the widely anticipated film-to-stage tuner is set to begin previews at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre on March 9, 2020, ahead of an official opening on April 5.

Principal casting has also been confirmed with Tony Award nominee Rob McClure in the central role of Daniel Hillard/Mrs. Doubtfire, alongside Jenn Gambatese (as Miranda Hillard), two-time Tony Award nominee Brad Oscar (as Frank Hillard), Analise Scarpaci (as Lydia Hillard), Jake Ryan Flynn (as Christopher Hillard), Avery Sell (as Natalie Hillard), J. Harrison Ghee (as Andre), Mark Evans (as Stuart Dunmeyer), Charity Angél Dawson (as Wanda Sellner), and Peter Bartlett (as Mr. Jolly). Additional casting will be announced at a later date.

As previously reportedMrs. Doubtfire, based on the much loved Golden Globe-winning 1993 film of the same name, features a book by John O'Farrell and Karey Kirkpatrick and a score by Karey and Wayne Kirkpatrick. The trio all earned Tony Award nominations in 2015 for their Broadway debuts as the writing team behind Something Rotten!

The production is directed by four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks.

Producer Kevin McCollum commented: “It’s great to be back with Karey, Wayne and John - and working with Jerry has been a dream of mine.  They do comedy and family like no one else - and bringing this beloved story to life as a hilarious and touching musical comedy is an irresistible opportunity.”

Synopsis: "When out-of-work actor Daniel Hillard loses custody of his kids in a divorce, he disguises himself as Scottish nanny Euphegenia Doubtfire in a desperate attempt to stay in their lives. As he gets lost in his new persona and grows closer to his kids, Mrs. Doubtfire teaches Daniel more than he bargained for about how to be a father."

The creative team behind Mrs. Doubtfire features choreography by Lorin Latarro, music supervision by Ethan Popp, scenic design by David Korins, costume design by Catherine Zuber, lighting design by Philip Rosenberg, sound design by Brian Ronan, and hair & wig design by David Brian Brown.

The previously announced pre-Broadway world premiere engagement is scheduled to begin previews at Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre on November 26, 2019, ahead of an official opening on December 13 and a limited run through December 29, 2019.

The movie "Mrs. Doubtfire" is based on the 1987 novel Alias Madame Doubtfire by Anne Fine and was released in November 1993, becoming the highest-grossing comedy of that year with global sales of $441,286,195 at the worldwide box office. The film went on to win the Golden Globe in January 1994 in the category of "Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy," whilst its star, the late Robin Williams, took home the Golden Globe for "Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy." The cast also included Sally Field, Pierce Brosnan, and Harvey Fierstein.

Mrs. Doubtfire is presented by special arrangement with Buena Vista Theatrical.

Tickets will go on general sale on November 1, 2019.

(Photo courtesy of Boneau/Bryan-Brown)