What it lacks in fresh laugh-out-loud moments, honest-to-goodness heart, and sonic earworms you can't wait to hear again, the new Broadway musical Mrs. Doubtfire tries hard to make up for with cranked-up performances and a busy, busy, busy tone. No such luck. For all of the calories burned, it's still low-impact. The show retraces a 1993 Robin Williams big-screen blockbuster, and that iconic star turn inevitably looms large at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre. As musical comedies go, there's little...
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Based on the 1987 novel Alias Madame Doubtfire by Anne Fine, the beloved 1993 movie "Mrs. Doubtfire" has remained closely cherished in the hearts of cinema fans across the globe, thanks largely to the performance of the late great Robin Williams as Daniel Hillard and the titular nanny.
The film was a box office smash as the highest-grossing comedy of 1993, earning over $440 million in global sales, and also took home the Golden Globe in January 1994 in the category of "Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy." In addition, and deservedly so, Mr. Williams also won the Golden Globe for "Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy." His supporting cast also included Sally Field, Pierce Brosnan, and Broadway favorite Harvey Fierstein.
This new Broadway musical adaptation, under the direction of veteran four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks, boasts a writing team with a proven track record in musical comedy. John O'Farrell and Karey & Wayne Kirkpatrick previously brought the laughs to the Great White Way with Something Rotten! which earned an anything but rotten total of 10 Tony Award nominations in 2015. Euphegenia Doubtfire is in good hands.
Stepping into the bloomers to originate the titular role is Rob McClure, who is no stranger to re-imagining iconic characters for the stage. Indeed, his portrayal of Charlie Chaplin earned him his Tony nomination in 2013 and he has previously collaborated with the writers on Something Rotten! and starred in such Broadway hits as Beetlejuice and Avenue Q to boot. Further casting included Jenn Gambatese (as Miranda Hillard), 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)
The pre-Broadway world premiere engagement was staged at Seattle's prestigious 5th Avenue Theatre from November 26 - December 29, 2019. There were three performances of Mrs. Doubtfire from March 9 - 11, 2020 before performances were forced to stop. Now, Mrs Doubtfire returns from October 2021.
So, if you're feeling the blues and you're in need of some cheering up, then "Help is on the way, dears!" thanks to Mrs. Doubtfire!
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Fix your wig and slip on this pantyhose, dear, ‘cause Mrs. Doubtfire is strutting to the stage! Based on the beloved 1993 Twentieth Century Fox film, Mrs. Doubtfire is the laugh-out-loud hilarious and heartfelt story of newly divorced and out-of-work actor Daniel Hillard. After losing custody of his children, Daniel disguises himself as Scottish nanny Euphegenia Doubtfire and takes a job in his ex-wife’s home 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.
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By: Book by John O'Farrell & Karey Kirkpatrick, with Music & Lyrics by Karey and Wayne Kirkpatrick
Director: Jerry Zaks
Producer: Kevin McCollum by special arrangement with Buena Vista Theatrical
Cast list: Rob McClure (as Daniel Hillard/Mrs. Doubtfire), Jenn Gambatese (as Miranda Hillard), Peter Bartlett (as Mr. Jolly), Charity Angél Dawson (as Wanda Sellner), Mark Evans (as Stuart Dunmire), J. Harrison Ghee (as Andre Mayem), Analise Scarpaci (as Lydia Hillard), Jake Ryan Flynn (as Christopher Hillard), Avery Sell (as Natalie Hillard), Brad Oscar (as Frank Hillard), Cameron Adams, Calvin L. Cooper, Kaleigh Cronin, Maria Dalanno, Casey Garvin, David Hibbard, KJ Hippensteel, Aaron Kaburick, Jodi Kimura, Erica Mansfield, Brian Martin, Alexandra Matteo, Sam Middleton, LaQuet Sharnell Pringle, Akilah Sailers, Jaquez André Sims, Travis Waldschmidt, Aléna Watters
Design: David Korins
Lighting: Philip Rosenberg
Costume: Catherine Zuber
Choreography: Lorin Latarro
Sound: Brian Ronan
Other info: Music Supervision by Ethan Popp and Hair & Wig
Design: by David Brian Brown
Latest Mrs. Doubtfire on Broadway News & Features
Mrs. Doubtfire is on the way out, dear. The musical, which reopened on April 14 after a hiatus, is set to close at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre on May 29.Mrs. Doubtfire, an adaptation of the 1993 Robin Williams film of the same name, had its world premiere in Seattle in 2019. The musical played its first three performances in March 2020 before the industry shutdown, resuming performances on October 21, 2021 and opening on December 5.On January 2, the show's producers announced that <a...
New cast members are on the way, dears! The Mrs. Doubtfire musical has brought on five new actors ahead of the show's reopening at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre on April 14. <a href="https://www.newyorktheatreguide.com/news-features/%E2%80%98mrs-doubtfire%E2%80%99-takes-broadway-hiatus-citing-covid-19" target="_blank"Mrs. Doubtfire has been on hiatus since January 10.Titus Landegger and Tyler Wladis will share the role of Christopher Hillard, and Austin Elle Fisher and Ava Gail Prince will share...
Mrs. Doubtfire is taking a break, poppets. The Broadway musical adaptation of the 1993 comedy film has announced a nine-week hiatus, with performances canceled from January 10 to March 14. The show is set to reopen at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre on March 15.Producer Kevin McCollum cited the impact of Covid-19 as the reason for the hiatus. "The first few months of a brand new Broadway show are an extraordinarily delicate and important period of time," he said in a statement. "With the...
Tickets are on the way, dears! Rush tickets for Mrs. Doubtfire on Broadway will be sold via the TodayTix app beginning October 26. The musical begins previews tonight ahead of a December 5 opening night at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre.A limited number of $35 rush tickets will be available on the TodayTix app each performance day. Ticket-buyers must download the app and "unlock" the rush program in advance by sharing it on Facebook or Twitter. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served...
Casting is on the way, dears! The Broadway musical adaptation of Mrs. Doubtfire has announced its full cast. Previews resume at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre on October 21 ahead of a December 5 reopening.The show played three preview performances in March 2020 before all Broadway shows shut down, and much of the cast performing at that time will return. As previously announced, Rob McClure will return to the dual title role of Daniel Hillard and Euphegenia Doubtfire. The principal cast also...
The Broadway premiere of Mrs. Doubtfire will resume its run this fall. Mrs. Doubtfire will continue previews at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre from Oct. 21, 2021, with an opening night on Dec. 5, 2021. Find out more about Mrs. Doubtfire tickets on Broadway here.The Tony Award-nominated actor Rob McClure will return to the title role in the Broadway production. Previously, McClure has starred in Beetlejuice, Something Rotten! and Avenue Q.Based on the 1993 comedy starring Robin Williams, Mrs....
Hello, poppets!!! The Broadway premiere of Mrs. Doubtfire, directed by four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks, begins preview performances at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre tonight. An official opening is scheduled for April 5, 2020.Based on the much loved Golden Globe-winning 1993 film of the same name, Mrs. Doubtfire 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 full cast for the Broadway premiere of Mrs. Doubtfire at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre has been announced, starring alongside Rob McClure as the titular character. Following the musical's pre-Broadway engagement in Seattle, Mrs. Doubtfire begins its Broadway engagement on March 9, 2020, ahead of an official opening on April 5.The Mrs. Doubtfire cast is completed by Cameron Adams, Akilah Ayanna, Calvin L. Cooper, Kaleigh Cronin, Casey Garvin, Maria Dalanno, David Hibbard, KJ Hippensteel,...
Fox Stage Productions and producer Kevin McCollum have now revealed the lead creatives for the Broadway-bound musical Mrs. Doubtfire, based on the much loved Golden Globe-winning film of the same name. John O'Farrell and Karey Kirkpatrick have been enlisted to write the book for the musical, whilst Karey and Wayne Kirkpatrick will provide the score. The trio all earned Tony Award nominations in 2015 for their Broadway debuts as the writing team behind Something Rotten! In addition, four-time...