Broadway News – Mrs. Doubtfire Headed to Broadway

New Musical Adaptation of Mrs. Doubtfire Eyes Broadway Run

Mrs. Doubtfire is getting the Broadway musical treatment.  The 1993 comedy film, starring the late Robin Williams, Sally Field, Pierce Brosnan and Broadway’s Harvey Fierstein, is set to be adapted into a stage production, as confirmed by theatre producers Fox Stage Productions and Kevin McCollum.  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.” The musical will be written by John O’Farrell and Karey Kirkpatrick, with Tony Award-winner Jerry Zaks set to direct the project. The Chris Columbus-directed movie tells the story of a struggling actor, played by Williams, who loses custody of his children.  As a result, he decides to disguise himself as a Scottish nanny called Euphegenia Doubtfire in a bid to get closer to his kids.  More details here.

Here’s the trailer from the original film:

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