Mrs. Doubtfire musical to open on Broadway in 2020

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A musical adaption of Mrs. Doubtfire will open on Broadway in 2020.

The production will premiere at Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre in November 2019.

The show will then transfer to Broadway, starting previews at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre on March 9, 2020 before opening on Sunday, April 5, 2020.

The Mrs. Doubtfire musical is based on the 1993 film of the same name which in turn is based on the novel Alias Madame Doubtfire by Anne Fine.

It tells the story of a recently divorced actor, played by the late Robin Williams in the film, who disguises himself as a female housekeeper to be able to interact with his children.

The musical adaption features a a book by Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell and music and lyrics by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick.

Jerry Zaks will direct with choreography from Lorin Latarro and musical supervision from Ethan Popp. Scene design comes from David Korins with costume design by Catherine Zuber, lighting design by Philip Rosenberg, sound design by Brian Ronan and Hair & Wig Design from David Brian Brown.

The current confirmed cast includes Rob McClure in the title role of Mrs. Doubtfire with 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.

Further casting will be announced in due course.

Producer Kevin McCollum said, “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.”

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