‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ is being turned into a musical

Publish Date
Friday, 18 October 2019, 3:59PM

Everyone's favourite Robin Williams' film is being turned into a musical!

That's right.

The 1993 Oscar-winning comedy, about a struggling actor who masquerades as a woman to get what he wants, is set to open at the Stephen Sondheim Theater on Broadway in March 2020.

The producer, Kevin McCollum, is no stranger to bringing films to the stage.

Speaking to the New York Times, McCollum said the family-focused plot is ideal for a Broadway stint, but there is a risk to playing such a memorable title role in the shadow of someone like Williams.

Taking on Mrs Doubtfire's pumps is Rob McClure, whose previous Broadway appearances include Beetlejuice and Something Rotten!

Along with McClure, Mrs. Doubtfire will star Jenn Gambatese (School of Rock) as Miranda Hillard (Sally Field in the movie); 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 (The Play That Goes Wrong) as Stuart Dunmeyer (the Pierce Brosnan role), Charity Angél Dawson as Wanda Sellner; and Peter Bartlett as Mr. Jolly.

Further casting will be announced at a later date.