Iron those dresses, dears, because Mrs. Doubtfire is heading to Broadway!
Originally based on the novel, Alias Madame Doubtfire, the 1993 film saw the late Robin Williams play a recently-divorced actor who takes on the disguise of an old female housekeeper in order to spend time with his children.
The matronly Scottish nanny is now set to perform her hijinks in a new musical, directed by four-time Tony Award winner, Jerry Zaks, that will follow the original story.
Rob McClure, who received a Tony nomination for Best Actor in a Musical for his role in Chaplin, will fill Williams’ role as Daniel Hillard aka Mrs. Euphegenia Doubtfire.
Alongside him will be Jenn Gambatese as his ex-wife Miranda Hillard (played in the film by Sally Fields), and Analise Scarpaci, Jake Ryan Flynn, and Avery Sell as the three children, Lydia, Christopher, and Natalie.
The Broadway show will also include two new characters created for the musical, Wanda Sellner and Andre.
Mrs. Doubtfire will have its world premiere at the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle between November 26th and December 29th, before opening on Broadway on April 5th, 2020.