Mrs. Doubtfire Musical In The Works, May Head To Broadway
The 1993 hit comedy Mrs. Doubtfire, which rocked movie theaters with a stellar performance from Robin Williams, may head to Broadway as a new musical in the future.
According to Playbill, Tony-nominee Rob McClure, who is currently starring in Beetlejuice, along with Hello, Dolly! star Kate Baldwin, are reportedly taking part in an industry reading of the musical today and tomorrow. Sex and the City‘s Mario Cantone is also considering a role. The musical will feature a book by John O’Farrell and Karey Kirkpatrick, along with a score by Kirkpatrick and her brother Wayne, and direction by Jerry Zaks.
Mrs. Doubtfire revolves around the story of a divorced man, who, in an attempt to see his children more, dresses up as a British super nanny to get hired by his ex-wife. Then, in his role as a nanny, he is able to see his children on a day-to-day basis. The film, which featured Mara Wilson, Matthew Lawrence, Pierce Brosnan, and Lisa Jakub alongside Williams, earned over $200 million at the U.S. box office, grossing over $440 million worldwide. Williams earned a Golden Globe for the film for Best Actor in 1994.
At this time, a date for the musical has not been set, but more details are expected in the coming weeks.