Dears, there’s going to be a Mrs Doubtfire musical on Broadway.
Mrs Doubtfire, the 1993 hit film starring the late comedic genius Robin Williams, will always have a place in our hearts.
The misguided but loving actions of a father who misses his children, combined with a firecracker of a Scottish nanny with a mouth like a chimney, was always guaranteed to either have us in stitches or tears, and when the cast got back together last year it pulled at our heartstrings all over again.
But it’s time this 25 year old story was given a new lease of life, and so, it has been announced that the first read through for the Broadway production is set to happen next week with the new cast.
The musical has been written by John O’Farrell who worked on the play Something Rotten! and films like Chicken Run, with Karey Kirkpatrick who co-wrote and penned the score having previously worked on titles such as Smallfoot and James and the Giant Peach, and his brother Wayne Kirkpatrick.
Although it’s not exactly clear yet which actors will be playing which roles, Playbook reports that the cast will include Tony nominees Rob McClure from Broadway’s Beetlejuice, Kate Baldwin, Mario Cantone, Michael James Scott, who is currently playing the Genie in Broadway’s Aladdin, and Dear Evan Hansen’s Mallory Bechtel, alongside Cameron Adams, Peter Bartlett and Tracee Beazer.
The read through on the 16 and 17 May will be for industry insiders only, but we’ll be sure to update this article with more information as it’s released.
So far there’s no premiere date or theatre attached to the production, so we’ll have a while to wait and see if any of our favourite lines from the film (“touch me again and I’ll drown you, you bastard” being a particular favourite) make it onto the stage. Watch this space, eh?