Broadway: MRS. DOUBTFIRE — THE NEW MUSICAL COMEDY (Stephen Sondheim Theatre)

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by Gregory Bernard on June 2, 2021

in Theater-New York

Mrs. Doubtfire is on its way to Broadway following an eighteen-month hiatus caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. It will now open on Broadway this fall with Tony Award nominee Rob McClure in the title role at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre (124 W 43rd St, NYC). Previews will resume on October 21, 2021 in advance of the official opening night on December 5, 2021. For tickets, visit Doubtfire The Musical.

Rob McClure (Daniel Hillard)
Rob McClure (Daniel Hillard as Euphegenia Doubtfire)

You may recognize the basic story from the movie with Robin Williams: Daniel Hillard, a struggling, out-of-work actor, will do anything for his kids. After losing custody in a messy divorce, he creates the kindly alter ego of Scottish nanny Euphegenia Doubtfire in a desperate attempt to stay in their lives. As his new character takes on a life of its own, Mrs. Doubtfire teaches Daniel more than he bargained for about how to be a father. A hysterical and heartfelt story about holding onto your loved ones against all odds, Mrs. Doubtfire is the musical comedy we need right now — one that proves we’re better together.

(l-r) Brad Oscar (Frank Hillard), Rob McClure (Daniel Hillard) and J. Harrison Ghee (Andre Mayem)
(l-r) Kaleigh Cronin, Casey Garvin, Brad Oscar (Frank Hillard), Erica Mansfield,
Rob McClure (Daniel Hillard), Jaquez André Sims, J. Harrison Ghee (Andre Mayem),
Aléna Watters, Cameron Adams, Aaron Kaburick and Calvin L. Cooper.

Helmed by four time-Tony Award winning director Jerry Zaks (Hello, Dolly!), the new musical comedy features a book by Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell and music and lyrics by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick, the Tony Award nominated team behind Something Rotten! The creative is rounded out by choreographer Lorin Latarro (Waitress); Music Supervisor, Arranger and Orchestrator Ethan Popp (Tina); Scenic Designer David Korins (Hamilton); Costume Designer Catherine Zuber (Moulin Rouge! The Musical); Lighting Designer, Philip S. Rosenberg (Pretty Woman); Sound Designer Brian Ronan (Mean Girls); Hair & Wig Designer David Brian Brown (Moulin Rouge! The Musical); and Make-up Designer Tommy Kurzman (All My Sons).

(l-r) J. Harrison Ghee (Andre Mayem), Brad Oscar (Frank Hillard),
Charity Angél Dawson (Wanda Sellner) and Rob McClure (Daniel Hillard).
(l-r) Avery Sell (Natalie Hillard), Jake Ryan Flynn (Christopher Hillard), Analise Scarpaci (Lydia Hillard),
Jenn Gambatese (Miranda Hillard) and Rob McClure (Daniel Hillard as Euphegenia Doubtfire).

photos by Joan Marcus

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