Joining Clueless, The Devil Wears Prada, and Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Mrs. Doubtfire is the latest popular movie being adapted for the Broadway stage.
This is not the first time the film has been discussed as a potential musical. Alan Menken talked about adapting Mrs. Doubtfire in 2015, but nothing really came from it.
Now, 25 years after the release of the original Robin-Williams-in-drag comedy, Fox Stage Productions and Kevin McCollum announced that four-time Tony winner Jerry Zaks (Hello, Dolly!) will direct the stage adaption. John O’Farrell and Karey Kirkpatrick (Something Rotten!) will write the book, while Karey and Wayne Kirkpatrick will write the music and lyrics.
“Mrs. Doubtfire is such a beloved story, both laugh-out-loud hilarious and extremely moving,” McCollum and Bob Cohen of Fox Stage Productions said in a joint statement. “Getting this team together and crafting Mrs. Doubtfire for the stage has been pure joy. We can’t wait to get into production.”
Now we sit back, ignore the hot flashes, and wait for casting news!