Mrs. Doubtfire is making its way to Broadway!
The on-stage production, based on the 1993 hit film and its best-selling source novel, Alias Madame Doubtfire by Anne Fine will be helmed by four-time Tony Award winner and eight-time Tony nominee Jerry Zaks. John O’Farrell and Karey Kirkpatrick (Something Rotten!) will write the book and Karey and Wayne Kirkpatrick will handle the music and lyrics.
In a joint statement, McCollum and Bob Cohen of Fox Stage Productions said, “Mrs. Doubtfire is such a beloved story, both laugh-out-loud hilarious and extremely moving. Getting this team together and crafting Mrs. Doubtfire for the stage has been pure joy. We can’t wait to get into production.”
The original film starred the late Robin Williams as a recently divorced actor who dresses up as an old British female housekeeper to be able to interact with his children.
Rumors of a Broadway-bound Mrs. Doubtfire production have been circulating for years. Back in 2015, Alan Menken was talking about turning Mrs. Doubtfire into a musical saying “It’s going very well, it’s in its early stages, and that’s probably all I can say. We’re really enjoying working on it.” But then just a year later, he said, “at the moment, the best thing I could say is that it’s on a creative hiatus.”
Additional creative team members and casting will be announced “at a later date,” according to the release. Fox Stage Productions have yet to finalize the production’s schedule.