'Mrs. Doubtfire' is getting a remake as a musical and this classic 90s movie has revealed the first look at a Broadway stage.
Mrs. Doubtfire and Robin Williams became synonymous with one another in the '90s. Similar to multiple movies and series that are getting a reboot this year, the iconic movie is getting a remake. But rather than appearing as a movie or a TV series, the latest Mrs. Doubtfire will be coming back on Broadway as a musical. The role of Mrs. Doubtfire is regarded as in Hollywood and was cemented by the late Robin Williams.
Exclusive: Here’s your first full look at Rob McClure in Broadway’s Mrs. Doubtfire musical https://t.co/ABrx7nRA2N— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) March 9, 2020
In the Broadway version, the role will be played by Rob McClure and Entertainment Tonight shared an exclusive first look at Rob McClure as Mrs. Doubtfire. It goes without saying that nothing or no one will replace Robin William's portrayal, but we also know that McClure will give his absolute best. In the photos, we can see exactly how McClure will look on-stage while he is portraying the role of a man disguised as a nanny to spend time with his children. McClure sure looks a lot like the Mrs. Doubtfire we are familiar with and the attention to detail is amazing. From the blonde wig to the pearl earrings, everything is in place.
The Broadway version of Mrs. Doubtfire seems very close to the original version and McClure is very much into celebrating the spirit of the iconic role. The Broadway Musical comedy will feature the same characters from the original movie and will go forward with the exact same plot. The official synopsis of the 1993 movie reads: Troubled that he has little access to his children, divorced Daniel Hillard (Robin Williams) hatches an elaborate plan. With help from his creative brother Frank (Harvey Fierstein), he dresses as an older British woman and convinces his ex-wife, Miranda (Sally Field), to hire him as a nanny. "Mrs. Doubtfire" wins over the children and helps Daniel become a better parent -- but when both Daniel and his nanny persona must meet different parties at the same restaurant, his secrets may be exposed.
The music and lyrics of the Broadway musical have been handled by Karey and Wayne Kirkpatrick. While McClure plays the titular role of Mrs. Doubtfire, along with Jenn Gambatese as Miranda Hillard, Brad Oscar as Frank Hillard, Peter Bartlett as Mr. Jolly, Mark Evans as Stuart Dunmire, J. Harrison Ghee as Andre Mayem, Charity Angel Dawson as Wanda Sellner, Analise Scarpaci as Lydia Hillard, Avery Sell as Natalie Hillard, and Jake Ryan Flynn as Christopher Hillard.
I hope Robin Williams comes and haunts everyone involved with the Mrs Doubtfire remake for allowing THIS to happen pic.twitter.com/123WTsskMh— Pete Burns’ Confiscated Coat (@harrisonjbrock) March 9, 2020
Before Robin Williams' tragic death, it was rumored that Williams himself would reprise the role himself in the sequel movie and the original director of the movie, Chris Columbus was also expected to return as director. But Williams passed away just a few months later and the project never took off after his death. A sequel to Mrs. Doubtfire might not be happening anytime soon, but the live musical Broadway adaptation of the movie sounds to be fun. There is no way anyone can ever come close to or replace Robin Williams, but the retelling of this classic movie seems like a very good idea as it will give a chance for the movie to be showcased to a new audience. It is also a very nice way to pay homage to one of the most iconic movies of the '90s.