Stephen Sondheim Theatre | New York, New York
If you are looking for the best way to spend a Friday evening this October, then look no further than Mrs Doubtfire: The Musical when it comes to the amazing Stephen Sondheim Theater. This production recreates the classic 1993 film of the same name with an adaptation made exclusively for a Broadway stage. Songs designed for the production carry this emotionally moving story of a desperate father doing everything he can to remain close to his children. You will adore the unsurpassed performances by the main stars that honors Robin Williams’ film and will enjoy the ultimate set and glorious costume design that brings the story to life. Get your tickets now by clicking the Buy Tickets button below.
In the wake of Robin Williams’ death, it can be tough to imagine anyone taking on the roles of creating his iconic films for the Broadway stage. But that’s exactly what Karey Kirkpatrick, John O’Farrell, and Wayne Kirkpatrick did when they set out to create Mrs Doubtfire – The Musical. If you have watched the original film, you might expect the stage performance to be more of the same. But when the creative crew set out to adjust it to the stage, they wanted to expand the plot-line and change the timing and pacing to better suit a live Broadway show. That means songs had to be created, sets had to be designed, and most importantly, the right actors had to be found who could honor Robin Williams without attempting a beat-for-beat recreation. That’s why Mrs Doubtfire the musical succeeds on all fronts when they hired Rob McClure to take on the titular role. Rob McClure manages to take on a Brogue accent as Mrs Doubtfire without ever sounding like a pale copy of Williams. He also manages to capture Daniel Hillard’s desperation to be with his family, as well as his humor and humanity while making the character his own. When you see Mrs Doubtfire the Musical, you are seeing a classic story in a bold and exciting new way.