Stephen Sondheim Theatre | New York, New York
If you haven’t watched Mrs Doubtfire The Musical live at the breathtaking Stephen Sondheim Theater this coming July, then you are missing out on a really great night. This show brings some of the finest talent in Broadway to create the classic 1993 Robin Williams film in a thrilling new way. Classic songs and emotionally moving performances by lead star Rob McClure are all part of the experience that can be yours. If you want to catch a show with heart and promise then make sure you don’t miss out. Click the Buy Tickets button below to secure tickets to see Mrs Doubtfire the Musical at the Stephen Sondheim Theater on Saturday 17th July 2021.
In the wake of Robin Williams’ death, it can be hard to imagine anyone taking on the roles of developing 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 adapt it to the stage, they wanted to expand the plot-line and change the timing and pacing to best suit a live Broadway performance. That means songs had to be developed, 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 straight 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 experiencing a classic story in a bold and exciting new way.