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Mrs. Doubtfire Musical Coming to Broadway From Something Rotten! Writers

Jerry Zaks will direct the production.

The original Mrs. Doubtfire movie poster.
The original Mrs. Doubtfire movie poster.
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Tony-nominated Something Rotten! writers John O'Farrell, Karey Kirkpatrick, and Wayne Kirkpatrick will team up once again to create a new stage musical based on the beloved 1993 film Mrs. Doubtfire.

Presented by Fox Stage Productions and Kevin McCollum, the Broadway-bound musical will be directed by Jerry Zaks, with a book by O'Farrell and Karey Kirkpatrick, and a score by the Kirkpatrick brothers.

Based on the film and the novel Alias Madame Doubtfire by Anne Fine, Mrs. Doubtfire follows a struggling actor who will go to any lengths after he loses custody of his children, including disguising himself as a British nanny to take care of them. The film starred Robin Williams, Sally Field, Pierce Brosnan, Harvey Fierstein, Lisa Jakub, Matthew Lawrence, and Mara Wilson. It was directed by Chris Columbus, and written by Randi Mayem Singer and Leslie Dixon.

Casting, additional creative team, and a production schedule will be announced at a later date.