Broadway Comedy Musicals: Mrs Doubtfire
The Broadway show Mrs Doubtfire is based on the 1993 American drama film by the same name. It has been directed by Chris Columbus and written by Randi Mayem Singer and Leslie Dixon. It is based on the book Alias Madame Doubtfire, written by Anne Fine. Robin Williams is the co-producer in while movie. The film has a starry cast with Sally Field, Harvey Fierstein, Pierce Brosnan and Robert Prosky. It is one of the highest-grossing movies worldwide.
The lyrics in the Broadway show have been lent by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick. The show is directed by the four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks. The choreography is done by Lori Latarro and the musical supervision is offered by Ethan Pop. The casting has been confirmed for this show and Jenn Gambatese would be playing the role of Miranda Hillard while Peter Barlett would be playing the role of Mr Jolly.
It is the story of a father who goes out of his way, to find means, to spend more time with his children. Daniel Hillard goes through a bitter divorce from his wife, post a disaster of a birthday party. He is allowed to see his children only once a week. This does not go down well with our protagonist. He works at a TV studio as a shipping clerk. But when we find out that his wife has put an ad for a nanny, he sketches a plan. He disguises himself as a British lady who goes by the name of Mrs Doubtfire. He tried to become a better parent. But at every step of the every there runs a risk of his identity being exposed.
It is endearing to see a father go to such extents to keep his children close and also make up with his ex-wife Miranda. All the family is brought together for a happily ever after.
This show is a thoroughly engaging watch and is a laugh riot. You would find yourself sympathizing with Mrs Doubtfire many times through the movie. The show is two and a half hours long, but the protagonist does not even break a sweat through all the impossible costume changes. The show is sincere and it promises a good family watch. You would find yourself laughing out loud many times through the show. The choreography is right on point and the energy is contagious. The design of the set is aptly done and goes well with the emotional scenes in the show too.