The Cast of the ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ Musical Revealed, Plus Your Complete Guide to Hollywood on Broadway

More and more, Broadway is starting to take on a striking similarity to the old video stores we used to pay regular visits to, like Blockbuster, Hollywood Video, and — going really back — RKO Warner Video. Seriously, just walk around that area in New York City and you’ll see staged versions of movies from throughout your life, including the Disney trifecta of Aladdin, The Lion King and Frozen; Lindsay Lohan‘s Mean Girls, and, until recently, Bryan Cranston‘s Network, the old Julia Roberts/Richard Gere rom-com Pretty Woman and the biggest of them all (literally), King Kong. And  currently on the way is the adaptation of Robin WilliamsMrs. Doubtfire.

For many of these shows, the secret is taking a popular film and trying to give it new life with a musical score that completely negates the fact that it’s the same story you’ve seen before. When it works, it’s amazing, and when it doesn’t … well, that’s a hefty amount of money you’ve kissed goodbye.

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And in regards to Mrs. Doubtfire, the cast for the show — which is being directed by Jerry Zaks and will begin previews March 9, 2020, at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre — has been announced. Rob McClure, from the stage version of Beetlejuice, takes on the Robin Williams title role; with School of Rock‘s Jenn Gamatese in Sally Field‘s role of Miranda Hillard and Mark Evans (The Play That Goes Wrong) as Stuart Dunmeyer, who was played by Pierce Brosnan in the movie. Portraying the kids will be Brad Oscar (Frank Hillard), Analise Scarpaci (Lydia Hillard) and Jake Ryan Flynn (Christopher Hillard).

There are many other other shows, some of them already playing and a lot more that will continue the trend. Scroll down below for a complete guide to what is — or until recently has been — playing and what’s on the horizon! 

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