On October 21, a new singing nanny takes over Broadway, and Mrs. Doubtfire resumes performances at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre.

Mrs. Doubtfire resumes performances

Before the pandemic closed in March 2020, the musical only played three previews. December 5th is set for the opening date of the show. Tony nominee Rob McClure returns to the opening role—or rather, a single father disguised as the opening role in order to spend more time with his children.

Cast

Further returning actors include Jenn Gambatese as Miranda Hillard, Peter Bartlett as Mr. Jolly, Charity Angél Dawson as Wanda Sellner, Mark Evans as Stuart Dunmire, J. Harrison Ghee as Andre Mayem, Analise Scarpaci as Lydiato Hillard, and Jake Ryan Flynnard as Lydiato Hillard. Freely Searle played Natalie Hillard and Brad Oscar played Frank Hillard.

Also returning are Cameron Adams, Calvin L. Cooper, Kaleigh Cronin, Maria Dalanno, Casey Garvin, David Hibbard, KJ Hippensteel, Aaron Kaburick, Erica Mansfield, Brian Martin, Alexandra Matteo, Sam Middleton, LaQuet Sharnell Pringle, Akilah Sailers, Jaquez André Sims, Travis Waldschmidt, and Aléna Watters, with Jodi Kimura joining the cast. Original ensemble member Doreen Montalvo passed away in October 2020 following a sudden illness.

On screen and on stage

This musical comedy is adapted from a 1993 movie and features a soundtrack by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Cary Kirkpatrick. And a book co-authored by Cary Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell. The three had previously collaborated on the 2015 Broadway musical “Something Rotten! “. Mrs. Doubtfire is directed by Jerry Zaks. Lorin Latarro is the choreograph. And music supervision by Ethan Popp.

The show is designed by David Korins as the scene design. Catherine Zuber is responsible for the costume design, Philip Rosenberg is responsible for the lighting design, and Brian Ronan (Brian Ronan) Responsible for sound design, David Brian Brown (David Brian Brown) is responsible for hair and wig design, and Tommy Kurzman (Tommy Kurzman) is responsible for makeup design.

The show premiered in front of Broadway at the Fifth Avenue Theater in Seattle in 2019.

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Credits: theatermania.com; playbill.com

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