The memorable moments of the one and only Mrs. Doubtfire will be brought back as a musical.
For those unfamiliar, the 1993 film featured the late Robin Williams as charming and hilarious Mrs. Doubtfire — a recently divorced father who disguised himself as a nanny to spend more time with his children.
Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken confirmed Thursday on Entertainment Weekly Radio that the classic film is coming to the big stage. Menken teamed up with lyricist David Zippel and playwright and actor Harvey Fierstein to bring the musical to life.
“Harvey Fierstein is writing the book,” Menken added. “David Zippel is writing the lyrics, I’m writing the music.”
But Fierstein’s connection to the production goes a little deeper. In fact, he played Frank in the film— the brother to Williams’s character.
A film that will hopefully translate well into a musical, Menken has an impressive repertoire that can only foreshadow the talent he will bring. He essentially wrote the soundtrack to our childhood, ranging from The Little Mermaid’s “Part Of Your World” to Aladdin’s “Friend Like Me” to Hercules’s “Zero To Hero.”
Mrs. Doubtfire is a film that reminds everyone it’s important to have fun.
It also reminds us that we should never give up, even if we get burned.
But most of all, it is a film that brings forth a father’s never-ending love for his family.
See you soon on the big stage, Mrs. Doubtfire.