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'Mrs Doubtfire' Is Being Turned Into A Broadway Musical

'Mrs Doubtfire' Is Being Turned Into A Broadway Musical

These days, pretty much anything can get turned into a musical, whether it's a film, book, or even a back catalogue of ABBA songs - as Mamma Mia! proved when it made its stage debut in 1999.

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But while the influx of all-singing, all-dancing adaptations has spawned some duds, there's one coming up that we're particularly excited about. That's right, there's going to be a musical of 1993 classic, Mrs Doubtfire. VERY EXCITING.

Given that the film has a strong soundtrack as it is, it feels like it might make a pretty natural progression into its reincarnation as a musical.

I mean, just think of the scene with Aerosmith's 'Dude (Looks Like A Lady)', which saw the late Robin Williams dancing round the house with the vacuum cleaner and rocking out with an air guitar broom. Iconic.

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Kevin McCollum and Bob Cohen of Fox Stage Productions confirmed the good news in a joint statement to Entertainment Weekly, saying: "Mrs Doubtfire is such a beloved story, both laugh-out-loud hilarious and extremely moving.

"Getting this team together and crafting Mrs Doubtfire for the stage has been pure joy. We can't wait to get into production."

According to Broadway.com, the Tony-nominated team behind musical Something Rotten! have been brought on board to create the adaptation, with John O'Farrell and Karey Kirkpatrick writing the musical's book and Karey and Wayne Kirkpatrick crafting the original score. The show will be directed by four-time Tony winner Jerry Zaks.

Many people are absolutely buzzing for the news - some even started posting suggestions for the casting:

However, it seems not everyone feels the same, with some tweeting to say that we shouldn't be messing with the classics.

One person wrote: "Nope, leave it alone."

Another tweeted: "No nonono there's only one Mrs Doubtfire stop messing with classics."

A third said: "A Mrs Doubtfire musical? Ooh I don't know about that...it's such a classic film!"

What do you think? Should our beloved classics remain untouched, or does this mark our chance to relive something from our youth in a whole new way?

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Featured Image Credit: 20th Century Fox

Topics: Film, TV and Film, Mrs Doubtfire, Robin Williams

Jess Hardiman

Jess is a journalist at LADbible who graduated from Manchester University with a degree in Film Studies, English Language and Linguistics - indecisiveness at its finest, right there. She also works for FOODbible and its sister page Seitanists, which are both a safe haven for her to channel a love for homemade pasta, fennel and everything else in between. You can contact Jess at [email protected]

 

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