'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.
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.
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:
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Alls I want is for Harvey Fierstein to play his character in Mrs Doubtfire das Musical
- David Gordon (@MrDavidGordon) August 28, 2018
NORBERT LEO BUTZ FOR THE MRS. DOUBTFIRE MUSICAL OR BUST
- emily (@laurensambrose) August 28, 2018
Idk how I feel about a Mrs. Doubtfire musical but all I'm saying is Nathan Lane needs to play the title character thanks
- stephi wild :dancer: (@stephimariee) August 28, 2018
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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