First Look At Rob McClure As Mrs. Doubtfire In Upcoming Musical
Mrs. Doubtfire fans have been offered a first look at Rob McClure's portrayal of the character.
The nanny made famous by late great Robin Williams is being brought to the stage for a musical, with McClure donning the signature blonde wig, pearl earrings and giant glasses of the titular character.
The musical based on the 1993 classic is coming to Broadway next month and McClure described the show as 'electrifying theatre'.
He told Entertainment Weekly in a statement: "Euphegenia Doubtfire takes a village. I've got an entire Indianapolis 500 pit crew back there. My dressers and make-up team are superheroes.
"One of the most thrilling differences between the movie and the Broadway show is that we are doing this in real time. When Daniel Hillard runs into the other room and emerges as everyone's favourite Scottish nanny 18 seconds later, our director can't yell cut and send me to a trailer for five hours. We've got 18 seconds. I can feel the audience sweating with me! 'IS HE GONNA MAKE IT?!?'.
"The stakes are so high! It makes for electrifying theatre."
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A synopsis of the musical reads: "Daniel Hillard, a struggling, out-of-work actor, will do anything for his kids. After losing custody in a messy divorce, he disguises himself as Scottish nanny Euphegenia Doubtfire in a desperate attempt to stay in their lives. As his new character takes on a life of its own, Mrs. Doubtfire teaches Daniel more than he bargained for about how to be a father.
"A hysterical and heartfelt story about holding onto your loved ones against all odds, Mrs. Doubtfire is the next big musical comedy for families - of all kinds."
Alongside McClure, the cast features 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 Lydia Hillard, Jake Ryan Flynn as Christopher Hillard, Avery Sell as Natalie Hillard, and Brad Oscar as Frank Hillard.
The show officially opens on Sunday 5 April at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre, NYC, and tickets are on sale now.
Featured Image Credit: Entertainment Weekly/Matthew Murphy
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