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Following its Seattle premiere, the new musical will transfer to the Sondheim Theatre in spring 2020. Mrs Doubtfire Musical will begin performances at Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre on november 20 through December 13, its opening night. Then, the show will transfer to Broadway and begin previews on March 9, ahead of its opening night on April 5.
Tony nominee Rob McClure will take on the title role in both productions after starring in Beetlejuice on Broadway. He will be the new face of the struggling actor, previously played by the dear Robin Williams, who disguises himself as a nanny in order to spend more time with his children.
Ron McClure will be joined by Jenn Gambatese as Miranda Hillard, Brad Oscar as Frank Hillard, Analise Scarpaci as Lydia Hillard, Jake Ryan Flynn as Christopher Hillard, Avery Sellas Natalie Hillard, J. Harrison Ghee as Andre, Mark Evans as Stuart Dunmeyer, Charity Angél Dawson as Wanda Sellner, and Peter Bartlett as Mr. Jolly.
Based on the 1993 movie, Mrs Doubtfire Musical will be directed by Jerry Zaks and will feature a score by Karey and Wayne Kirkpatrick. It also features a book co-written by Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell. Lorin Latarro will choreograph the show, with music supervision by Ethan Popp.
The creative team also includes scenic designer David Korins, costume designer Catherine Zuber, lighting designer Philip Rosenberg, sound designer Brian Ronan, and hair and wig designer David Brian Brown.