Mrs. Doubtfire is based on the 1993 hit film that saw the beloved late actor Robin Williams play the iconic titular role. Daniel Hillard, a struggling actor, loses custody of his kids after a messy divorce. Desperate to spend time with them, he adopts the persona of an old Scottish woman, Euphegenia Doubtfire, to trick his wife into hiring him as a nanny. While babysitting his children, he learns the true meaning of fatherhood.
The show is directed by four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks, while Tony Award nominee Rob McClure plays the protagonist Daniel Hillard and his alter-ego, Mrs. Doubtfire. The show will preview on 9 March 2020 and open on 5 April 2020 at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre on Broadway.
Mrs. Doubtfire Broadway Reviews | What The Critics Think
“McClure is on stage for nearly all two-and-a-half hours, and he looks like he barely breaks a sweat as he flies through acres of shtick and myriad costume changes.”
- The Seattle Times on Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theater performance.
“Whether Daniel is mending fences with his kids, cavorting with puppets, or, as Mrs. Doubtfire, doling out bawdy wisecracks and spoonfuls of advice in a brogue-ish accent and dowdy duds, McClure brings winning sincerity and his own nimble, multi-voiced comic chops to the effort.”
- Variety on Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theater performance.
“...the show is a rollicking, laugh out loud good time, largely due to the genius that is Rob McClure.”
- Broadway World on Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theater performance.
“The choreography is crisp, clear and energetically engaging. The set design is stimulating and evokes the right emotional weight for each scene.”
- The Moderate Voice on Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theater performance.
Mrs. Doubtfire | Why You Must Watch The Show
If you grew up watching the original film, this Broadway production is sure to send you on a nostalgia trip. Mrs. Doubtfire’s appearance is brought to life by costume designer, Catherine Zuber, and hair and wig designer, David Brian Brown. McClure’s brilliance as an actor is seen in his seemingly effortless switch between Daniel Hillard and Mrs. Doubtfire through the show. Director and four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks masterfully tackles themes like divorce and fatherhood with warmth and humor, making it a great watch for the whole family. At the end of the day, Daniel is a man whose only desire is to be close to his children. How far would you go for your family?
Fans of the original film | Lovers of musical comedies
About Stephen Sondheim Theater
The Stephen Sondheim Theater has a total seating capacity of 1055, divided into the orchestra and mezzanine sections. The orchestra section is almost double the size of the mezzanine, with a total seat count of 669. These seats are spread across three sections: left, center and right, with 21 rows in total. The mezzanine section, with a total of 349 seats spread across 9 rows, is the only elevated seating area in the theater, apart from the 4 box seats in either corner.
For more information about the theater, check out our detailed guide on Stephen Sondheim Theater seating chart.