Well, my dears, Mrs Doubtfire is to become a Broadway musical:
Yes, Euphegenia Doubtfire is to tread the boards, and as she herself would put it: “the excitement means I’m melting like a snow cone in Phoenix.”
Yesterday Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken revealed he’s working on the score for an all-singing stage version of the 1993 blockbuster, which starred the late Robin Williams as a down-on-his luck actor who disguises himself as an elderly Scottish nanny so that he can spend time with his children.
“It’s in its early stages, and that’s probably all I can say, Menken told Entertainment Weekly Radio, “We’re really enjoying working on it.”
Menken’s back catalogue includes the music for Beauty and the Beast, Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Enchanted, Little Shop of Horrors and Sister Act the Musical. Harvey Fierstein, the actor and playwright who starred alongside Williams as his make-up artist brother Frank, is on writing duties for the musical.
Mrs Doubtfire was a box office hit when released in 1993, grossing more than $440m. The film won two Golden Globes, a Bafta, and an Oscar for best makeup thanks to extensive physical transformation Williams was forced to undergo.
As well as a huge blast of Aerosmith’s Dude (Looks Like A Lady), let’s hope this catchy (and of course educational) tune about dinosaurs also makes the cut….