'Mrs Doubtfire' musical in works
One of Robin Williams' most beloved characters Mrs Doubtfire may be seeing life once again as a musical based on the hit movie of the same name is in the making.
New York: One of Robin Williams' most beloved characters Mrs Doubtfire may be seeing life once again as a musical based on the hit movie of the same name is in the making.
While promoting his work on ABC's 'Galavant', composer Alan Menken revealed that he is currently working on a musical adaptation of 'Mrs Doubtfire', the 1993 comedy that cemented late actor Williams as America's favourite imaginary fantasy father, reported New York Daily News.
Menken cautioned that the project is still in early days, so it is too soon to know which stage actor will invite comparisons to Williams' iconic performance by stepping into Euphegenia Doubtfire's sensible brown shoes.
Harvey Fierstein, who co-starred in the film as Williams' makeup-artist brother, will write the show's book, while Disney and Broadway veteran Menken will compose the score.
'Mrs Doubtfire' will be Menken and Fierstein's second collaboration; their first effort to strip-mine your old VHS collection for marketable Broadway hits was 2012's Tony-winning 'Newsies'. There is no word yet on what Meknen and Fierstein might adapt after they are done with Doubtfire.