If you love musicals that will pull on your heartstrings, you should check out this excellent stage adaption of the hit 1993 film Mrs. Doubtfire! The comedy epic takes the incredible storyline and tailors it for Broadway audiences! The award-winning musical, featuring music and lyrics by Karey and Wayne Kirkpatrick, takes the plot of the hilarious movie where the divorced father of three pretends to be the family’s babysitter in order to spend time with the kids! Mrs. Doubtfire became an absolute Broadway hit upon premiering in 2021, and now it’s setting out on a massive North American Tour! From November 28th to December 3rd, 2023, Mrs. Doubtfire will take over the Benedum Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania! Enjoy this heartwarming story as Mrs. Doubtfire the musical delivers eight performances at the iconic Benedum Center! The musical, with the book written by Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell, provides a thrilling perspective of how divorce affect children and how spending time with your family can be so fulfilling! Hurry, secure tickets now, and see Mrs. Doubtfire at the Benedum Center Pittsburgh!
Mrs. Doubtfire – The Musical Tickets:
“Perfectly enjoyable!” – New York Stage Review
“A good time for all ages!” – New York Daily News
Prepare for a wacky family-filled adventure as family man Daniel Hillard takes a new identity as Mrs. Doubtfire. He’s a divorced man who just lost custody of his three kids. Being out of work and desperate to see his children, Daniel disguises himself and pretends to be Euphegenia Doubtfire, a Scottish nanny who can do it all. As a working divorced mom, Daniel’s ex-wife needed all the help she could get with the kids. Mrs. Doubtfire arrives just in time, and the quirky nanny takes over the household. However, things get complicated when Daniel’s true identity is discovered by his children. Will Daniel get his family back, or will Mrs. Doubtfire be fired? Find out what happens to this lovely family by scoring tickets to Mrs. Doubtfire the Musical at Benedum Center Pittsburgh.
Mrs. Doubtfire, the musical’s story, takes from the 1994 film of the same name. The original role of Daniel Hillard featured the late Robbie Williams, whose performance earned him a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture. The film also brought numerous other awards, including American Comedy Awards, ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards, Golden Globe Awards for Best Motion Picture, Golden Screen Awards, and People’s Choice Awards for Favorite Comedy Motion Picture.
For the musical adaptation, showmaker Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell wrote the book specifically for Broadway. Meanwhile, music and lyrics were courtesy of Karey and Wayne Kirkpatrick. The original production, which premiered in Seattle in 2019, pulled out all the stops by bringing in the best creative minds in the business. The production is led by director Jerry Zaks, with music supervision, arrangement, and orchestration by Ethan Popp, choreography by Lorin Latarro, scenic design by David Korins, and costume design by Catherine Zuber. Meanwhile, the musical’s breathtaking visuals feature the impeccable work of lighting designer Philip Rosenberg, while the aural experience is courtesy of sound designers Brian Ronan and Craig Cassidy.
The original Broadway cast features award-winning actor Rob McClure, whose performance as Daniel Hillard received praise from both fans and critics. The stellar cast also featured outstanding performers, such as Jeen Gambatese as Miranda Hillard, Broad Oscar as Frank Hillard, and Peter Bartlett as Mr. Jolly. For the North American tour, Rob McClure will reprise his role as Daniel Hillard/Mrs. Doubtfire, while Maggie Lakis plays Miranda Hillard, Aaron Kaburick plays Frank Hillard, and David Hibbard plays Mr. Jolly.
After its trial run in Seattle, the musical finally made its way to Broadway in 2021. The following year, the British production opened in Manchester, followed by the premiere in London’s West End in 2023. Last year, Mrs. Doubtfire the musical finally went on a national tour in the U.S. Due to public demand, the touring production will drop by every major city in North America, including Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
After premiering on Broadway, the musical received numerous accolades, including a Drama Desk nomination and a Drama Desk Award, six Outer Critics Circle nominations, and a Tony Award nomination. The musical also received countless rave reviews from professional theater critics.
“Soars from screen to stage” – The Times
“A Surefire hit… No Doubt!” – Daily Express
New York Stage Review commends the writers for making the musical up-to-date with the times. “The specifics of the story are largely but not entirely the same as in the 1993 movie. Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell, who wrote the book, and Kirkpatrick and his brother, Wayne, who wrote the songs, update things to account for changing tolerance for jokes about men wearing dresses and gay people being outrageous makeup artists.” Meanwhile, the New York Daily News described Mrs. Doubtfire as “audience friendly and warm-centered.” Over at the Hollywood Reporter, Mrs. Doubtfire was praised for being a “feel-good, family-friendly musical comedy.” The publication’s writer, Frank Scheck, added, “You could feel the audience’s desire to relax and have a good time simply.”
This fall, the touring production of Mrs. Doubtfire the Musical will make its way to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The musical will deliver eight performances at the Benedum Center. The prime entertainment venue is regarded as “Broadway in Pittsburgh” for its stark reputation for hosting many of the city’s most exciting musicals and plays. The venue, built in 1928, has a long history of being the center of Pittsburg’s entertainment. It was formerly a movie theater, turned into a concert hall. The venue has gone through a multi-million restoration project that converted it into a world-class performing arts center. Today, the Benedum Center boasts a grand lobby and a luxurious auditorium. The concert hall’s ceiling boasts brilliant lighting architecture, giving audiences a great ambiance. Aside from its impressive design, the Benedum Center also features excellent facilities, top-tier light and sound technology, and excellent customer service.
Enjoy this great new musical that features a captivating storyline that won the hearts of viewers in 1993. Mrs. Doubtfire the Musical is the perfect entertainment for the whole family. Recommended for audiences eight years old and above, Mrs. Doubtfire will make you laugh, cry and create lasting memories you can cherish for a lifetime. Hurry and secure tickets to see this exciting musical at the Benedum Center Pittsburgh from November 28th to December 3rd, 2023! Tickets are now available through the Get Tickets link!