The cast of the new musical Mrs. Doubtfire recently gathered outside Broadway's Stephen Sondheim Theatre, where it is set to resume performances following a COVID-related hiatus April 14.
Based on the film of the same name, Mrs. Doubtfire played three previews in March 2020 prior to the Broadway shutdown. Performances resumed in October 2021 before officially opening December 5. Performances were halted January 9, 2022, due to breakthrough cases in the company.
The musical features returning cast members Rob McClure as Daniel Hillard, Jenn Gambatese as Miranda Hillard, Peter Bartlett as Mr. Jolly, Charity Angél Dawson as Wanda Sellner, Mark Evans as Stuart Dunmire, J. Harrison Ghee as Andre Mayem, Analise Scarpaci as Lydia Hillard, and Brad Oscar as Frank Hillard.
The ensemble comprises Cameron Adams, Calvin L. Cooper, Kaleigh Cronin, Maria Dalanno, Casey Garvin, David Hibbard, KJ Hippensteel, Aaron Kaburick, Jodi Kimura, Erica Mansfield, Brian Martin, Alexandra Matteo, LaQuet Sharnell Pringle, Jaquez André Sims, Travis Waldschmidt, and Aléna Watters.
Tony winner Jerry Zaks directs the new musical with a book by Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell and music and lyrics by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick. The production also has choreography by Lorin Latarro; music supervision, arrangements, and orchestrations by Ethan Popp; scenic design by David Korins; costume design by Catherine Zuber; lighting design by Philip S. Rosenberg; sound design by Brian Ronan; hair and wig design by David Brian Brown; and make-up and prosthetics design by Tommy Kurzman.