The Broadway musical “Mrs. Doubtfire,” based on the 1993 film of the same name, will premiere in Korea in August, according to production company SEM on Tuesday.
This will be the first international production of the musical.
“Mrs. Doubtfire” premiered at Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theater in December 2019. It opened on Broadway a year later and is still running at the Stephen Sondheim Theater. “Mrs. Doubtfire” is also set to open in London’s West End in October this year.
“Mrs. Doubtfire” is a comedy musical about a middle-aged man named Daniel Hillard who is unemployed and divorced. After losing custody of his children, Daniel creates an alter ego of a Scottish nanny, Mrs. Doubtfire, to stay in his children’s lives.
The musical was written by best-selling American author John O’Farrell and American screenwriter and director Karey Kirkpatrick. The score and lyrics are by Karey Kirkpatrick and his brother and singer-songwriter Wayne Kirkpatrick. The three creators are also behind the critically acclaimed musical “Something Rotten!” in 2015!
Mrs. Doubtfire is an upcoming American comedy-drama movie starring actor Robin Williams and directed by Chris Columbus. The film was a box office success, grossing $441.3 million on a budget of $25 million and becoming the world’s second highest-grossing film of 1993. It also received the Golden Globe Award for Best Picture musical or comic in 1994.
The musical “Mrs. Doubtfire” will be held at the Charlotte Theater in Songpa district, south of Seoul, from August to September.
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