Discount Broadway Tickets For Mrs. Doubtfire

Mrs. Doubtfire Summary

  • Genre: Musical - World Premiere
  • Mrs. Doubtfire is 2 Hours 20 Minutes long, including an intermission of 15 Minutes
  • 8 Shows per week
  • Previews Begin: February 2, 2020
  • Show Opens: March 1, 2020
  • Show Closes: Open ended

Musical adaptation of the 1993 film of the same name, about a divorced actor who dresses up as a female housekeeper in order to spend time with his kids.

Mrs. Doubtfire on Broadway Background

Mrs. Doubtfire is a Broadway musical adapted from the Robin Williams film of the same name. The movie has gone on to become a fan favorite amongst critics and children worldwide despite initially receiving lackluster critical reviews upon its original release in 1993. The film won numerous awards the following year including “Best Makeup” at the Academy Awards and the Golden Globes for “Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical” and “Best Actor. The film holds the record for the second highest grossing film of 1993 with a staggering $441 million and was featured at number 67 on the American Film Institute’s list of the top 100 American comedy movies of all time. The task of converting the screenplay to a Broadway stage musical, fell on the shoulders of book writers Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell. This writing duo is best known for their Tony nominated work on the 2015 Broadway show, Something Rotten. Mrs. Doubtfire The Musical also features the directing talent of Broadway veteran Jerry Zaks, a four-time Tony Award winner for “Best Direction” on shows such as The House of Blue Leaves and Six Degrees of Separation. The show suffered from not having a long out-of-town tryout, but featured a memorable score that sticks with audiences. At the opening, respect was given to the late Robin Williams who brought the character to life on screen and was missed at the premiere.

What’s Mrs. Doubtfire Like?

Mrs. Doubtfire follows protagonist Daniel Hillard, who is a freelance actor and father of three children. His wife, Miranda, sees him as unreliable, and files for a divorce after Daniel quits his job due to creative differences. In their custody hearings, the court grants Miranda sole custody of their three children. As Daniel attempts to get his life back on track, he finds that Miranda has put out a job listing for a housekeeper and applies under a fake name, Euphegenia Doubtfire. Through the combination of his voice acting talent and his brothers makeup skills, Daniel disguises himself as a female nanny and successfully gets the position. As the housekeeper, Daniel is able to spend some long-awaited time with his children and slowly improves himself as a person through the charade. Now Daniel must balance his real life with Mrs Doubtfire’s so Miranda does not uncover his true identity.

Is Mrs. Doubtfire Good for Kids?

This show is suitable for children of all ages as its source material is heartwarming and has entertained children for decades.

Theatre Information

Neil Simon Theatre

250 West 52nd Street
New York, NY 10019
Seats: 1,428
Entrance: 52nd Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue.
Theatre Information

Neil Simon Theatre Seating Chart


Kevin McCollum

Production Credits

Press Agent

Creative Team

Book Writer
Karey Kirkpatrick
Book Writer
John O'Farrell
Music & Lyrics
Karey Kirkpatrick
Music & Lyrics
Wayne Kirkpatrick
Jerry Zaks
Lorin Latarro
Music Supervisor
Ethan Popp