A Mrs. Doubfire Musical Is A Thing That Is Happening, Which Is So Much Better Than A Movie Sequel

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*Tap Tap* Hello? Is this thing on?

Hi, there. It's me, lone wolf weekend editor Cassy, with some news that will hopefully make you smile. You remember smiling, don't you? Well get ready to grin, nostalgia freaks, because Mrs. Doubtfire the musical is heading to the Great White Way in the near future. Which, if you think about it, is so much better than the idea of a Mrs. Doubtfire movie sequel because BROADWAY MUSICAL. The movie's soundtrack is basically begging for a Bob Fosse choreographed number, you guys. Jazz hands, shuffle-ball-change, the whole nine yards! Seriousy, you've got everything from House of Pain to Frank Sinatra to Aerosmith in there. That's like hitting the musical number jackpot, if you ask me.

But don't ask me, ask Alan Menken, celebrated Disney film music composer. Because he knows things:

“It's going very well. It's in its early stages. We're really enjoying working on it.”

This is probably the first Robin Williams-related news I've heard since August that didn't turn me into a giant puddle of sad. This news makes me happy, because musicals are happy and I can legitimately picture this story translating well on-stage along with the music. It has potential to be the kind of show that puts every single audience member in a good mood (even though Daniel Hillard is an incredibly irresponsible, personality disorder-laden fictional father of all time). Which is the exact opposite of what a generic sequel featuring aging, bored actors would do.

I'm so ready to buy my ticket, I'm already practicing my Raptor Rap as we speak.

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