HELLOOOOO, NORTH AMERICA!
WILL REPRISE HIS ACCLAIMED PERFORMANCE
AS EUPHEGENIA DOUBTFIRE IN
THE BELOVED BROADWAY AND WEST END SMASH
THE NEW MUSICAL COMEDY
WITH MAGGIE LAKIS CO-STARRING AS MIRANDA HILLARD
FULL ROUTE ANNOUNCED FOR
2023-2024 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
(JULY 13, 2023) – Get ready for big laughs in the theatre again! Producers announced today that beloved Broadway leading man, Rob McClure, who drew critical raves, standing ovations, and a Tony Award nomination when he created Euphegenia Doubtfire (everybody’s favorite Scottish nanny) in the stage musical MRS. DOUBTFIRE, will take the Tony Award-nominated role on the road as the new musical launches its North American Tour this Fall.
In Pittsburgh, MRS. DOUBTFIRE The New Musical Comedy, will perform from November 28 to December 3, 2023, at the Benedum Center, 237 7th Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. MRS. DOUBTFIRE is presented by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, part of the 2023-2024 PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh series. For tickets and information to the PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh series, visit: www.TrustArts.org, call 412-456-4800, or in person at Theater Square Box Office, 655 Penn Avenue.
Another Broadway favorite, renowned actress and McClure’s wife, Maggie Lakis, will play Miranda Hillard in MRS. DOUBTFIRE. Lakis is best known for her performances in Something Rotten! and Avenue Q, among other popular musicals on Broadway and on tour.
The North American Tour announcement of MRS. DOUBTFIRE follows the recent triumphant opening in London’s West End, where the musical received numerous **** 4 Star reviews and was proclaimed “A Sure-fire hit” by the Daily Telegraph.
“It is a very rare and special event when the star of a Broadway musical takes the show on the road,” said producer Kevin McCollum. “Rob won the hearts of theatregoers and huge critical acclaim for creating one of the great musical comedy roles in Broadway history. I am thrilled that audiences across the country are not only going to be able to laugh and tear-up at Rob’s landmark performance, but also see a magical onstage chemistry with Maggie, a major talent who I first met when she starred in the national tour of Avenue Q. Our show is all about family, so to have Rob and Maggie leading this on the road, it couldn’t be more perfect.”
ROB McCLURE (Daniel Hillard). Broadway: Mrs. Doubtfire (Tony, Drama Desk, Drama League and Outer Critics Circle Nominations), Chaplin (Tony, Drama League, Astaire, and Outer Critics Circle nominations and won Theatre World and Clive Barnes awards), Beetlejuice, Something Rotten!, Noises Off, Honeymoon In Vegas, I'm Not Rappaport, and Avenue Q, as well as Where’s Charley? and Irma La Douce at Encores!. Off- Broadway: Little Shop of Horrors. Regional: Spamalot at The Kennedy Center, and productions at The MUNY, Paper Mill Playhouse, The Old Globe, The Arden, Cleveland Playhouse, American Repertory Theatre, Walnut Street, Delaware Theatre Co., Flat Rock Playhouse, The McCarter, and La Jolla Playhouse. His acclaimed solo concert, Smile, has been performed on stages all over the world. Film: Recursion (Best Actor at The Queen’s World and Williamsburg film festivals.) TV: PBS Great Performances 50th Anniversary Concert, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Julia, New Amsterdam, Blue Bloods, Servant, Evil, The Bite, Person Of Interest, Elementary, and The Good Fight. Despite divorcing her 8 times a week on stage, he is proudly and happily married to Leading Lady, Maggie Lakis. For their daughter, Sadie.
MAGGIE LAKIS (Miranda Hillard). Credits include Bea in Something Rotten (1st National Tour), Avenue Q (1st National Tour and Off-Broadway at New World Stages), Emmet Otter’s Jugband Christmas (New Victory) and John Doyle's re-imagined Allegro (Classic Stage Company). Regional: Clybourne Park and Sunday in the Park with George (Arden Theatre), It’s a Wonderful Life: a Radio Play (Bucks County Playhouse), Jerome Robbins’ Broadway and Into the Woods (The Muny). Thanks to everyone at The Mine.
The 2023-2024 North American Tour of MRS. DOUBTFIRE will launch at Shea’s Performing Arts Center in Buffalo, NY before continuing on to play 30+ cities including San Francisco, Los Angeles, and the just announced, Chicago, IL. The full list of cities can be found below and at www.DoubtfireBroadway.com.
2023-2024 Tour Route:
Buffalo, NY Shea’s PAC 09/26/23 – 10/01/23 Hartford, CT Bushnell Center 10/03/23 – 10/08/23 Washington, D.C. National Theatre 10/10/23 – 10/15/23 Providence, RI Providence PAC 10/17/23 – 10/22/23 Schenectady, NY Proctor’s Theatre 10/24/23 – 10/29/23 Columbus, OH Ohio Theatre 10/31/23 – 11/05/23 Nashville, TN Tennessee PAC 11/07/23 – 11/12/23 Detroit, MI Fisher Theatre 11/14/23 – 11/26/23 Pittsburgh, PA Benedum Center 11/28/23 – 12/03/23 Cincinnati, OH Aronoff Center 12/05/23 – 12/17/23 Minneapolis, MN Orpheum Theatre 12/19/23 – 12/24/23 St. Louis, MO Fox Theatre 12/26/23 – 01/07/24 Cleveland, OH Connor Palace Theatre 01/09/24 – 01/28/24 Baltimore, MD Hippodrome Theatre 01/30/24 – 02/04/24 Philadelphia, PA Academy of Music 02/06/24 – 02/18/24 Rochester, NY Auditorium Theatre 02/20/24 – 02/25/24 Chicago, IL Nederlander Theatre 02/27/24 – 03/10/24 Memphis, TN Orpheum Theatre 03/12/24 – 03/17/24 Durham, NC Durham PAC 03/19/24 – 03/24/24 Ft. Myers, FL Barbara Mann PAH 03/26/24 – 03/31/24 Tampa, FL Straz Center 04/02/24 – 04/07/24 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Broward PAC 04/09/24 – 04/21/24 Orlando, FL Dr. Phillips Center 04/23/24 – 04/28/24 Charlotte, NC Belk Theater 04/30/24 – 05/05/24 Greenville, SC Peace Center 05/07/24 – 05/12/24 New Orleans, LA Saenger Theatre 05/14/24 – 05/19/24 Tucson, AZ Centennial Hall 05/28/24 – 06/02/24 San Diego, CA Civic Center 06/04/24 – 06/09/24 Los Angeles, CA Pantages Theatre 06/11/24 – 06/30/24 San Francisco, CA Orpheum Theatre 07/02/24 – 07/28/24
Out-of-work actor Daniel Hillard will do anything for his kids. After losing custody in a messy divorce, he creates the kindly alter ego of Scottish nanny Euphegenia Doubtfire in a desperate attempt to stay in their lives. As his new character takes on a life of its own, Mrs. Doubtfire teaches Daniel more than he bargained for about how to be a father. A hysterical and heartfelt story about holding onto your loved ones against all odds, MRS. DOUBTFIRE is the musical comedy we need right now – one that proves we’re better together. MRS. DOUBTFIRE premiered at Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre in December 2019. Extended by popular demand, the Seattle engagement shattered the record for a new musical in the history of the 5th Avenue Theatre, selling more than $4.7M in tickets and playing to more than 75,000 people in just 42 performances.
When MRS. DOUBTFIRE first officially opened on Broadway on December 5, 2021, the Chicago Tribune said, “This lovable, big-hearted musical comedy delivers a good time for all ages. The best choice for families on Broadway,” and The Telegraph proclaimed, “Rip-roaringly funny. A heartfelt adaptation to make Robin Williams proud.”
Before closing on Broadway on May 29, 2022, MRS. DOUBTFIRE received six 2022 Outer Critics Circle Nominations including Outstanding New Broadway Musical, two Drama League Nominations as well as a Tony Nomination for Best Leading Actor in a Musical.
MRS. DOUBTFIRE opened in London’s West End in June 2023 following a successful engagement in Manchester, UK in Fall of 2022.
In addition to director Jerry Zaks, the new musical comedy features a book by Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell and music and lyrics by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick, the Tony Award nominated team behind Something Rotten! The creative team is rounded out by Choreographer Lorin Latarro; Music Supervisor, Arranger and Orchestrator Ethan Popp; Scenic Designer David Korins; Costume Designer Catherine Zuber; Lighting Designer, Philip S. Rosenberg; Sound Design by Brian Ronan and Craig Cassidy; Hair & Wig Designer David Brian Brown; and Casting by The Telsey Office (Craig Burns, CSA).
MRS. DOUBTFIRE is produced by Kevin McCollum in association with Work Light Productions, the Executive Producer and General Manager for the tour.
The MRS. DOUBTFIRE Cast Recording is available on all streaming platforms.
MRS. DOUBTFIRE is thrilled to be joined by sponsor Care.com across North America.
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