NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Everyone’s favorite Scottish nanny takes the stage in Nashville when Mrs. Doubtfire comes to Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s Jackson Hall for a limited one-week engagement Nov. 7-12.
Single tickets can be purchased at TPAC.org, by phone at 615-782-4040 and in person at the TPAC Box Office, 505 Deaderick St., in downtown Nashville. For groups of 10 or more, call 615-782-4060. Patrons are encouraged to have tickets delivered to the TPAC Concierge App.
Critics call Mrs. Doubtfire “wonderful, heartwarming and laugh-out-loud funny” (Manchester Evening News) and “a feel-good, family-friendly comedy that delivers” (The Hollywood Reporter). The internationally acclaimed new hit musical is based on the beloved film and directed by four-time Tony Award® winner Jerry Zaks.
Mrs. Doubtfire will star 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). Joining him will be another Broadway favorite, renowned actress and his real-life wife, Maggie Lakis as Miranda Hillard.
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 $4.7 million in tickets and playing to more than 75,000 people in just 42 performances.
When Mrs. Doubtfire officially opened on Broadway on Dec. 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.” 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 and 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, U.K., in the 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 designer Brian Ronan; hair and 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.
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,” “Avenue Q,” “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: “Great Performances: Celebrating 50 Years of Broadway's Best” on PBS, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” “Julia,” “New Amsterdam,” “Blue Bloods,” “Servant,” “Evil,” “The Bite,” “Person Of Interest,” “Elementary” and “The Good Fight.” Despite divorcing her eight times a week on stage, he is proudly and happily married to leading lady, Maggie Lakis.
MAGGIE LAKIS (Miranda Hillard) - Credits include Bea in “Something Rotten!” (First National Tour), “Avenue Q” (First National Tour and Off-Broadway at New World Stages), “Emmet Otter’s Jug-band 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 Live Radio Play” (Bucks County Playhouse), “Jerome Robbins’ Broadway” and “Into the Woods” (The Muny).
If You Go:
Nov. 7-12, 2023
TPAC’s Jackson Hall
505 Deaderick St.
Mrs. Doubtfire is the second production featured in the 2023-24 HCA Healthcare/TriStar Health Broadway at TPAC Season, presented in partnership with Nissan. Performance schedule, prices and cast are subject to change without notice. Institutional partners for Tennessee Performing Arts Center are Amazon and Nissan North America. TPAC is funded in part by support from the Tennessee Arts Commission and the Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission. NewsChannel 5 is the media sponsor for Broadway at TPAC.
TPAC is an accessible facility with a variety of services including wheelchair accommodations, accessible parking and assistive listening devices. Open captioning, American Sign Language, audio description and large print and Braille programs are offered at the Sunday matinee performance of each Broadway at TPAC presentation. For information, email Access@TPAC.org or call 615-782-6577.
About Tennessee Performing Arts Center
Since 1980, the nonprofit Tennessee Performing Arts Center has welcomed more than 14 million audience members and served more than 2 million children and adults with performances at TPAC, teacher resources, professional development opportunities, classroom residencies, and enrichment programs. Each year, TPAC serves several hundred thousand audience members with the HCA Healthcare/TriStar Health Broadway at TPAC series presented in partnership with Nissan, a variety of special engagements, and the productions of three resident artistic companies – Nashville Ballet, Nashville Opera, and Nashville Repertory Theatre. TPAC champions excellence in the performing arts and arts education, fosters support for our resident companies and community partners, and serves as an inclusive place for all to enjoy meaningful and relevant experiences that enrich lives and promote economic vitality. For more information, visit TPAC.org.