Mrs. Doubtfire (Broadway)
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Mrs. Doubtfire (Broadway)

Mrs. Doubtfire (Broadway) NYC Reviews and Tickets

(367 Ratings)
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Entertaining, Funny, Delightful, Great acting, Clever

This new family-friendly musical comedy is based on the beloved 1993 film of the same name.

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77 Reviews | 37 Followers
Refreshing, Hilarious, Clever, Must see, Epic

See it if You love the movie! It’s more up to date then the movie though! Great show for the whole family. Should of been nominated for BEST MUSICAL!

Don't see it if You don’t like a laugh

115 Reviews | 19 Followers
Great writing, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Clever

See it if If you are a Robert Williams fan, see the production when it is release again

Don't see it if Do not like humor, skip this production

85 Reviews | 42 Followers
Great singing, Great staging, Masterful, Funny, Clever

See it if Amazing.incredible talent. I laughed I cried. I couldn't stop smiling. So much talent! Rob McClure is the BEST. Don't miss this!

Don't see it if You don't enjoy a big musical with fantastic staging great acting great singing. Non stop entertainment. Everything Broadway should be.great

129 Reviews | 18 Followers
A fun evening, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if You liked the movie and if you want to see a very well done show

Don't see it if if you didn't like the movie and you want deep acting

73 Reviews | 18 Followers
Delightful, Refreshing, Relevant, Funny, Clever

See it if If you want to recognize yourself or members of your family in that show. It is very funny but had some moments that will make you cry.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy family shows

137 Reviews | 13 Followers
Hilarious, Absolutely wodnderful!, Must see

See it if I REALLY enjoyed this show - I loved the singing and the dancing and the clever quick changes. You might, too.

Don't see it if you can't get Robin Williams out of your head. Read more

70 Reviews | 13 Followers
Refreshing, Great acting, Funny, Clever, Delightful

See it if You love musical theater- and you want to see a master of physical Comedy take on a great role- rob McClure is A+

Don't see it if I’m not sure why someone would not like it- it does it all

275 Reviews | 604 Followers
Must see, Hilarious, Great acting, Funny, Delightful

See it if This is absolutely a wonderful show! Rob McClure is great. It actually has as much charm as the movie. Bravo!

Don't see it if If you don't like the movie.

Critic Reviews (21)

The New York Times
December 5th, 2021

"But the director Jerry Zaks’s ambivalent production tries to have it both ways: The story of a playful man-child with whom we empathize but whose good intentions can’t excuse his machinations. The film pulled it off at the time, primarily thanks to Williams’s charms. McClure’s Daniel, though, is more irritating than entertaining, and his antics — which include hacking into his wife’s email account to sabotage her nanny search — are more creepy than kooky."
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Time Out New York
December 5th, 2021

"Have I seen the new Broadway musical Mrs. Doubtfire? At this point, I am fairly confident that I have; ask me in three months, and I’m not sure what I’ll tell you. This pleasant and forgettable show at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre is the epitome of what Sondheim (citing his friend Mary Rodgers) called a “Why” musical: “a perfectly respectable show, based on a perfectly respectable source, that has no reason for being.” Mrs. Doubtfire hopes to draw on audiences’ residual affection for the 1993 Robin Williams film comedy, in which a divorced dad named Daniel disguises himself as a hearty old Scottish nanny so he can spend time with his kids. We’ve already had musical versions of Tootsie and Mary Poppins; now we have the hybrid we never knew we needed and, as it turns out, we don’t."
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New York Theatre Guide
December 6th, 2021

"What it lacks in fresh laugh-out-loud moments, honest-to-goodness heart, and sonic earworms you can’t wait to hear again, the new Broadway musical Mrs. Doubtfire tries hard to make up for with cranked-up performances and a busy, busy, busy tone. No such luck. For all of the calories burned, it’s still low-impact."
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New York Magazine / Vulture
December 5th, 2021

"So the show’s pleasures ebb and flow. I will say, I assumed that I’d find Mrs. Doubtfire dated and passé. Yet there’s a central proposal in it that is still radical. If you’ve read anything about the numbers of women leaving the workforce, the uneven burden placed on mothers, the crisis of underpaid child care and unpaid domestic labor, you know that Mrs. Doubtfire is still a utopian dream."
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December 5th, 2021

"The amount of talent behind the high-spirited, very sporadically fun Mrs. Doubtfire is undeniable, from the creators of the low-key brilliant Something’s Rotten!, the legendary director Jerry Zaks, and MVP star Rob McClure, whose quicksilver vocal impressions and comedic shape-shifting more than rival the same attributes that made the movie’s Robin Williams a comedy icon. Yet all of that combined know-how can only serve to shine and polish a creaky machine that probably should have been junked and sold for parts well before its arrival on Broadway."
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New York Daily News
December 5th, 2021

"A good time for all ages, despite our beloved, battered Broadway, is exactly what the audience-friendly, warm-centered, modestly scaled “Mrs. Doubtfire” delivers. In other seasons, this show might have looked like more of the same. Fair enough. It’s retro. It’s old-school musical comedy. It’s no font of formative innovation. But this year, the breadth of its target demographic stands out. Certainly, it’s the best current choice for families visiting the city and looking for a fresh show to see together. This superbly cast musical has been given a whiz-bang farcical staging by the wily old maestro Jerry Zaks, who has installed more physical shtick, especially from the droll ensemble, in almost any show since “The Producers.”"
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December 5th, 2021

"But even in the belabored tradition of screen-to-stage musical adaptations, “Mrs. Doubtfire” is doggedly risk-averse, opting for handsomely outfitted, faithful simulacrum over reinvention or surprise. “Hairspray” it is not."
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The Washington Post
December 6th, 2021

"But McClure’s gifts — robustly on display in the musical that marks its official opening Dec. 5 at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre — don’t include a radiant star element. It’s a wholly admirable, workmanlike performance: technically impressive if not charismatically embraceable. “Mrs. Doubtfire,” then, directed by Jerry Zaks — a pro with an innate sense of farcical mechanics — feels like an erratic musical-theater equivalent of a tribute band."
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