By Declan Harvey
23 January 2015
From the section Entertainment
She can “yo yo, make a wicked cup of cocoa” – now Mrs Doubtfire is set to star in a musical.
Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken, who brought us Disney’s Aladdin and The Little Mermaid has revealed he’s working on the project.
The Golden Globe-winning film, which starred Robin Williams, was a huge hit and took $441m (£262m) at the box office worldwide.
Menken confirmed actor and playwright Harvey Fierstein is writing the book.
Fierstein played Williams’ make-up artist brother in the film.
A sequel to the 1993 film was said to have been in development before Robin Williams died in August 2014.
‘I am writing now, a musical of Mrs. Doubtfire,’ Menken told Entertainment Weekly Radio.
Alan Menken knows how to write a successful musical
He said “it’s going very well”.
Lyricist David Zipple is also on board – he’s previously worked on Disney’s animated musicals Mulan and Hercules, also with Menken.
“It’s in its early stages, and that’s probably all I can say. We’re really enjoying working on it” Menken added.
In case there is anyone out there who hasn’t seen the film (and you really should) it’s a story about dad-of-three, Daniel Hillard, (Williams) who dresses up as a “hip old granny” so he can secretly spend time with his kids.
Alan Menken’s back catalogue of hits is pretty impressive.
As well as being an actor, Harvey Fierstein is an award winning playwrite
Source:: BBC Entertainment