‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ To Finish Broadway Run; ‘How I Discovered To Drive’ Extends Engagement

Broadway’s Mrs. Doubtfire will unplug the vacuum cleaner and dangle up the apron sooner than anticipated: The musical, which has been posting middling field workplace numbers in the course of the business’s crowded spring season, will finish its run on the Stephen Sondheim Theatre on Could 29, producers introduced.

“Although New York Metropolis is getting stronger each day and ticket gross sales are slowly bettering,” stated producer Kevin McCollum, “theatre-going vacationers and, particularly for our present, household audiences haven’t returned as quickly as we anticipated. Sadly, it isn’t potential to run the present with out these gross sales, particularly when capitalizing with Broadway economics on three separate events.”

Mrs. Doubtfire, which stars the Tony-nominated Rob McClure within the title function (the present’s sole nomination), initially started preview performances on March 9, 2020, simply three days earlier than Broadway’s pandemic shutdown. Performances of the musical resumed on October 21, 2021 and stopped once more on the top of the Omicron surge on January 9, 2022. The third and ultimate Broadway stretch started on April 14.

A British engagement of Mrs. Doubtfire will play from September 2 – October 1 in Manchester, England and the U.S. nationwide tour will open in October 2023.

Mary-Louise Parker, David Morse, ‘How I Learned To Drive Jeremy Daniel

The latest Broadway League box office report signifies that Mrs. Doubtfire bought about 70% of its seats for the week ending Could 8. A good portion of the opposite 36-show Broadway roster reported related numbers, and a winnowing of the roster is probably going within the coming weeks and months. for coloured ladies who’ve thought-about suicide/when the rainbow is enuf has announced a June 5 deadline, and The Little Prince recently closed early.

In the meantime, How I Discovered To Drive, the revival of the Paula Vogel play starring  Mary-Louise Parker and David Morse, will lengthen its restricted engagement by two weeks, now taking part in on the MTC’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre by Sunday, June 12. The manufacturing, which obtained three Tony nominations this week (for Parker, Morse and Greatest Revival) had initially been scheduled to shut Could 29.

The Tony Awards are set for June 12.


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