He adopted ‘Mrs. Doubtfire,’ and their personal beliefs
With Rob McClure, who plays Daniel, seated next to her on stage, Miranda plays a confessional piano ballad called “Let Go” about her unfinished marriage. That spotlight moment suppresses a less sympathetic number, “I’m Done,” which was cut after the 2019 Seattle tryout. Reviews for that production were mixed, although McClure’s performance was thoroughly praised.
To better refer to the man-in-a-dress schtick, costume designer Katherine Zuber helped create the character opposite Andre, Daniel’s gender-nonconforming brother-in-law (played by J. Harrison Ghee, who played Billy Porter. Kinky Boots”).
Andre wears flowing kaftans as a form of fashion rather than a joke. And he saves the day by distracting a court-appointed social worker who arrives at Daniel’s dilapidated apartment.
Meanwhile, McClure changes in and out of his Doubtfire outfit and winds up with a pie on his face, reprising an iconic image from the film. “It’s all going to end badly. You know that, don’t you?” Andre deadpans after the exam.
Championing family and fatherhood drew Kirkpatricks to the “Doubtfire” storyline.
Her first Broadway musical, the 2015 show “Something’s Rotten!” Shakespeare’s was completely original about an Elizabethan theater troupe struggling to compete with the Globes.
He expected his second one to happen, but McCallum persuaded him to choose from a library of 20th Century Fox films on which he was hired to work. The team settled on “Mrs. Doubtfire” because “we can relate to this story of a father who will do anything to be with his kids,” Carey said. (Collectively, the three authors and their producers are fathers of 10 children.)
Kirkpatricks’ own father was a Southern Baptist music minister who later called himself to the pulpit. He moved the family from Alexandria, LA to Baton Rouge, to head a non-denominational church.
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