Broadway veteran Harvey Fierstein is working on turning Robin Williams comedy Mrs. Doubtfire into a stage musical.
The actor and playwright appeared alongside late funnyman Williams in the 1993 movie and now he is busy adapting it for the theatre.
Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken broke the news to fans on Thursday during an interview on Entertainment Weekly Radio, revealing he and his Hercules collaborator David Zippel will be writing the songs.
Menken, who is known for his work on a string of Disney projects, says, “Harvey Fierstein is writing the book, David Zippel is writing the lyrics, I’m writing the music, and it’s going very well. It’s in its early stages, and that’s probably all I can say. We’re really enjoying working on it.”
Mrs. Doubtfire starred Williams as divorced dad Daniel Hillard, who cross-dresses as a nanny so he can see his kids. The tragic comedian had been planning to reprise his role for a sequel before committing suicide in August.
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