A year ago this month, the Broadway community lost one of the most unforgettable talents on the Great Bright Way….. Doreen Montalvo. She tragically passed away at the age of 56 due to a stroke. Around the time of her passing, the In The Heights and On Your Feet veteran was appearing the new Broadway musical adaptation of the hit film Mrs. Doubtfire which was abruptly shutdown after 3 previews due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Many Theater have been asking on who is taking over for the late Montalvo in the role of “Janet Lundy” and others. According to the show’s website, the role will now be performed by Hawaii native Jodi Kimura (who previously appeared in the US National Tour and UK companies of the Lincoln Center Theater revival of South Pacific plus tons of Regional shows). This will also mark as her Broadway debut!!
Under the direction of Jerry Zaks, Kimura will share the stage with the show’s ongoing original cast members who have been with the show since its out-of-town tryout in Seattle consisting of …..
Tony Award nominee Rob McClure as newly divorced actor “Daniel Hillard” and his incognito alter-ego “Mrs. Euphegenia Doubtfire”,
Broadway favorite Jenn Gambatese as his newly divorced wife “Miranda Hillard”,
Tony nominee Brad Oscar as his makeup artist brother extraordinaire “Frank Hillard”,
Newcomer Analise Scarpaci as his older daughter “Lydia Hillard”,
Young Broadway veteran Jake Ryan Flynn as his son “Christopher Hillard”,
newcomer Avery Sell as his youngest daughter “Natalie Hillard”,
Broadway veteran J Harrison Ghee as Andre,
Broadway and West End favorite Mark Evans as the new love interest for “Miranda” herself “Stuart Dunmeyer”,
Broadway favorite Charity Angél Dawson as “Wanda Sellner”,
Broadway veteran Peter Bartlett as “Mr. Jolly”,
a full Ensemble.
Mrs. Doubtfire The Musical will resume Broadway previews on October 21st, 2021 and finally reach its official Opening Night on December 5th, 2021 at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre.
RIP Doreen Montalvo
Welcome Jodi Kimura
Who is excited?!!!