Jodi Kimura to replace the late Doreen Montalvo as “Janet Lundy” in MRS. DOUBTFIRE on Broadway

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”,
and
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?!!!
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MRS. DOUBTFIRE announces its lineup of POPPETS for its Broadway return!!!

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WELCOME BACK POPPETS!!! Things are once again about to be EASY PEASY as full casting has been revealed for the musical adaptation of Mrs. Doubtfire on Broadway this Fall. Under the direction of Jerry Zaks, the cast will once again be led by…..
Tony Award nominee Rob McClure (Broadway’s Avenue Q, Chaplin, and Something Rotten) as newly divorced actor “Daniel Hillard” and his incognito alter-ego “Mrs. Euphegenia Doubtfire”,
Broadway favorite Jenn Gambatese (Hairspray, All Shook Up, Tarzan, WICKED, and School of Rock) as his newly divorced wife “Miranda Hillard”,
Tony nominee Brad Oscar (The Producers, Young Frankenstein, and Something Rotten) 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 (Kinky Boots) as “Andre”,
Broadway and West End favorite Mark Evans (The Book of Mormon, Ghost the Musical, Wicked, and more) as the new love interest for “Miranda” herself “Stuart Dunmeyer”,
Broadway favorite Charity Angél Dawson (currently in the return of Waitress) as “Wanda Sellner”,
Broadway veteran Peter Bartlett (Beauty and the Beast, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, She Loves Me, and Something Rotten) as “Mr. Jolly”,
and
a full Ensemble.
No word was said though who from the Ensemble will be playing the role of “Janet Lundy” The role was initially performed by the late Doreen Montalvo who sadly passed away last year from a stroke. It breaks our heart for the entire company of MRS. DOUBTFIRE. However, we know every performance will be a dedication to this celebrated performer. RIP.
Following a successful out-of-town tryout in Seattle in 2019, MRS. DOUBTFIRE: THE MUSICAL originally began Broadway previews on March 9th, 2020 and was slated to have its Opening Night on April 5th, 2020. However, the entire production was abruptly shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic after only 3 preview performances here on the Great Bright Way.
However, it will be back stronger than ever AS LONG AS THERE IS LOVE. The show will resume Broadway previews on October 21st, 2021 and finally reach its official Opening Night on December 5th, 2021 at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre.
Who is excited?!!!

Tony winner Harvey Fierstein to release memoir I WAS BETTER LAST NIGHT, In stores Spring 2022

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GO, MAMA, GO, GO GO!! It has just been announced that Tony Award winning versatile performer and writer Harvey Fierstein is set to release his first ever memoir next year in 2022.
The book entitled I WAS BETTER LAST NIGHT will be released on March 1st, 2022. It will take readers on the ultimate journey of Fierstein’s career from Brooklyn, NY to the Great Bright Way. You will get a full behind the scenes access of Fierstein’s process with creating many of his notable projects including Torch Song, Cheers, Mrs. Doubtfire, La Cage Aux Folles, Fiddler on the Roof, Newsies, Kinky Boots, and of course Hairspray.
You will also discover never before told personal stories of how he got his notable gravelly deep voice, the discoveries of his sexuality, personal struggles, and so much more.
Fierstein began developing this memoir more throughout the course of the COVID-19 pandemic.
We at New York Broadway Tours cannot wait to read it.
Who is excited?

MRS. DOUBTFIRE cast celebrates Father’s Day!!

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In honor of Father’s Day, Tony nominee Rob McClure and his on-stage family from Mrs. Doubtfire The Musical virtually reunited for a special virtual video celebrating Dad’s everywhere. Share in the happiness as this onstage family have a little fun & games day plus share their excitement of reuniting this Fall. Along with McClure (who will play Daniel Hillard and his alter-ego “Mrs. Eugenene Doubtfire”), the video also features returning original cast members……
Analise Scarpaci who will star as older daughter “Lydia Hillard”,
Jake Ryan Flynn as older son “Christopher Hillard”,
and
Avery Sell as youngest daughter “Natalie Hillard”.
AS LONG AS THERE’S LOVE, the musical adaptation of Mrs. Doubtfire is set to resume its Broadway previews on October 21st, 2021 and the official opening night set for December 5th, 2021 at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre.
HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!!!
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