Mrs. Doubtfire Is Ready For A Broadway Musical
Claire Miles - September 12, 2018

Lester

By Shel Silverstein

Lester was given a magic wish
By the goblin who lives in the banyan tree,
And with his wish he wished for two more wishes-
So now instead of just one wish, he cleverly had three.
And with each one of these
He simply wished for three more wishes,
Which gave him three old wishes, plus nine new.
And with each of these twelve
He slyly wished for three more wishes,
Which added up to forty-six -- or is it fifty-two?
Well anyway, he used each wish
To wish for wishes 'til he had
Five billion, seven million, eighteen thousand thirty-four.
And then he spread them on the ground
And clapped his hands and danced around
And skipped and sang, and then sat down
And wished for more.
And more...and more...they multiplied
While other people smiled and cried
And loved and reached and touched and felt.
Lester sat amid his wealth
Stacked mountain-high like stacks of gold,
Sat and counted -- and grew old.
And then one Thursday night they found him
Dead -- with his wishes piled around him.
And they counted the lot and found that not
A single one was missing.
All shiny and new -- here, take a few
And think of Lester as you do.
In a world of apples and kisses and shoes
He wasted his wishes on wishing.

If you were a fan of Mrs. Doubtfire growing up in the ’90s, then you will be overjoyed to hear this news. The classic movie is in fact being turned into a musical, according to sources. And if it makes it to Broadway, then oh boy….

Robin Williams starred in this legendary 1993 movie, and his memory continues to live on, even after his death. Williams played the role of Daniel, a man who was in need of more time with children during a rough custody battle with his nearly ex-wife, Miranda. Daniel decides to take on the character of Mrs. Doubtfire in order to be the children’s nanny, and somehow his family doesn’t pick up on the act.

The movie is incredibly far-fetched, yet so sweet, making it the ideal movie for a musical adaption.  When Daniel longs for time with his family, it’s the perfect time for some slower songs. And of course, there’s got to be a massive cleaning dance featuring the nanny with her broom and vacuum cleaner.

The new musical is reported to be directed by Jerry Zaks, who has already won four Tony Awards.