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re: Michael Riedel: ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ musical producers dogged by ‘Tootsie’ Broadway failure
Posted by: student_rush 10:50 am EST 12/06/19
In reply to: re: Michael Riedel: ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ musical producers dogged by ‘Tootsie’ Broadway failure - Michael_Portantiere 10:39 am EST 12/06/19

I think the "family film" descriptive makes all the difference in the world - "adult musicals" rarely last as long as family-friendly ones. The successful ones ("Band's Visit") proudly close up shop and move on, whereas "Lion King" roars into its billionth year. There aren't a ton of options for families that aren't strictly kiddie fare, and "Doubtfire" has potential to join the ranks.

I don't think "Tootsie" producers did enough to let general audiences know that the story had been updated - the title feels firmly rooted in the past. Something about a soap opera? Pass.

"Doubtfire" is about parenting and divorce, and those themes don't age.
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