As of this past Wednesday, Fox Stage Productions has officially been absorbed by Disney Theatrical Productions. Isaac Robert Hurwitz, the former Senior Vice President of Fox Stage confirmed that the musical adaptations of Mrs. Doubtfire and The Devil Wears Prada are moving forward under Disney.

What’s happening:

  • According to Broadway News, as of Wednesday, Disney Theatrical Productions has taken over Fox Stage Productions.
  • In March of 2019, Disney completed its acquisition of 21st Century Fox assets which includes the company’s theatrical division.
  • Fox Theatrical was formed in 2013 with the goal of adapting some of Fox’s biggest films into stage shows and musicals.
  • Current musicals in development include Mrs. Doubtfire and The Devil Wears Prada. Broadway News says SVP Isaac Robert Hurwitz, senior vice president of Fox Stage Productions confirmed via telephone, that both shows would continue to move forward.
  • Kevin McCollum serves as the producer of both shows and has partnered with Fox’s theatrical division since 2013. Broadway News reached out to him for a comment, however Mr. McCollum had not responded at the of publication.
  • In addition to Hurwitz, Fox Stage Productions’ creative team included Connor Brockmeier, and Bob Cohen (Executive VP).
  • Hurwitz noted that neither he, Borckmeier, or Cohen will continue with the brand at Disney Theatrical. He said they were informed of this roughly two weeks ago. Broadway News says Disney Theatrical did not offer comment.
  • Hurwitz took over as senior vice president of the theatrical arm in 2015, after serving as a consultant beginning in

In the works:

  • The Mrs. Doubtfire musical, remains in development and recently held readings in New York. The show is expected to host its world premiere at Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre this fall. Jerry Zaks is serving as director.
  • As for The Devil Wears Prada, the production timeline has not been announced, however the show does have a creative team that includes, Elton John and Shaina Taub.
  • Finally, in 2017, Fox Theatrical announced a musical stage version of Working Girl, with Cyndi Lauper attached to write the score.
  • The show is still in the works, however, it has been licensed to Aged in the Woods Productions’ Robyn Goodman and Josh Fiedler. No production dates have been announced.  
 
 

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