Oscar- and Tony-winning composer Alan Menken has revealed that he's currently at work on a musical adaptation of the 1993 comedy Mrs. Doubtfire, which starred Robin Williams as Daniel Hillard, who impersonates an elderly female housekeeper in order to spend time with his children after his divorce.
"It's going very well, it's in its early stages, and that's probably all I can say," Menken tells EWduring an interview about his music for ABC's Galavant. "We're really enjoying working on it."
Best known for Disney musicals such as The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast, Menken is joined on the Mrs. Doubtfire project by Tony winner David Zippel, who is writing the lyrics, and Tony winner Harvey Fierstein, who is writing the book.
Fierstein, who wrote the books for the Broadway musicals La Cage aux Folles, Kinky Boots, and the Menken-scored Newsies, appeared in the Mrs. Doubtfire movie as Frank, Daniel's gay brother and the man behind the drag makeover.
Williams famously voiced the Genie in the animated Disney feature Aladdin, which Menken also scored. The comedian and LGBT ally was found dead in his home last year. A sequel to Mrs. Doubtfire was in the works prior to his death.