The world premiere comedy musical, TOOTSIE, tells the story of a talented but difficult actor who struggles to find work until an audacious, desperate stunt lands him the role of a lifetime.
TOOTSIE will play a pre-Broadway engagement this fall at the Cadillac Palace Theatre TOOTSIE will go to Broadway in spring 2019.
TOOTSIE will star Tony Award nominee SANTINO FONTANA as struggling actor Michael Dorsey. Santino is well known to TV and film audiences for his role as Greg on “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” and for providing the voice to the villainous ‘Prince Hans’ in the blockbuster animated film, Frozen. His many Broadway credits include his Tony-nominated performance in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Billy Elliot, Sunday in the Park with George, and Brighton Beach Memoirs.
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Recommended for ages 8 and up.
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Broadway In Chicago was created in July 2000 and, over the past 16 years, has grown to be one of the largest commercial touring homes in the country. A Nederlander Company, Broadway In Chicago lights up the Chicago Theater District entertaining well over 1.7 million people annually. Broadway In Chicago presents a full range of entertainment, including musicals and plays, on the stages of five of the finest theatres in Chicago’s Loop: The PrivateBank Theatre, Oriental Theatre, Cadillac Palace Theatre, the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University and just off the Magnificent Mile, the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place. Broadway In Chicago is best known for attracting pre-Broadway productions, highlights of those include The Producers, Spamalot, Movin' Out, The Addams Family, Kinky Boots and Big Fish, as well as long-run engagements including Wicked, Disney’s The Lion King, and Billy Elliott the Musical to name a few.