Tootsie on Broadway
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Dorothy Michaels is the biggest sensation to hit Broadway in years. She’s talented, outspoken, and a total inspiration. In fact, she’s literally too good to be true. Because squeezed into her sensible size-12 pumps is actually Michael Dorsey, an out-of-work actor willing to do anything for a job. Now, as audiences fall for Dorothy and Michael starts to fall for the woman of his dreams, he's learning the hardest part of showbiz isn’t getting to the top… it’s keeping up the act.
Starring Tony® nominee Santino Fontana, TOOTSIE is “the must-see musical comedy of the season!” (ABC). Don’t miss this new production featuring a score by Tony winner David Yazbek (The Band’s Visit) a book by Robert Horn, choreography by Tony nominee Denis Jones, and direction by Olivier Award winner Scott Ellis.
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Some people would do anything to land a job. For struggling actor Michael Dorsey, that means becoming Dorothy Michaels, a new persona entirely — gender and all. The musical adaptation of the 1982 film “Tootsie,” starring Dustin Hoffman, casts Tony Award nominee Santino Fontana in the lead role, a man who is so fed up with Off-Broadway casting directors that he takes on a new type entirely. But things get even more complicated for Michael when he starts to fall for his costar, Julie (Lilli Cooper) — as Dorothy! And Dorothy has a few male admirers of her own.
In the new stage adaptation, featuring a score by “The Band’s Visit” Tony winner David Yazbek and a fresh book by Robert Horn that brings the story straight into 2018, “Tootsie” swaps the world of daytime soap operas for theater itself. As director Scott Ellis explains: “This is 100% not your grandfather’s ‘Tootsie.’”
What To Watch For
- The 1982 film grossed over $177 million at the box office, making it the second highest-grossing movie of that year after “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.”
- The film was nominated for 10 Oscars, including Best Picture.
- Leading man, Santino Fontana, was born the same year the film “Tootsie” was released.
- Playing the role of a man who tries to pass as a woman, Santino Fontana is constantly waxing all of his body hair and says the upkeep is a “nightmare.”
2hr 35min (incl. intermission)