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April 29, 2019

Tootsie - Marquis Theatre Broadway

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Tootsie, the new comedy musical based on the story by Don McGuire and Larry Gelbart and the Columbia Pictures film that starred Dustin Hoffman is now playing at the Marquis Theatre, Broadway.

Tootsie tickets Broadway

Dorothy Michaels is the biggest sensation to hit Broadway in years. She’s talented, outspoken, and an inspiration to everyone around her. In fact, she’s too good to be true. Because squeezed into Dorothy’s sensible pumps is actually Michael Dorsey, an out-of-work actor willing to do anything for a job — even if it means playing way against type. Now, as audiences fall for Dorothy and Michael starts to fall for the woman of his dreams, he's learning that the hardest part of show business 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-TV). Don’t miss this “outrageously funny” (Time Out) new production featuring a score by Tony winner David Yazbek (The Band’s Visit, The Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels), a book by Robert Horn, choreography by Tony nominee Denis Jones, and direction by eight-time Tony nominee and Olivier Award winner Scott Ellis.

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TOOTSIE THE MUSICAL BROADWAY CRITICS SUMMARY Comedy rarely flows as smoothly as it does here. The secret is more than the book; it's the songs. Mr. Yazbek is one of the few composer-lyricists working today who can set jokes to music and make them pay. The most obvious instance in "Tootsie" is "What's Gonna Happen," a showstopping patter number for Michael's ex-girlfriend, the neurotic Sandy (Sarah Stiles). In a tumble of words reminiscent of "Model Behavior" from Mr. Yazbek's underrated score for "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown," she goes well past that verge. Jesse Green, New York Times The most glorious words in the English language, the director of the show-within-a-show in 42nd Street once declared, are musical comedy. But few musicals on Broadway these days live up to the second part of that term: They evoke fond chuckles of appreciation, but they don't suck the laughs from your belly. Enter Tootsie, all dolled up in a red sequined gown, to drag out the real comic goods. Let other shows mope or brood or inspire, as some of them do very well. This one is out to give you a good time, and that's just what it does. Tootsie rocks. Tootsie rolls. Tootsie pops. Adam Feldman, Time Out New York Back to Broadway page

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Covent Garden
London WC2N 4AA

The British Theatre website has been established to celebrate the rich and diverse theatrical culture of the United Kingdom.  Our ethos revolves around encouraging and nurturing the performing arts in all its forms. The spirit of theatre is very much alive and the British Theatre website is at the forefront of delivering news and information to audiences and enthusiasts everywhere. Our team of theatre journalists and reviewers are working hard to cover productions and news.


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