Tootsie to close on Broadway in January. London run planned.

Tootsie the musical is to close on 5 January 2020 at the Marquis Theatre on Broadway. Plans are underway to bring Tootsie the musical to London.

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Santino Fontana and cast in Tootsie on Broadway. Photo: Matthew Murphy

Based on the 1982 film starring Duston Hoffman, Tootsie the musical earned 11 Tony nominations, ultimately winning Best Leading Actor in a Musical for Fontana and Best Book for Robert Horn. Tootsie the musical also earned nominations for Best Musical, Best Score for composer David Yazbek, Best Choreography for Denis Jones among others, as well as nominations for Sarah Stiles, Lilli Cooper and Andy Grotelueschen.

Directed by Scott Ellis, Tootsie opened April 23 with Tony winner Santino Fontana starring as Michael Dorsey/Dorothy Michaels, Lilli Cooper as Julie Nichols, Sarah Stiles as Sandy Lester, John Behlmann as Max Von Horn, Andy Grotelueschen as Jeff Slater, Julie Halston as Rita Marshall, Michael McGrath as Stan Fields, and Reg Rogers as Ron Carlisle. Also in the cast were Sissy Bell, Barry Busby, Paula Leggett Chase, Britney Coleman, Leslie Donna Flesner, Jenifer Foote, John Arthur Greene, Drew King, Jeff Kready, Harris Milgrim, Adam Monley, Shina Ann Morris, James Moye, Katerina Papacostas, Nick Spangler, Diana Vaden, and Anthony Wayne.

Tootsie the musical on Broadway featured scenic design by David Rockwell, costume design by William Ivey Long, lighting design by Donald Holder, sound design by Brian Ronan, make-up design by Angelina Avallone, and hair and wig design by Paul Huntley. Casting is by Jim Carnahan, with music supervision by Andrea Grody and Dean Sharenow, vocal and incidental arrangements by Andrea Grody, dance arrangements by David Chase, orchestrations by Simon Hale, and music coordination by Dean Sharenow.

Tootsie the musical will start a national tour in Buffalo, New York in October 2020. Further stagings are planned for London, Australia, New Zealand, Tokyo and more.

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