Sunday, August 12, 2018

Broadway Bound Production Of Tootsie Finds A Home

Let's be honest. We all have our favorite films. I personally, have quite the list. Now my favorite movie of all time is "The Shawshank Redemption". Great movie right? After that, is "Mr. Holland's Opus", and coming in at third, is what I think is the greatest comedy of all time. Care to guess what it is theatre fans?

That's right. It's none other than Tootsie. Released in late 1982, and nominated for ten Academy Awards including Best Picture of the Year, Tootsie starred Academy Award winner Dustin Hoffman as the talented, yet neurotic actor Michael Dorsey, who transforms himself into actress Dorothy Michaels. Now here we are thirty-six years later, and my favorite comedy of all time is headed to the Broadway stage.

Santino Fontana and Dustin Hoffman in <i>Tootsie</i>
Well not right away. First, it is making a pit stop at the Cadillac Theatre in Chicago from September 11 thru October 19. Previews for the Broadway production are set to begin a the Marquis Theatre on March 29, 2019, with opening night scheduled for April 23.

Directed by eight-time Tony Award nominee Scott Ellis (She Loves Me, 1776, You Can't Take It With You), and choreographed by Tony Award nominee Denis Jones (Holiday Inn, Honeymoon In Vegas), Tootsie stars Tony Award nominee Santino Fontana as Michael Dorsey/Dorothy Michaels, Lily Cooper as Julia Nichols (SpongeBob SquarePants), Sarah Stiles as Sandy Lester, John Behlmann as Max Van Horn, Andy Grotelueschen as Jeff Slater, Julie Halston as Rita Marshall, Tony Award winner Michael McGrath as Stan Fields, and Reg Rogers as Ron Carlisle.

Tickets for the Chicago engagement are now on sale, with tickets for the Broadway production scheduled to go on sale in the coming months. Check back here for further updates. Get your tickets to see Tootsie at the Cadillac Theatre, and at the Marquis Theatre on Broadway next Spring. I can't wait. Until next time theatre fans.

JWB
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