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Broadway’s Tootsie Musical Announces Lottery and General Rush Policy

Santino Fontana, Lilli Cooper, and more star in the production.

Beginning on March 29, the new comedy musical Tootsie will have a limited number of $42 general rush tickets available at the Marquis Theatre box office when it opens for the day’s performances.

Limited to two tickets per person, tickets are subject to availability. Cash and major credit cards are accepted. In addition, the show will launch a digital lottery on March 29.

Directed by Scott Ellis, Tootsie features an original score by Tony winner David Yazbek, a book by Robert Horn, choreography by Denis Jones, and musical direction by Andrea Grody. The musical begins performances March 29 at the Marquis Theatre, with opening set for April 23.

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. The company is led by Santino Fontana as Michael Dorsey, Lilli Cooper as Julie Nichols, Sarah Stiles as Sandy Lester, John Behlmann as Max Van Horn, Andy Grotelueschen as Jeff Slater, Julie Halston as Rita Marshall, Michael McGrath as Stan Fields, and Reg Rogers as Ron Carlisle.

Rounding out the company are 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.

The design team included scenic design by David Rockwell, costume design by William Ivey Long, lighting design by Donald Holder, sound design by Brian Ronan, hair and wig design by Paul Huntley, make-up design by Angelina Avallone.

Santino Fontana, Lilli Cooper, and more star in the production.

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Tootsie Summary

    Show Status: Closed Genre: Musical Tootsie is 2 hours and 35 minutes long, including an intermission of 15 minutes 8 Shows per week Previews Began: March 29, 2019 Show Opened: April 23, 2019 Show Closed: January 5, 2020

Based on the hit 1982 film of the same name, Tootsie is the story of the lengths a man will go to get an acting job and the things he discovers about himself

Tootsie on Broadway Background

The struggling actor Michael Dorsey cannot get an acting job. After his agent repeatedly reprimands him for being difficult to work with he finally admits that no one will hire him due to his unbearable reputation. After months of unemployment Michael is desperate for work and dresses in drag and adopts the persona “Dorothy Michaels” to audition for a popular daytime soap opera.

The film Tootsie, starring Dustin Hoffman, was a box office sensation and was nominated for ten Academy Awards. The movie was adapted for the stage by Robert Horn (13, Dame Edna: Back with a Vengeance) with music and lyrics by Tony winner David Yazbek (The Band’s Visit, Fish in the Dark). The musical made its world premiere at Chicago’s Cadillac Palace Theatre in fall 2018.

Tony Award nominee Santino Fontana (Frozen, “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Hello Dolly!) headlines the Broadway show as Michael. Tony nominee Sarah Stiles (Hand to God, The 25th Annual Putnam Country Spelling Bee) joins the cast as Sandy. Eight-time Tony Award nominee and Olivier Award winner Scott Ellis (She Loves Me, You Can’t Take It with You, The Elephant Man) directs the show. The musical features choreography by Denis Jones (Holiday Inn, Honeymoon in Vegas) and musical direction by Andrea Grody (The Band’s Visit, As You Like It).

What’s Tootsie Like?

The casting agents comically fail to notice that “Dorothy Michaels” is in fact a man and hires Dorothy to play a hospital administrator on the daytime soap opera. The role is written as just another love interest on the show. Michael hopes that this role will pay enough money to finally produce the play written by his roommate and to star his friend turned lover, Sandy. Michael, never one to be unmemorable, decides to make his character a spunky feminist. The character becomes a household name and Michael must figure out how to get himself out of his newfound stardom with anyone discovering his true identity. Michael’s love life becomes particularly messy as he hides his double life from Sandy while using Dorothy’s popularity to try and get him dates with other women.

Based on the hit 1982 film of the same name, Tootsie is the story of the lengths a man will go to get an acting job and the things he discovers about himself ]]>