2019 Tony Award winner Santino Fontana stars as a talented, but difficult-to-work-with actor who will do anything to land the role of a lifetime, including adopting a new female persona in this new musical comedy. More…
When Michael Dorsey disguises himself as an outspoken actress named Dorothy Michaels, he defies all odds to become a Broadway sensation. But 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.
Based on the hit 1982 film, 'Tootsie' stars features a score by Tony winner David Yazbek ('The Band’s Visit,' 'The Full Monty'), and direction by eight-time Tony nominee and Olivier Award winner Scott Ellis ('She Loves Me,' 'On The Twentieth Century').
See it if you love musicals. Fun update of movie w jokes galore (some fresh/some stale) and lots of songs (some clever/some clunkers). Gr staging.
Don't see it if you want to leave humming. But you'll feel entertained. Drags in places (some dull songs) and "I'm crazy" songs for two female leads. Ugh.
See it if You want a funny show with a great book and performances but songs that while they serve the production are completely forgettable.
Don't see it if You’re looking for serious drama. This is a comedy and it doesn’t pretend to be anything more than that.
See it if If you want a very funny musicsl with good acting, sets, the whole thing is done well.
Don't see it if Plot you can drive a truck through. a little silly. If you want a more seious musical
See it if Many funny moments and one-liners, especially in Act 1. Great staging. Crisp propulsive music. Lots of comic stage presence.
Don't see it if Despite coming up-to-date as best possible, it still didn't fit today's world, and made me feel awkward. Predictable apologetic ending.
See it if u want an unabashedly old-fashioned musical (& very funny send-up of NY theater) w/a great cast, clever book & decent score that never drags
Don't see it if u expect a rehash of the movie [Familiarity w/the film is not a prerequisite, btw]; ur not in the mood for some witty, playful jocularity.
See it if Fontana brilliant. Great dancing, Lighting super.Lilly Cooper a find who has been hiding for ages.
Don't see it if Big theater but sight lines on target, Gender problems dated.
See it if you want to see what it looks like when EXTREMELY talented people all put their effort into a project that is deeply problematic.
Don't see it if you don't want to see a "musical comedy" take on a subject that requires a lot more nuance in 2019.
See it if you’re interested in seeing halfway decent cruise ship entertainment on a Broadway stage.
Don't see it if you like memorable scores or shows with a strong moral that isn’t trivialized or treated as an afterthought.
See it if You’re yearning for a well-written musical comedy with a great book, score, & cast that feels both modern and classic at the same time.
Don't see it if You hate fluffy musicals that try to have some substance when it’s mainly there to entertain the masses.
See it if you would like an evening of laughter and giggles; cast is great; Fontana is brilliant and has both roles down to a t.
Don't see it if The book is terrific/lyrics are great, the music is pedestrian; second act could cut a song or two; most importantly, go have fun and LOL.
See it if you want to see a classic film from the 1980's turned into a mediocre musical.
Don't see it if you are looking for something original in a musical. Tootsie does not date well from screen to stage. It is overlong, needs cutting.
See it if you want to see a funny show with a very talented cast. The songs fit their characters well, but none were stand-outs. The book is clever.
Don't see it if you don't like musicals, if the F-word offends you, if you didn't like the movie.
Also The entire cast is top-notch. I laughed more than I expected to.
See it if you liked the movie, if you like big brassy musicals.This one is very well done.Acting is first rate.Choreography is terrific.A fun night!
Don't see it if you want small, intimate dramas.This musical has a point to make, but mainly it's just fun, filled with very talented people.
See it if Tuneful revamp of the film. Nice staging and choreography. Santino Fontana stars. Halston, Behlmann, Cooper and Grotelueschen are all fine
Don't see it if The whole concept is updated but still kinda creepy and prone to lameness.
See it if A terrific book improves on the source material. Terrific cast. Nice tunes. Sarah Stiles reminds me of a young Bernadette Peters.
Don't see it if If you're very attached to the movie, you might not like the changes they made. The tunes were nice, not great.
See it if you love a good old Broadway show with great voices, lyrics, costumes, dancing and THE BEST barrage of one-liners. Many outstanding perfs
Don't see it if you need a great score, it's weak compared to the production values of the show.
See it if You liked the movie (the plot is pretty faithful to the movie) or if you enjoy light comedies with interesting characters.
Don't see it if You do not enjoy comedies or do not particularly like musicals or did not like the movie. If making light of cross-dressing will offend you.
See it if you crave a fun evening watching an incredible cast - entertainment at its best.
Don't see it if you're an intellectual expecting a nuanced and sophisticated plot. This is Broadway - geared to entertainment and fun.
See it if you’d enjoy a somewhat outdated & unnecessary show that is nonetheless well-performed & has some laughs. Sarah Stiles steals the show.
Don't see it if you would wonder why this mess of a book was an awards season darling. I did wonder. I wondered a lot.
See it if You enjoy fun - this show is fun and has a great update given the timing of this show now in our culture. Entire cast is great.
Don't see it if You're looking for super deep drama.
See it if you don’t mind a likable, funny, yet unsurprising show about an obnoxious male actor who learns humility after pretending to be a woman.
Don't see it if you need newer musicals to work in sociopolitical commentary with greater subtly—or to have catchy songs. This would've been a better play.
See it if You want to see Santino Fontana give a fabulous performance. A less politically insensitive Tootsie reworked for stage. Funny. Just funny.
Don't see it if you are looking for great chemistry between the leads, or great music. One of Yazbek's weaker score. However, a fun and funny evening.
See it if Cocky cis white male can't get hired so he pretends to be a woman and realizes it's tough to be a woman. Really funny jokes, ok songs.
Don't see it if Fake feminism (he superficially gets it, but not really; females don't get much story / real lines), recycled potentially outdated material.