This new musical comedy tells the story of a talented, but difficult-to-work-with actor who will do anything to land the role of a lifetime—including adopting a new persona as Dorothy Michaels. More…
Based on the hit 1982 film, 'Tootsie' stars Tony nominee Santino Fontana ('Cinderella,' 'Frozen'), and 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'). The production is scheduled to come to Broadway in the spring of 2019.
See it if you love the bones of Tootsie -Santino Fontana's audition number is a showstopper. He's wonderful! Supporting cast was good.
Don't see it if It gives up some of the best film moments, but it's still a great farce. The play moves the action to a "Musical" instead of a Soap Opera
See it if you love laughing out loud and must see some of the best performances on Broadway this season. Tony award here they come!
Don't see it if you are a curmudgeon or ill tempered and hate to laugh.
See it if u want a solid show w/Fontana pulling off a challenging derring-do, Behlmann & stomach being first-rate hilarious, and everyone else grand.
Don't see it if u want songs that u'll be singing 4 decades. And is a straight man in drag outrageous in this RuPaul nation? Uncle Miltie got away with it.
See it if you loved “Tootsie,” the film, but want to see how something can be successfully re-imagined for the stage. This is surprisingly funny.
Don't see it if you like stage adaptations where the film is literally transferred to the stage, word for word. This approach never works.
See it if you want a cast that has fantastic chemistry, a show that's timely without being heavy-handed, is laugh-out-loud funny, and well-paced.
Don't see it if you want a show that has a large number of full-cast/ensemble musical numbers, you don't like shows that are more meta.
See it if (This is NYC)If you love traditional, big, splashy Broadway musicals. A real overture and a real entre acte. Great dancing!
Don't see it if You are looking for something edgy or thought-provoking. Also, it's a little over-miced, so don't go with a headache! It's 30 min too long.
See it if You like a light hearted musical that carries the spirit of the original film while still managing to offer some commentary on gender
Don't see it if it felt a bit uneven, but this was previews so I'd cut it some slack. It's a bit more heavy handed than the film, but I liked that
See it if You want a light hearted and fun show to keep yourself entertained! The performance and energy was great
Don't see it if You are tired and can’t pay attention to the lyrics of the songs.
See it if You've seen the classic movie...but also if you haven't. This show is inspired by the 1982 film but is a powerhouse production on its own!
Don't see it if You've seen the movie and dislike the premise.
See it if You want a masterful night at the theatre. Impressive production in all ways. Standout sets, voices, action, coreography, music A MUST SEE!
Don't see it if You don't like the movie
See it if You want to have a great night on the theatre. Want to laugh a lot, and see incredible performances. And want to listen to great music.
Don't see it if You are a grumpy old dude
See it if you like Santino Fontana. He's the best part of the show.
Don't see it if you are looking for romance. Dorothy's suitor is now a young actor, played unbelievably and only for laughs. And Michael's story is dull
See it if you enjoyed the film "Tootsie" and/or if you are looking for a fun, entertaining musical.
Don't see it if you don't live in or are visiting Chicago. This is a good show, but it's still being developed. I'd recommend waiting until it comes to NYC.
See it if You like new shows with witty dialogue and well sung songs. (Genuinely laugh out loud funny as well) You like Santino Fontana.
Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with drag and cursing. You expect to hear the music from the movie.
See it if like a good musical comedy with great acting and singing from the whole cast, clever lyrics, and hilarious adjustments to the movie script.
Don't see it if you cannot stand any changes to the original movie, or you insist that a hummable tune is the only standard for good score of a musical.