- “Can-you-top-this hilarity. Santino Fontana is simply brilliant. This will be the must-see musical comedy of the season. Box office smash is written all over Tootsie. I laughed my mascara off.” -ABC7 Chicago’s Janet Davies
- “Drag yourself to the theatre and see the best new musical to hit Chicago in years. Before Broadway brags about Tootsie, you should be! See it today.Tootsie is all dressed up with music, laughs andunforgettable performances.” -Windy City LIVE’s Hank Mendheim
- “Tootsie brings the sharpest, funniest, most clever writing to the stage since “The Producers.” Every line written by Robert Horn earns its laugh, yet moments later, the underlying layer of humor hits you and you laugh all over again.” -Comcast, Paul Lisnek (host, “Backstage,” Comcast Network; Host, “Behind the Curtain,” WGN Radio’s WGNPlus
- 4 Stars. “The Broadway-bound musical Tootsie, directed by Scott Ellis
and starring the magnificent Santino Fontana, is nothing less than a delight. The story of diva actor Michael Dorsey and his alter ego Dorothy Michaels may not win any awards for wokeness, it has been tweaked with a modern sensibility that gives it license to do what Tootsie does best: be outrageously funny.” –TimeOut Chicago
“Oh, ‘TOOTSIE.’ I was wondering what would be a top contender at next year’s Tony’s and, to borrow a line from the original film’s Oscar-nominated song, something’s telling me it might be you.” –BroadwayWorld
“Rarely, if ever, does a pre-Broadway musical come out of the gate ready to roll to the Big Apple, but if opening night at Chicago’s Cadillac Palace Theatre was any indication, ‘Tootsie’ is basically right on target.” –Chicago Concert Reviews
“With an outrageously funny script, vibrant score and wonderfully quirky cast, “Tootsie” is currently running in Chicago before moving to Broadway in the spring. Santino Fontana (“Frozen”) does a phenomenal job playing the self-centered Michael as well as the shining diva that is Dorothy. His vocal ability to inhabit both of his characters so perfectly is astonishing.” –The Torch
The musical adaptation of Tootsie made its debut last fall in Chicago. Arriving on Broadway in March 2019, People Magazine says it’s, “The most anticipated Broadway musical of the year.”
TOOTSIE is 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. Starring Tony® nominee Santino Fontana (Cinderella, Frozen), this new production features a score by Tony winner David Yazbek (The Band’s Visit, The Full Monty), a book by Robert Horn (13, Dame Edna Back with a Vengeance), choreography by Tony nominee Denis Jones (Holiday Inn, Honeymoon in Vegas), and direction by eight-time Tony nominee and Olivier Award winner Scott Ellis (She Loves Me, On The Twentieth Century).
Performances at the Marquis Theatre, 201 West 46th Street, NYC with previews starting March 29, 2019 and Opening Night on April 23, 2019. For more information and to purchase tickets, please click here.