Flying Out On Tour
After wowing critics and audiences on Broadway, the eleven-time Tony-nominated Tootsie is heading out on its first national tour! Adapted from the 1980's film, Tootsie features original music by Tony Award winner David Yazbeck (The Band's Visit) and a book by Tony nominee Robert Horn. This brand new musical comedy follows one failing actor whose terrible behavior sees him take on a larger than life new personality to start a fresh...
A financial and critical success when it opened back in '82, the movie went on to receive ten Academy-Award nominations, with the top acting prize heading to Jessica Lange. Described in turns as 'Not your grandmother's Tootsie' (Director Scott Ellis) and a 'Bouncy musical (that) turns the story into a full-on satire of the narcissistic male ego' (Variety), it looks as if Tootsie is ready to take on the 21st Century with aplomb.
WHAT IS TOOTSIE ABOUT?
When obsessive perfectionist Michael is fired from a Broadway gig due to his proclivities, he decides that change is necessary - even if it means his gender. Taking to drag to pass himself off as the glamorous 'Dorothy', he soon lands a new job. But watch out Broadway, makeup and clothes are no match for this ego!