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Tootsie

Coming To London Soon!

The laugh-out-loud funniest musical of the Broadway season. Yes it's another tune-filled spin on a hit movie...but this one is actually good

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Why See Tootsie?

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Dates and venue to be announced

Official dates and venue for this production are still to be announced. We'll update this webpage as soon as we know what they are.

West End Transfer

After wowing both the audiences and critics on Broadway, the eleven-time Tony-nominated musical Tootsie is on its way to London! 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!

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Dates

Previews from: 1 September 2020

Opening night: 1 September 2020

And before you stop reading

Please note that the images used are from the original Broadway production and may not reflect the cast in the London production. 

Cast and Creative

Cast

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Creative

Directed by Scott Ellis
Music and lyrics by David Yazbek
Book by Robert Horn
Choreography by Denis Jones
Musical direction by Andrea Grody
Set by David Rockwell
Costumes by William Ivey Long
Lighting by Donald Holder
Sound design by Brian Ronan

Awards

Tony Awards, 2019 - Wins

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical - Santino Fontana
Best Book of a Musical - Robert Horn

Tony Awards, 2019 - Nominations

Best New Musical
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical - Santino Fontana
Best Book of a Musical - Robert Horn
Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre - David Yazbek
Best Direction of a Musical - Scott Ellis
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical - Andy Grotelueschen
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical - Lilli Cooper
Best Choreography - Denis Jones
Best Orchestrations - Simon Hale
Best Costume Design of a Musical - William Ivey Long

Drama Desk Awards, 2019 - Wins

Outstanding Actor in a Musical - Santino Fontana
Outstanding Music
Outstanding Lyrics
Outstanding Book of a Musical

What we thought

FUN Fabulous fierce

This is a classic musical comedy with laugh-a-minute dialogue, you can't go wrong.

This review is about the original Broadway production. Keep your eyes peeled for our West End review when Tootsie opens in London!

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Nicola Quinn

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