Nominated for 11 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Tootise – A New Comedy Musical is rumoured to open in London’s West End soon.
The musical stage adaptation of the hit 1980’s film has received a 21st century makeover with a score by David Yazbek (The Band’s Visit, The Full Monty) and book by Robert Horn (13).
Originally starring Dustin Hoffman as a talented but volatile, out of work actor who assumes a female alter ego to land a job, the film was a financial and critical success winning three Golden Globes and nominated for ten Academy Awards.
Tootsie – A New Comedy Musical will be directed by Scott Ellis.
What's the story of Tootsie - A New Comedy Musical?
Talented but with an impossible reputation, out of work actor Michael Dorsey is willing to do anything for a job – even if it means playing way against type. When he 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.
Who are the creative team of Tootsie - A New Comedy Musical?
Directed by Scot Ellis with music by David Yazbek and 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 and sound design by Brian Ronan.