Tootsie Review, Pics, Video

In Tootsie the movie, Michael Dorsey, an actor desperate to be cast in anything, auditions disguised as a woman he names Dorothy Michaels, and lands a role as a female hospital administrator on a soap opera, with ever increasing comic complications. In the musical, the silly soap opera becomes….a bad musical….The collective Broadway savvy of cast and creative team…produces entertainment full of what most people expect from a romantic musical comedy on Broadway – wonderful comic performances, beautiful singing, lively dancing, some heartfelt moments, some razzmatazz.
Yet, in attempting to update a story that was very much of its time, Tootsie the musical winds up with a show that is more awkward than it surely wants to be, and that says less than it apparently wants to say.

Full review on DC Theatre Scene

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Author: New York Theater

Jonathan Mandell is a 3rd generation NYC journalist, who sees shows, reads plays, writes reviews and sometimes talks with people.

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