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Wake Up With BWW 3/29: TOOTSIE Begins Broadway Previews & More!

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Wake Up With BWW 3/29:  TOOTSIE Begins Broadway Previews & More!
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Today's Call Sheet: Previews begin tonight for Tootsie on Broadway!

The world premiere comedy musical Tootsietells the story of a talented but difficult actor who struggles to find work until one show-stopping act of desperation lands him the role of a lifetime - as the star of a new Broadway musical.

TOOTSIE features an original score by Tony Award-winner David Yazbek (The Band's Visit, The Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels), a book by Robert Horn (13; Dame Edna, Back with a Vengeance), choreography by Tony Award nominee Denis Jones (Holiday Inn, Honeymoon in Vegas), and music direction by Andrea Grody (The Band's Visit). Tootsie will be directed by eight-time Tony Award nominee and Olivier Award winner Scott Ellis (She Loves Me, On the Twentieth Century).

The company is led by Tony Award nominee Santino Fontana as Michael Dorsey, Lilli Cooper as Julie Nichols, Tony Award nomineeSARAH STILES as Sandy Lester, John Behlmann as Max Van Horn, Andy Grotelueschen as Jeff Slater, Julie Halston as Rita Marshall, Tony Award winner Michael McGrath as Stan Fields, and Tony Award nominee Reg Rogers as Ron Carlisle.

BWW Exclusive: Adrienne Warren Belts Out 'What's Love Got to Do with It?' on TINA - THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL Cast Recording

TINA - THE Tina TURNER MUSICAL (Original London Cast Recording) is released by Ghostlight Records for digital download and streaming today, March 29. Check out an exclusive track below!

What we're geeking out over: Alex Brightman's vocal cords!

Alex Brightman, shared an inside (no, really) look at the vocal technique behind the iconic growl that will help bring his garish ghoul to life eight times a week. In some medical footage shared by Christine Estes, vocal therapist at The Sean Parker Institute for the Voice, Alex demonstrates healthy ventricular fold phonation, a technique which enables the actor to perform Beetlejuice's signature snarl while keeping his voice in tip top shape.

What we're watching: Danny Burstein Up Close in 'Get Me To the Church on Time'

There's nothing like a big Broadway dance number, and seeing one from multiple angles only increases the magic! Below, watch My Fair Lady star Danny Burstein as he performs his big Act 2 number, "Get Me to the Church on Time" from cameras on stage, in the orchestra pit and more!

See you bright and early tomorrow, BroadwayWorld!

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