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BWW Review: Funny But Flawed TOOTSIE Musical Adaptation Sashays Into OC's Segerstrom Center
by Michael Quintos - Jun 8, 2022

What did our critic think of Tootsie in Costa Mesa? Despite a still problematic central premise, the non-equity national tour of the stage adaptation of TOOTSIE---now playing at Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa through June 12, 2022---is, for the most part, a funny but flawed musical sprinkled with lots of funny lines, rapid-fire humor, and amusing shenanigans.

BWW Review: TOOTSIE Closes the Season at Broadway Sacramento
by Courtney Symes - May 18, 2022

Broadway Sacramento is closing out their 2022 Broadway on Tour season with the first national tour of Tootsie.  Based on the 1982 film of the same name, Tootsie features music and lyrics by David Yazbek (The Band’s Visit, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels) and a Tony Award-winning book by Robert Horn.  Rolling Stone called it “musical comedy heaven” and they’re not wrong.   Easily the funniest show of the season, Tootsie is full of one-liners, sarcastic wit, and self-deprecating humor. 

BWW Review: TOOTSIE THE MUSICAL at San Diego Civic Theatre
by E.H. Reiter - Apr 14, 2022

Read our critic's review. TOOTSIE  the musical brings an old-fashioned musical to life based on the movie of the same name from 1982.  The show offers up a talented cast, physical comedy, and some updates to the story, but can’t fully disguise a problematic premise under comedy, costumes, and choreography.  TOOTSIE is playing at the San Diego Civic Theatre through Sunday, April 17th,

BWW Interview: Lukas James Miller talks about bringing TOOTSIE THE MUSICAL to the San Diego Civic Theatre
by E.H. Reiter - Apr 11, 2022

TOOTSIE  the musical is bringing the hijinks from the 1982 hit movie (with some modern updates) to the stage.  Playing at the San Diego Civic Theatre from Tuesday, April 11th to Sunday, April 17th, Lukas James Miller brings a new character to the show, Max Van Horn.  Miller talks about the show, and his character, and warns that you may laugh so much you can skip your ab workout.

BWW Review: TOOTSIE at The Orpheum Theatre Memphis
by AniKatrina Fageol - Feb 16, 2022

Tootsie is a new musical based on the 1982 film starring Dustin Hoffman. The story follows Michael Dorsey ('Is he an actor? Yes, of course, he is. Is he successful? Yes, of course, he's not') and the opening number immediately makes his rotten reputation evident and known.

BWW Review: TOOTSIE at Fox Theater
by Jennifer Skura Boutell - Feb 6, 2022

A New Musical About Making a New Musical #TootsieATL #BroadwayAtlanta #atthefox

BWW Review: TOOTSIE at The National Theatre
by David Friscic - Dec 9, 2021

The musical Tootsie, now playing at the National Theater in Washington, DC, has exceptionally good intentions and flashes of show-biz brio but it tries to do too many disparate things at once. Of course, the cultural zeitgeist of the brilliant film is pervasive in the “mind’s eye” but that should ideally be of little concern with a musical that veers into making differing choices appropriate for the stage.

BWW Review: What's Gonna Happen is a Hilarious Time: TOOTSIE at the Hippodrome
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Dec 1, 2021

In the oft-repeated words of the character Sandy, sung in a hilarious patter-fest at strategic points in the musical of Tootsie, playing this week only at the Hippodrome, 'I know what's going to happen.' What's going to happen is that you will attend the show and have an uproarious good time.

PHOTO/VIDEO: Get A First Look At TOOTSIE On Tour
by Alan Henry - Oct 28, 2021

Get a first look at the non-equity national tour of Tootsie in all new photos and videos! The cast includes Drew Becker as Michael Dorsey, Ashley Alexandra as Julie Nichols, Payton Reilly as Sandy Lester, Lukas James Miller as Max Von Horn, Jared David Michael Grant as Jeff Slater, Kathy Halenda as Rita Marshall, Steve Brustien as Stan Fields, and Adam du Plessis as Ron Carlisle.

BWW Interview: For the Ladies That Make up the Band of Signature Theatre's GIRLFRIEND, Life Truly Rocks
by Elliot Lanes - Jun 5, 2018

Nowadays, when you go a musical on Broadway or elsewhere, chances are the orchestra isn't in full view. Gone are the days when you were able to look in the orchestra pit and see the musicians. For all you know, they could be playing in a totally different room.

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