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Dorothy Michaels is the biggest sensation to hit Broadway in years. She’s talented, outspoken, and an inspiration to everyone around her. In fact, she’s quite literally too good to be true. Because squeezed into Dorothy’s sensible size-12 pumps is actually Michael Dorsey, an out-of-work actor willing to do anything for a job—even if it means playing way against type. Now, 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’s keeping up the act. A new comedy musical based on the film of the same title.


Marquis Theatre


April 23, 2019


Scott Sanders, Carol Fineman, Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield, Columbia Live Stage, Sally Horchow, James L. Nederlander, Benjamin Lowy, Cindy and Jay Gutterman/Marlene and Gary Cohen, Judith Ann Abrams Productions, Robert Greenblatt, Stephanie P. McClelland, Candy Spelling, Jam Theatricals, Roy Furman, Michael Harrison/David Ian, Jamie deRoy/Catherine Adler/Wendy Federman/Heni Koenigsberg, JAA Productions/Stella LaRue/Silva Theatrical Group, Toho Co. Ltd., Jonathan Littman, Peter May, Janet and Marvin Rosen, Seriff Productions, Iris Smith, Bob Boyett Thomas L. Miller, Larry J. Kroll/Douglas L. Meyer, Victoria Lang/Scott Mauro, Brunish/Caiola/Fuld, Jr./Epic Theatricals, Ted Liebowitz/Lassen Blume Baldwin, The John Gore Organization, Ronald Frankel, Char-Park Productions, Chris and Ashlee Clarke, Fakston Productions, The Woodland Hills Broadway Group, 2 Js and an A. Inc., Tom McGrath/, Drew Hodges and Peter Kukielski, Jim Fantaci, Frederike and Bill Hecht, Brad Lamm, Independent Presenters Network


Tootsie features an original score by David Yazbek, the Tony Awards-winning composer/lyricist of The Band’s Visit.

The original 1982 film has been selected for preservation in the National Film Registry. Whereas in the movie Dorothy Michaels becomes the star of a popular daytime soap opera, the stage adaptation elevates Michaels to—where else?—Broadway, to star in a musical.


The musical played an out-of-town tryout at the Cadillac Palace Theatre in Chicago in the fall of 2018.