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'Tootsie' Rolls to Broadway

Musical adaptation opens next April


A musical based on the hit 1982 movie "Tootsie" will open on Broadway next spring.

Previews begin March 29, 2019 at the Marquis Theatre in New York. Opening night is April 23.

Tickets go on sale October 1.

Santonio Fontana will star as Michael Dorsey, the actor who pretends to be an actress named Dorothy Michaels so he can join the cast of a TV soap opera.

Dustin Hoffman earned a Best Actor Oscar nomination for the dual role in "Tootsie," a romantic comedy that co-starred Jessica Lange, Bill Murray and Teri Garr.

Fontana, 36, was the voice of Prince Hans in Disney's animated 2013 blockbuster "Frozen" and two years later co-starred in the first season of the CW series "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend."

The original "Tootsie," directed by Sydney Pollack, was nominated for 10 Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Original Song ("It Might Be You," sung by Stephen Bishop). Lange was the only winner, for Best Supporting Actress.

"Tootsie's" march to Broadway will begin this fall with a one-month run at the Cadillac Palace Theatre in Chicago, from September 11 through October 14.

Source: Columbia Pictures