How Many Seconds Is Santino Fontanas Fastest Quick Change in Tootsie? – Playbill.com
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Tootsie, with Santino Fontana, gets all dressed up for Broadway: EW review
Upon opening at the Marquis Theatre April 23, Tootsie became part of a time-honored theatre narrative: the show-within-a-show. Playbill greeted the creative team and cast during the afterparty celebration at Pier 60. (Watch the video below.)
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Tootsie on Broadway review: So much fun
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A scene when Michael tells his roommate (Andy Grotelueschen) that he got the part is characteristic of Tootsies two-steps-forward, one-step-back attempts to wrest the story into the present. At a time when women are literally clutching their power back from between the legs of men, you have the audacity to take a job away from one by perpetrating one? his friend asks. The next question is how Michaels ex-girlfriend (a scene-stealing Sarah Stiles) will react since he beat her out for the role. You think shell get emotional? Michael asks. Emotional? Sandy? The girl once choked on her food just so someone would hold her? The dialogue goes from expressing lip-service sympathy for women to delivering a punch line based on stereotype within seconds. (No, there are none on the creative team.)