A picture if the Tootsie marquee at the Marquis Theatre on Broadway.
A picture if the Tootsie marquee at the Marquis Theatre on Broadway.

Tootsie Announces Digital Lottery

The forthcoming Broadway musical comedy Tootsie, scheduled to begin preview on March 29, 2019 ahead of an April 23 opening at the Marquis Theatre, has announced its digital lottery and general rush policy.

Tootsie’s digital lottery will open at 7 PM the day prior to the performance. Matinee lotteries will close at 9 AM the day of the performance, and evening lotteries will close at 2 PM. Winners will be notified by email shortly after each drawing and have 60 minutes to claim and pay for tickets online. Tickets can be picked up 30 minutes prior to show time at the Marquis Theatre (210 West 46th Street).  Photo ID is required for pickup, seat locations and number of tickets awarded by the lottery are subject to availability. Maximum 2 tickets per entry.

The general rush policy for Tootsie is as follows: Beginning on Friday, March 29, Tootsie will have a limited number of $42 general rush tickets available at the Marquis Theatre box office when it opens for the day’s performance(s). Limited to two tickets per person, tickets are subject to availability. Cash and major credit cards are accepted.

A new musical, with music and lyrics by Tony-winning composer David Yazbek (The Band’s Visit) and a book by Robert Horn (13), Tootsie draws its inspiration from the 1982 Columbia Pictures motion picture of the same name with a story by Don McGuire and Larry Gelbart. The film starred Dustin Hoffman. The Broadway production will feature direction by Scott Ellis (She Loves Me, The Mystery of Edwin Drood), with choreography by Denis Jones (Holiday Inn).

The Tootsie company is led by Tony Award nominee Santino Fontana as Michael Dorsey, Lilli Cooper as Julie Nichols, Tony Award nominee Sarah 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.

The company also includes Sissy Bell, Barry Busby, Paula Leggett Chase, Britney Coleman, Leslie Donna Flesner, Jenifer Foote, John Arthur Greene, Drew King, Jeff Kready, Harris Milgrim, Adam Monley, Shina Ann Morris, James Moye, Katerina Papacostas, Nick Spangler, Diana Vaden, and Anthony Wayne.

“Tootsie tells 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. “

Mark Robinson is the author of the two-volume encyclopedia The World of Musicals, The Disney Song Encyclopedia, and The Encyclopedia of Television Theme Songs. He maintains a theater and entertainment blog at markrobinsonwrites.com.

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