Robert Horn, Tootsie Best Book Tony Winner, chats with Patrick Christiano just before his triumph at the Tony Awards.
November 23, 2019: Now that Tootsie has posted a closing notice, I thought it might be nice to revisit a chat I had with Robert Horn at The Lambs just before he took home the Tony Award.
Tootsie, which also earned a Tony award for lead actor Santino Fontana will close on January 5, 2020. The musical, a darling with the critics, just didn’t t catch fire with audiences and will close after 293 regular performances at the Marquis Theater. Based on the 1982 film starring Dustin Hoffman, the Broadway musical Tootsie directed by Scott Ellis, earned 11 Tony nominations winning only for best book and lead actor. The musical will continue with a national tour launching in Buffalo, New York, October 2020. Additional productions are planned for London, Australia, New Zealand, and more, along with a Japanese-language production for Tokyo. A Broadway cast recording was released earlier this year.