“Tootsie” Is Great Fun

The sets and costumes are rather crummy, and the songs are rather forgettable, but the show is very funny. I can’t remember the last time I laughed so much at a new musical. Here’s a sampling of the reviews. The New York Times gets it right, although it’s reviewer relegated the director, Scott Ellis, to a parenthetical mention. Who does said reviewer think worked with the creatives and did the staging so that all those jokes land?

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