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'Tootsie' to launch tour at Shea's next year

Posted at 8:40 PM, May 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-16 20:42:49-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — A Tony Award-nominated musical that just opened on Broadway last month is launching its North American tour at Shea’s Performing Arts Center.

'Tootsie' will open in Buffalo in the fall of 2020, according to show producers Scott Sanders and Carol Fineman.

The musical comedy, based on the hit 1982 movie starring Dustin Hoffman, tells a story of an actor struggling to find work, until a show-stopping act of desperation lands him the role of a lifetime as the star of a new Broadway musical.

"Tootsie is a classic musical comedy in the grand Broadway tradition and we cannot wait to launch the National Tour in Fall 2020," said President of Shea’s Performing Arts Center Michael Murphy and co-presenter of Broadway productions at Shea’s Buffalo Theatre, Albert Nocciolino. "Tootsie delivers comedy with a capital “C” and we know our audiences will embrace this hilarious new American musical as much as Broadway theatergoers have.”

The exact dates of the performance and casting will be announced at a later date.

To see a list of shows coming to Shea’s in the 2019-2020 season, click here.