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TOOTSIE’s Santino Fontana to appear as special guest at Broadway In Chicago’s FREE Summer Concert

Posted on: August 1st, 2018 by B.I. C. No Comments

Broadway In Chicago is delighted to announce that Tony Award nominee Santino Fontana, star of the upcoming Pre-Broadway World Premiere engagement of the new comedy musical TOOTSIE, will be a special guest joining Janet Davies, ABC 7 Chicago’s entertainment reporter and host of the entertainment and lifestyle program 190 NORTH on ABC 7, in hosting the FREE Broadway In Chicago Summer Concert on Monday, August 13, 2018 at 6:15 p.m. at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park (201 E. Randolph St).  The annual Broadway In Chicago Summer Concert at Millennium Park is presented with the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. This year, there will be preview performances from A BRONX TALE THE MUSICAL; ANASTASIA; THE BOOK OF MORMON; CATS; COME FROM AWAY; DEAR EVAN HANSEN; FALSETTOS; FIDDLER ON THE ROOF; HEARTBREAK HOTEL; HELLO, DOLLY!; MISS SAIGON; and ROALD DAHL’S CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY.

Tony Award nominee Santino Fontana, whose previous credits include voicing the villainous ‘Prince Hans’ in Disney’s Academy Award-winning animated feature, Frozen, as well as Universal Studio’s Sisters, starring opposite Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, will star as Michael Dorsey in the world premiere Chicago production of the new comedy musical, TOOTSIE, which will play Broadway In Chicago’s Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W. Randolph) Sept. 11 through Oct. 14, 2018.  Fontana’s credits also include Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, The Importance of Being Earnest, A View From the Bridge, Brighton Beach Memoirs, Billy Elliot, Zorba, and Sunday in the Park with George.

TOOTSIE individual tickets are on-sale now. Group tickets for 10 or more are on sale now by calling Broadway In Chicago Group Sales at (312) 977-1710.

The Broadway In Chicago Summer Concert is presented in collaboration with the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events as part of Millennium Park Presents. Millennium Park proudly presents symphonic music, dance, opera, Broadway hits and more—performed by some of Chicago’s best-loved cultural institutions. For full calendar information, visit millenniumpark.org.  For exciting facts about the Park, program updates and weather cancellations, follow Millennium Park on Twitter (@Millennium_Park), Instagram (Millennium_Park) and Facebook (@MillenniumParkChicago).

As the summer season kicks off in Millennium Park, some important changes are coming to improve security and the visitor experience at the park. The City of Chicago will implement a security perimeter and bag check for all concerts and events that take place in the park. Outside alcohol will be prohibited at the seven Jay Pritzker Pavilion events with the highest attendance, including the Broadway In Chicago Summer Concert. Additional food and beverage options will be available for purchase at various price points inside the venue. Subject to bag search at the security perimeter, guests will continue to be allowed to bring their own food and non-alcoholic beverages to all events at Millennium Park.

Pre-Broadway World Premiere TOOTSIE starring Santino Fontana to play Cadillac Palace Theatre this fall

Posted on: January 29th, 2018 by B.I. C. No Comments

Broadway In Chicago has announced that the world premiere of the new comedy musical, TOOTSIE, will play a pre-Broadway engagement this fall at the Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 West Randolph Street, Chicago, IL) from September 11 – October 14. TOOTSIE will go to Broadway in spring 2019.

The world premiere comedy musical, TOOTSIE, tells the story of a talented but difficult actor who struggles to find work until an audacious, desperate stunt lands him the role of a lifetime.

TOOTSIE will star Tony Award nominee SANTINO FONTANA as struggling actor Michael Dorsey. Santino is well known to TV audiences for his role as Greg on “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.” His many Broadway credits include his Tony-nominated performance in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Billy Elliot, Sunday in the Park with George and Brighton Beach Memoirs.

TOOTSIE features an original score by Tony Award nominee David Yazbek (The Band’s Visit, The Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels), a book by Robert Horn (13; Dame Edna, Back with a Vengeance), choreography by Tony Award nominee Denis Jones (Holiday Inn, Honeymoon in Vegas), and musical direction by Andrea Grody (The Band’s Visit). TOOTSIE will be directed by seven-time Tony Award nominee and Olivier Award winner Scott Ellis (She Loves Me, On the Twentieth Century).

The Tony Award-winning design team for TOOTSIE includes scenic designer David Rockwell, costume designer William Ivey Long, lighting design by Donald Holder and sound design by Brian Ronan.

TOOTSIE is based on the story by Don McGuire and Larry Gelbart and the Columbia Pictures Motion Picture.

Additional casting and creative team members will be announced at a later date.

TOOTSIE individual tickets will go on-sale at a later date to be announced. Group tickets for 10 or more are on sale now by calling Broadway in Chicago Group Sales at (312) 977-1710. For more information, join our email list for updates here.