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Rousuck's Review: A touring musical "Tootsie," live at the Hippodrome

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The national touring cast of “Tootsie,” starring Drew Becker (center, holding rose). The musical comedy is on stage at the Hippodrome through Sunday. (Photo by Evan Zimmerman for MurphyMade)

In our final segment today, Midday theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck joins Tom live with her review of the new touring production of Tootsie, the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical that's based on the multiple Oscar-winning 1982 film. The romantic comedy, a farcical romp through the issues of sexual identity, sexism, sexual harassment and gender stereotypes, is live on stage at Baltimore's Hippodrome Theatre through Sunday, December 5. For ticketing information, click here.

COVID-safe protocols are in effect at the Hippodrome, and patrons must wear masks and present proof of vaccination to be admitted.

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At the conclusion of today's review, J. Wynn Rousuck offers a brief remembrance of Stephen Sondheim, the titan of Broadway musical theater who died last week at the age of 91. Judy's commentary on the legendary lyricist, whom she met and interviewed two decades ago, appears in today's online edition, and in this coming Sunday's print edition of the Baltimore Sun.

J. Wynn Rousuck has been reviewing theater for WYPR's Midday (and previously, Maryland Morning) since 2007. Prior to that, she was the theater critic of The Baltimore Sun, where she reviewed more than 3,000 plays over the course of 23 years. Her feature coverage for The Sun included a comprehensive series chronicling the development of the Tony Award-winning musical, “Hairspray.” Judy got her start at The Cleveland Press and at Cleveland’s fine arts radio station, WCLV. Her broadcasting experience also includes a year as an on-air theater critic for Maryland Public Television.
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