Woke up Broadway: the difficulty of updating stories for the stage

The uptick in hauling older scripts, from Tootsie to Moulin Rouge, to the stage has left playwrights with many hurdles

Here is a question from Tootsie, the Broadway musical about an out-of-work actor who cross-dresses for success: “At a time when women are literally clutching their power back from between the legs of men, you have the audacity to take a job away from one by perpetrating one?” That line sticks out for a few reasons.

Literally?

Is that really a power women are interested in?

It’s actually a pretty good question.

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