Scott Sanders and Carol Fineman for Westfield Productions will hold an invitation-only developmental reading of the new musical comedy, Tootsie, on Thursday, June 8 at 2 PM at New 42 Studios. The new musical based on the film will feature music and lyrics by David Yazbek, a book by Robert Horn, and direction by Scott Ellis.

A musical adaptation of Tootise has been in the works for years, and has gone through a history of creative personnel changes, including a lawsuit filed by original songwriters David Zippel and Walter Afanasieff, and word in 2016 that Yazbek had been collaborating on the project with director Casey Nicholaw.