Wednesday afternoon The AIR brings you a new episode of Curtain Call featuring the recently-closed Broadway Musical, Tootsie. You can tune in at the website, or on this embedded radio player…

At 3 PM Mel Larch devotes the full hour to highlights of a musical that just closed on Broadway earlier this year. However, a National Tour will begin later this year, and it’s set to open in London’s West End in the fall.  We’re talking about Tootsie, the musical based on the 1982 cross-dressing comedy classic, which starred Dustin Hoffman.

With a book that Robert Horn adapted from the screenplay by Larry Gelbart and friends, and music and lyrics by David Yazbek, Tootsie shows just how far a struggling actor will go to land a starring role. David Yazbek wrote the music and lyrics for many recent hit Broadway musicals like The Full Monty and The Band’s Visit, and he’s in top form here, telling the story of how Michael Dorsey became Dorothy Michaels.

Curtain Call can be heard Wednesday at 3 PM, with replays Thursday at 8 AM and 9 PM, Friday at 10 AM and Saturday at 6 PM. An all-night marathon of Curtain Call episodes can be heard Wednesday nights, beginning at Midnight, and an additional marathon can be heard Sunday evenings from 6 PM to midnight..