Santino Fontana Is a Man Playing a Woman (Playing a Man Playing a Woman)

In Tootsie on Broadway, the actor sweats the details.

The Annette Bening Method

On Broadway in a new production of All My Sons, she’ll overprepare — and then wing it.
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