Marilyn Monroe’s “Some Like It Hot” On The Way To Broadway
The classic 1959 film starring the late Hollywood movie icon is slated to be adapted into a new musical for the Great White Way in the Big Apple next year.
AceShowbiz – Classic film “Some like it hot“is heading to Broadway as a new musical.
The 1959 comedy, with Marilyn monroe, Tony curtis, and Jack Lemmon, was adapted for the stage by “Heritage” is Matthieu lopez, with music and lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, the duo that created the tunes for the television series “Smash“and the successful Broadway production of”Hair spray!“.
The show was previously in development for its spring 2021 debut in Chicago, Ill., But the project will now head straight to the Great White Way next year, with “The Book of Mormon” is Casey Nicholaw on board as a director and choreographer.
Casting details have yet to be revealed.
The Billy Wilder film, about two musicians who dress in drag to escape the clutches of the Mafia, previously inspired the hit musical “Sugar“, which opened on Broadway in 1972.
News of the “Some Like It Hot” adaptation emerges as the famous Big Apple Theater District remains closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Broadway theaters will remain closed all summer, at least until US Labor Day in early September 2020.