Some Like It REALLY Hot: A Famous Movie’s New Musical Comes to Broadway This Fall
Sounds like a drag: “Some Like it Hot” is coming to Broadway this fall in a very cool production.
The book is by Matthew Lopez of “The Inheritance” and – get it – the wonderful Amber Ruffin. Christian Borle is one of them. The songs are by Marc Shaiman. Casey Nicholaw directs.
The production team includes the Shuberts, Jimmy Nederlander, Neil Meron, Kenny Leon, Roy Furman and Bob Greenblatt. They are like the stars of people who are loved on the Great White Way.
If it’s not the 2024 Tony winner, I’d be very surprised.
The rest of the cast includes J. Harrison Ghee, Adrianna Hicks,Kevin Del Aguila, NaTasha Yvette Williams, Adam Heller and Mark Lotito.
You know “Some Like It Hot” was the very famous and hilarious 1959 Billy Wilder movie starring Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis and Marilyn Monroe. Jack and Tony are chased by mobsters after witnessing a mob murder. So they join an all-girl jazz band in 1930s Chicago and dress up as women – in cross-dressing – and trick the bad guys.
The film is on all the best lists of the 1950s and of all time. It was nominated for six Oscars and won 1 for Best Black and White Costume Design.
In 1972, super producer David Merrick tried a musical adaptation of “Some Like It Hot”. They called it “Sugar”. Tony Roberts and Robert Morse performed with Elaine Joyce, but the whole thing failed even though it was achieved by the songs of Gower Champion and Jule Styne. The new show is NOT related to that one, which only lasted 505 performances.
This version has been looming for two years. It was supposed to premiere in Chicago before the pandemic hit, but then it got stuck in all the craziness. So this team is ready!