Some Like It Hot has set a closing date for its Broadway run. The final performance of the musical, based on the 1959 film written and directed by Billy Wilder, will be December 30. At closing, it will have played 483 performances.
The show officially opened December 11, 2022 at the Shubert Theatre after previews beginning November 1. Nominated for 13 Tony Awards for 2022, the musical took home four trophies: Casey Nicholaw for Best Choreography, Charlie Rosen and Bryan Carter for Best Orchestrations, Gregg Barnes for Best Costumes in a Musical, and J. Harrison Ghee for Best Lead Actor in a Musical. Ghee made history alongside Alex Newell (who won Best Featured Actor in a Musical for Shucked), becoming the first openly non-binary performers to win the top Broadway honor.
A national tour will launch in September 2024 and a West End production will follow in 2025.
Some Like It Hot follows two Prohibition-era jazz musicians in Chicago who witness a mob hit and go into hiding by disguising themselves as members of an all-female band. Through their escape plot, the two become enamored with the band's singer, Sugar.
In addition to Ghee as Jerry/Daphne, the cast also includes Christian Borle as Joe/Josephine, Adrianna Hicks as Sugar, Kevin Del Aguila as Osgood, NaTasha Yvette Williams as Sweet Sue, Adam Heller as Mulligan, Mark Lotito as Spats, and Angie Schworer as Minnie. The ensemble includes TyNia René Brandon, Ian Campayno, DeMarius Copes, Casey Garvin, Devon Hadsell, Ashley Elizabeth Hale, Jenny Hill, K.J. Hippensteel, Jarvis B. Manning Jr., Brian Martin, Abby Matsusaka, Amber Owens, Kayla Pecchioni, Charles South, Brendon Stimson, Raena White, Julius Williams, and Richard Riaz Yoder.
The production features additional material by Borle and Joe Farrell, music supervision by Mary-Mitchell Campbell, music direction by Darryl Archibald, and orchestrations by Charlie Rosen and Bryan Carter, with vocal arrangements by Shaiman, dance and incidental music arrangements by Glen Kelly, and music coordination by Kristy Norter. The production is cast by The Telsey Office's Bethany Knox.
The creative team also features scenic design by Scott Pask, costume design by Gregg Barnes, lighting design by Natasha Katz, sound design by Brian Ronan, hair design by Josh Marquette, and make-up design by Milagros Medina-Cerdeira. Karen Moore servies as production stage manager. Juniper Street Productions is production manager, with 101 Productions, LTD. as general manager. Cheryl Thomas is the hair and skin consultant.
Some Like It Hot is produced by The Shubert Organization and Neil Meron and co-produced by MGM on Stage, Roy Furman, Robert Greenblatt, James L. Nederlander, Kenny Leon, Hunter Arnold, John Gore Organization, The Dalgleish Library Company Group, Sheboygan Conservatory Partners, Ambassador Theatre Group Productions, Bob Boyett, Cue to Cue Productions, Janet and Marvin Rosen, The Araca Group, Concord Theatricals, Marc Howard, Independent Presenters Network, Juanita Jordan, Jujamcyn Theaters, Henry R. Muñoz III, Ostar, and Mariah Carey. D. S. Moynihan is executive producer.