Wednesday, April 20, 2022

B'way Update: Some Like It Hot to Heat Up the Shubert

Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon and
Tony Curtis in the original
Some Like It Hot.
Credit: United Artists
Some Like It Hot
, a new musical version of Billy Wilder's 1960 film classic about two musicians who don drag to escape the mob, will be coming to Broadway this winter. Previews begin Nov. 1 at the Shubert Theater prior to an opening of Dec. 11. The book will be Matthew Lopez (The Inheritance) and Amber Ruffin (The Amber Ruffin Show) with music by Marc Shaiman and lyrics by Shaiman and Scott Wittman (Hairspray). Tony winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Something Rotten) directs and choreographs. The cast will be headed by Tony winner Christian Borle (Something Rotten) and J. Harrison Ghee (Mrs. Doutfire) as the cross-dressers and Adrianna Hicks in the Marilyn Monroe role of Sugar, the alluring star feature of the all-female orchestra the boys join. Also in the cast will be Kevin Del Aguila as Osgood, NaTasha Yvette Williams as Sweet Sue, Adam Heller as Mulligan and Mark Lotito as Spats. 

The original film starred Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon and Monroe and is regarded as one of the classic comedies of the tail-end of Hollywood's Golden Age. The American Film Institute voted it "the Funniest American Movie of All Time."

A previous musical incarnation called Sugar opened in 1972, starred Robert Morse, Tony Roberts, and Elaine Joyce and featured a book by Peter Stone, music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Bob Merrill. It ran for 505 performances. A revival tour was renamed Some Like It Hot and featured Curtis as Osgood.

2021-22 Broadway/Off-Broadway Schedule
April 20--for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf (Booth)
April 21--Hangmen (Golden)
April 23--Wedding Band (TFANA/Polonsky Shakespeare Center)
April 24--Funny Girl (August Wilson)
April 25--The Skin of Our Teeth (LTC/Vivian Beaumont)
April 25--The Vagrant Trilogy (Public)
April 25--Drama League Award nominations announced
April 26--A Strange Loop (Lyceum)
April 26--Outer Critics Circle nominations announced
April 27 (matinee)--POTUS or Behind Every Great Dumbass Are Seven Great Women Trying to Keep Him Alive (Shubert)
April 27 (evening)--Mr. Saturday Night (Nederlander)
April 28--Macbeth (Longacre)
April 29--Girl from the North Country re-opens (Belasco)
May 1--Lortel Awards (Skirball Hall)
May 2--Drama Desk Nominations Announced
May 3--Tony Nominations Announced
May 5--Chita Rivera Award Nominations Announced
May 9--Pulitzer Prize for Drama Announced
May 16--Outer Critics winners Announced
May 17--Golden Shield (MTC/City Center)
May 20--Drama League Awards (Ziegfeld Ballroom)
May 23--The Bedwetter (Atlantic Theater Company)
May 26--OCC ceremony (Bruno Walter Auditorium/Lincoln Center)
June 1--To Kill a Mockingbird re-opens (Belasco) (???)
June 2--what the end will be (Roundabout/Laura Pels)
June 6--Theater World Awards 
June 6--Voting for Drama Desk Awards ends
June 12--Tony Awards (Radio City Music Hall)

2022-23 Broadway/Off-Broadway Schedule
June 16--Epiphany (LCT/Mitzi Newhouse)
June 20--Chita Rivera Awards (NYU Skirball)
July 21--The Kite Runner (Hayes)
Aug. 25--Kinky Boots (Stage 42)
Summer 2022--Richard III; As You Like It (Delacorte)
Sept. 19--The Piano Lesson (St. James) (previews begin; opening TBA)
Nov. 10--Kimberly Akimbo (theater TBA)
Nov. 20--KPOP (Circle in the Square)
Dec. 8--Camelot (Lincoln Center/Vivian Beaumont)
Dec. 11--Some Like It Hot (Shubert)

Fall 2022
1776 (Roundabout/AA)
A Beautiful Noise: The Neil Diamond Musical
Between Riverside and Crazy (Second Stage/Hayes)
the bandaged place (Roundabout/Underground)

Ain't Supposed to Die a Natural Death, Cinderella, The Ohio State Murders

Black Orpheus, Dancin', Pal Joey, Square One

Winter 2022-23
The Wanderers (Roundabout/Laura Pels)

2023 and Beyond
Game of Thrones, The Great Gatsby

Future--Leopoldstadt; Our Town; Death of a Salesman; The Nanny; The Normal Heart/The Destiny of Me; Smash; Soul Train; The Who's Tommy

2021-22 Broadway Season Breakdown:
New Plays
Birthday Candles
Chicken and Biscuits
Dana H. (transfer from Off-Broadway)
Hangmen (previously presented Off-Broadway)
Is This A Room (transfer from Off-Broadway)
The Lehman Trilogy (transfer from Off-Broadway)
The Minutes
Pass Over (previously presented Off-Broadway)
POTUS or Behind Every Great Dumbass Are Seven Great Women Trying to Keep Him Alive
Skeleton Crew (previously presented Off-Broadway in a different production)
Thoughts of a Colored Man

Play Revivals
American Buffalo
for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf
How I Learned to Drive
Lackawanna Blues (previously produced Off-Broadway)
Plaza Suite
The Skin of Our Teeth
Slave Play (return engagement)
Take Me Out
Trouble in Mind

New Musicals
Flying Over Sunset
The Little Prince
MJ: The Musical
Mr. Saturday Night
Mrs. Doubtfire
Paradise Square
A Strange Loop (previously presented Off-Broadway in a different production)

Musical Revivals
Beetlejuice (return engagement)
Caroline or Change
Funny Girl 
Waitress (return engagement)

Bruce Springsteen on Broadway (return engagement)

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