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Some Like It Hot on Broadway Tickets

Experience the classic comedy film anew at this good old-fashioned mega-musical.
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About Some Like It Hot on Broadway

Some Like It Hot on Broadway is bringing the Roaring Twenties to the 2020s. The new musical, inspired by the historic 1959 Marilyn Monroe film, maintains old-fashioned comedy and musical styles and adds a fresh twist to a time-honored story. See the four-time Tony-winning musical, starring Best Actor winner J. Harrison Ghee and featuring moves by Best Choreography winner Casey Nicholaw. Get Some Like It Hot tickets on New York Theatre Guide.

What is Some Like It Hot on Broadway about?

Inspired by the 1935 French film Fanfare of Love, the original film, along with Some Like It Hot on Broadway, follows two jazz musicians in Prohibition-era Chicago, Joe and Jerry. One night after playing their gig at a mob-controlled speakeasy, they witness the head mobster commit a crime, and they're suddenly his new targets. They go on the run, disguising themselves as part of Sweet Sue and her Society Syncopators, an all-female swing big band.

But, while in hiding, they both fall in love with the band's singer and ukulele player, Sugar Kane, a role originated by Marilyn Monroe in the film. The pair have to keep themselves out of trouble and their real identities hidden, but they're also determined to find romance, and perhaps themselves, along the way.

Alongside Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon starred in the film as Joe and Jerry, respectively. The movie made a splash in its time, and not just because of Monroe: Some Like It Hot went against the Hays Code, the set of "self-censorship" rules in place for films at the time, for including LGBT themes including cross-dressing. But the movie received rave reviews and audience acclaim nonetheless, going on to receive six Oscar nominations and win one for Best Costume Design. Some Like It Hot was eventually chosen as one of the first 25 films the United States National Film Registry chose for preservation, and it is also considered a catalyst for the replacement of the Hays Code.

This isn't the first time Some Like It Hot has been adapted for Broadway. In 1972, the movie was the basis for the show Sugar, which was nominated for four Tony Awards including Best New Musical. The 2022 adaptation is also one of two concurrently-running Broadway musicals set in 1920s Chicago, the other one being the long-running revival of Chicago.

Is Some Like It Hot a musical?

The original film included a few songs, but Some Like It Hot on Broadway is a full-blown musical. The music is by Marc Shaiman, with lyrics by Shaiman and Scott Wittman; the duo's other musicals include Hairspray and Catch Me If You Can.

The Some Like It Hot musical creative team also includes bookwriters Matthew López (Tony-winning playwright of The Inheritance) and Amber Ruffin (the host of her eponymous comedic talk show), adapting the 1959 Billy Wilder film for the stage. Tony winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Aladdin, Something Rotten!) directs and choreographs the production.

Tickets to Some Like It Hot on Broadway are available now. Get tickets to Some Like It Hot in New York, now on sale.

Run time

2h 30m (incl. intermission)

Start date

November 1st, 2022

End date

December 30th, 2023

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Age

Recommended for 12+. Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.

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3K+ Reviews

DOUG Rob NYC

DOUG Rob NYC

750 Reviews | 421 Followers
94
Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if This will be a Tony contender for sure! A must see!

Don’t see it if If you prefer a dram, then skip this one.

Elisa 9119

Elisa 9119

583 Reviews | 279 Followers
92
Clever, Refreshing, Great staging, Great singing, Funny

See it if The Musical set in the Prohibition era is abt 2musicians forced2flee C after witnessing a mafia hit.Glorious orch,stunning costumes&choreo*

Don’t see it if +amazin perf by the whole cast. Don't go if u don't care abt the movie.If the show doesn't always score hi marks,well:"Nobody is perfect!.."

Piwacket

Piwacket

113 Reviews | 71 Followers
82
Fun jazzy score with lots of dancing

See it if You’re looking for a feel good show that’s fun. I left smiling.

Don’t see it if You are looking for a score that is all that memorable.

Patrick M 4

Patrick M 4

1187 Reviews | 343 Followers
94
Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you like lots of song and dance by a great cast in a delightful production with a message. A great classical musical night in the theater.

Don’t see it if you cannot appreciate the hard work of this troupe of actors to put on a show that sparkles with great singing, dancing and laughter.

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Our Review

'Some Like It Hot' review — Broadway adaptation of the hit film turns up the comedy and the fun

4 of 5
12 Dec 2022, 03:00
“What are you thirsty for?” teases Sweet Sue, a brassy Prohibition-era bandleader, in the opening moment in Some Like It Hot. Well, since she asked, I’d like a new Broadway musical comedy that’s a bracing, fizzy cocktail garnished with a winning cast. Happily, this lavish show based on the Oscar-winning 1959 Billy Wilder classic rom-com mostly delivers that. Screen-to-stage adaptations are always tricky endeavors, and...

Stars on stage

Some Like It Hot on Broadway cast and creative team

By: Matthew Lopez and Amber Ruffin, based on the 1959 film by Billy Wilder
Songs by: Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman
Director: Casey Nicholaw
Producer: The Shubert Organization, Roy Furman, Robert Greenblatt and the Nederlander Organization.
Choreography: Casey Nicholaw
Cast list: Christian Borle (as Joe/Josephine), J. Harrison Ghee (as Jerry/Daphne), Adrianna Hicks (as Sugar), Kevin Del Aguila (as Osgood), NaTasha Yvette Williams (as Sweet Sue), Adam Heller (as Mulligan), Mark Lotito (as Spats)
Lighting: Natasha Katz
Sound: Brian Ronan
Design: Scott Pask
Costume: Gregg Barnes
Other info: Hair and wig design by Josh Marquette, makeup design by Milagros Medina-Cerdiera, music supervision by Mary-Mitchell Campbell, music direction by Darryl Archibald, orchestrations by Charlie Rosen and Bryan Carter, dance and incidental music arrangements by Glen Kelly

Venue

225 West 44th Street (between Broadway and 8th Avenue), New York, NY, USA, 10036

Accessibility

Accommodations for patrons who are blind, deaf, partially sighted, and/or have hearing loss; partial wheelchair access, handrail access

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Frequently asked questions

What is Some Like It Hot on Broadway about?

The jazzy, brassy Billy Wilder film starring Marilyn Monroe is now a musical comedy. Travel cross-country with Joe and Jerry, two musicians who go undercover with an all-female swing band and try to find love along the way. Learn more about tickets to this energetic Broadway spectacle with music from Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman (Hairspray).

Where is Some Like It Hot on Broadway playing?

Some Like It Hot on Broadway is playing at Shubert Theatre. The theatre is located in 225 West 44th Street (between Broadway and 8th Avenue), New York, 10036.

How long is Some Like It Hot on Broadway?

The running time of Some Like It Hot on Broadway is 2h 30m (incl. intermission)

What's the age requirement for Some Like It Hot on Broadway?

The recommended age for Some Like It Hot on Broadway is Recommended for 12+. Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre..

How do you book tickets for Some Like It Hot on Broadway?

Book tickets for Some Like It Hot on Broadway on New York Theatre Guide.

Who wrote Some Like It Hot?

Some Like It Hot is written by Matthew Lopez and Amber Ruffin (book, adapted from Billy Wilder and I. A. L. Diamond's screenplay), and Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman co-wrote the score. Both duos received Tony Award nominations for their work.

What songs are in Some Like It Hot?

Some Like It Hot features a fully original score by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, with '30s-jazz-inspired songs like "Let's Be Bad," "You Coulda Knocked Me Over With a Feather," and the title track. Learn more about all the songs in Some Like It Hot on Broadway.

Is the Some Like It Hot musical the same as the movie?

Some Like It Hot is closely based on the same-named 1959 film by Billy Wilder. The musical contains more songs and changes some characterizations.

Is Some Like It Hot appropriate for kids?

Some Like It Hot is recommended for ages 12 and older due to some strong language, brief depictions of violence, and mild sexual references. Please note that children 4 and younger are not permitted in Broadway theatres.

Who directed and choreographed Some Like It Hot?

Casey Nicholaw directed and choreographed Some Like It Hot, winning a Tony Award for the latter. He's also staged mega-musicals like Aladdin, The Book of Mormon, and The Prom.

Is Some Like It Hot good?

Some Like It Hot received more Tony Award nominations than any other show in 2023 and is among the best-reviewed shows on New York Theatre Guide. Our four-star review calls the show "a bracing, fizzy cocktail garnished with a winning cast."

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