Some Like It Hot Broadway

Some Like It Hot

Some Like It Hot is bringing the Roaring Twenties to the 2020s. The world premiere of the new musical, inspired by the historic 1959 Marilyn Monroe film, is opening on Broadway in 2022. Check back for information on Some Like It Hot tickets on New York Theatre Guide.

Inspired by the 1935 French film Fanfare of Love, the American romantic comedy 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 will also be one of two concurrently-running musicals set in 1920s Chicago, the other one being the long-running revival of Chicago.

The latest Some Like It Hot musical creative team includes a book by Tony-winning playwright of The Inheritance Matthew López and Amber Ruffin, adapting the 1959 Billy Wilder film for the stage. Music is by Marc Shaiman, with lyrics by Shaiman and Scott Wittman. Tony winner Casey Nicholaw directs and choreographs the production.

Tickets to Some Like It Hot on Broadway will be available soon. Check back to see when tickets to Some Like It Hot in New York are on sale.

Photo: Tony Curtis and Marilyn Monroe in Some Like It Hot (1959)

Matthew Lopez and Amber Ruffin, based on the 1959 film by Billy Wilder
The Shubert Organization, Roy Furman, Robert Greenblatt, the Nederlander Organization
Casey Nicholaw
Songs by:
Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman
Natasha Katz
Brian Ronan
Scott Pask
Casey Nicholaw
Gregg Barnes
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)
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
Some Like It Hot Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
November 1, 2022
Opening date: 
December 11, 2022

Shubert Theatre

225 West 44th Street (between Broadway and 8th Avenue), New York, NY 10036
Nearest subway station:
42nd Street - Port Authority Bus Terminal Station or Times Square - 42nd Street Station

Latest Some Like It Hot News & Features

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Christian Borle to star in 'Some Like It Hot' on Broadway
April 20, 2022

Broadway likes it hot! The new musical adaptation of Some Like It Hot, the Oscar-nominated 1959 Marilyn Monroe film, has set its Broadway opening and its cast. Some Like It Hot will bring the heat to the Shubert Theatre beginning November 1, ahead of a December 11 opening.

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Some Like It Hot musical to receive world premiere on Broadway in 2021
May 18, 2020

The planned stage musical of the 1959 Billy Wilder comedy Some Like It Hot will now receive its world premiere on Broadway next year, it has been announced. The musical was previously reported to receive its world premiere in Chicago next year, however it will now open in New York in fall 2021.  The musical will feature a book by Matthew Lopez, music by Marc Shaiman, with lyrics by Shaiman and Scott Wittman. Casey Nicholaw will direct and choreograph Some Like It Hot.