'Some Like It Hot' sets Broadway closing date

The musical adaptation of the 1959 Billy Wilder film at the Shubert Theatre. was the most Tony Award-nominated show of the 2022-23 season with 13 nods.

Gillian Russo
Gillian Russo

The heat is going away. Some Like It Hot has set a Broadway closing date of December 30 at the Shubert Theatre.

The musical will have played for just over a year, having played 483 total performances since November 1, 2022.

Some Like It Hot is a musical adapted from the 1959 Billy Wilder comedy of the same name, in which two Prohibition-era jazz musicians, Joe and Jerry, flee the Chicago mob. While stowing away in disguise with an all-female swing band, they find love and learn more about their truest identities.

Matthew López and Amber Ruffin wrote the book, and songs are by Marc Shaiman (music and lyrics) and Scott Wittman (lyrics). Casey Nicholaw directs and choreographs.

Our four-star review calls Some Like It Hot "a bracing, fizzy cocktail garnished with a winning cast... this [adaptation] scores points for not just tracing the source but turning up some fresh ideas of its own."

The show won Best Musical at the Drama League, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Awards, and it was nominated for 13 Tonys, including Best Musical. Among its four wins were Best Choreography and Best Leading Actor in a Musical for J. Harrison Ghee, one of the first non-binary performers to ever win a Tony Award.

Alongside Ghee as Jerry, the Some Like It Hot Broadway cast includes Christian Borle as Joe, J. Harrison Ghee as Jerry, 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.

Photo credit: Some Like It Hot on Broadway. (Photo by Marc J. Franklin)

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