Get a First Listen to Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman’s Title Track from Upcoming Broadway Song Some Like It Hot



Get a First Listen to the Title Track from Upcoming Broadway’s Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman Some like it hot

Adrianna Hicks, Christian Borle and J. Harrison Ghee are set to star in the new musical based on the 1959 film.

Upcoming Broadway Some like it hot released a special music video featuring the musical’s title track, featuring cast members Adrianna Hicks, Christian Borle, J. Harrison Ghee, Kevin del Aguila and NaTasha Yvette Williams. Look above.

As previously announced, the musical will begin performances at the Shubert Theater on Broadway on November 1, ahead of opening night on December 11. Adapted from the 1959 film written and directed by Billy Wilder, the musical features a book of The legacy The winner of Tony Matthew López and Amber Ruffin and a score of hair sprayby Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, the former providing the music and lyrics.

Inspired by French film fanfare of love, Some like it hot follows two Prohibition-era jazz musicians in Chicago (played onscreen by Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon), who witness a mob hit and go into hiding by disguising themselves as band members entirely feminine. Through their escape plot, the two become romantically involved with the band’s singer and ukulele player, Sugar, played onscreen by Marilyn Monroe. The film was previously adapted for the stage as a 1972 musical Sugarwith a score of Jule Styne and Bob Merrill and a book by Peter Stone.

Ruffin’s involvement, as previously noted, signals a departure from the source material, resulting in a new take that the writer calls “honestly groundbreaking.” Sugar’s character has been reworked and is now a black woman.

The Book of Mormon and mean girls‘ Casey Nicholaw will direct and choreograph, leading a creative team that includes set designer Scott Pask, costume designer Gregg Barnes, lighting designer Natasha Katz, sound designer Brian Ronan, hair and wig designer Josh Marquette, makeup artist Milagros Medina-Cerdiera, music supervisor Mary-Mitchell Campbell, music director Darryl Archibald, orchestrators Charlie Rosen and Bryan Carter, and dance and incidental music arranger Glen Kelly. The production is cast by The Telsey Office.



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