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About Some Like It Hot

Turn up the heat with Some Like It Hot and see the most Tony-nominated show of the season! The new Broadway musical, based on the iconic Marilyn Monroe film, brings new-fashioned comedy and old-fashioned jazz to the New York stage. Now, it's won four Tony Awards including Best Choreography and Best Actor in a Musical. Get Some Like It Hot tickets on TodayTix.

Some Like It Hot is the big, brassy, Broadway spectacle you’ve been waiting for – or as New York Theatre Guide hails it, “a bracing, fizzy cocktail garnished with a winning cast.”, With Casey Nicholaw – director/choreographer of The Book of Mormon, Aladdin, and The Drowsy Chaperone – in charge, expect grand production numbers and plenty of energy set to Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman’s (Hairspray) big-band jazz score.

The Some Like It Hot film’s story, of two at-large musicians finding love and themselves while in disguise, was groundbreaking in 1959. This adaptation, by comedian Amber Ruffin and Tony-winning playwright Matthew López, brings a fresh message for today’s world about living your most authentic self, while keeping all the movie’s most iconic moments intact.

Don’t skip town before hearing the sweet music of Some Like It Hot. Get Some Like It Hot Broadway tickets on TodayTix.

Run time

2h 30m (incl. intermission)

Start date

November 1st, 2022

End date

December 30th, 2023

Categories

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

762 Reviews | 423 Followers
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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

602 Reviews | 286 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 | 72 Followers
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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

1206 Reviews | 345 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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Stars on stage

Christian Borle

Christian Borle

Some Like It Hot 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

Shubert Theatre

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

More information about Some Like It Hot

In Some Like It Hot, jazz musicians Joe and Jerry accidentally witness a mob hit and skip town with Sweet Sue's Society Syncopators, an all-female traveling swing band. They navigate romantic ups and downs, including with lead singer Sugar, but ultimately, Some Like It Hot is about Joe and Jerry discovering their truest identities.

The Some Like It Hot film was instantly buzzy, not just because it featured Marilyn Monroe as Sugar. The movie included cross-dressing and thus went against the Hays Code, which specified a set of taboo topics the media couldn't use at the time. But Some Like It Hot received six Oscar nominations and one win, jump-starting the movement to abolish the Hays Code. Some Like It Hot has since been called one of the greatest comedy films of all time and was one of the first 25 movies preserved in the United States National Film Registry.

Most shows have a pre-Broadway run elsewhere in the U.S. before landing in New York, but unlike Joe and Jerry, the Some Like It Hot musical hasn't traveled the country. The Broadway production is its world premiere, featuring two-time Tony winner Christian Borle and 2023 Tony winner J. Harrison Ghee.

What to watch for

  • The original Some Like It Hot movie is set in the 1920s, but the musical places the action in the 1930s.
  • A full-sized train car comes on stage during the musical!
  • The Some Like It Hot musical interrogates gender differently than the movie. One of the show's lead actors — J. Harrison Ghee, who plays Jerry — is nonbinary. In an interview, they said, "I saw an opportunity for me to be pushed as an entertainer by playing Jerry and the opportunity to bring my own non-binary identity onstage.”
  • The Some Like It Hot film includes some songs, but those aren't featured in the stage show. Shaiman and Wittman's original songs for the musical are inspired by jazz and big band swing musicians like Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Lena Horne, and Duke Ellington.
  • Shaiman and Wittman composed songs for another Marilyn Monroe-adjacent project: the TV show Smash, about a fictional Broadway musical about Monroe. A lyric in one of their Smash songs, "Let's Be Bad," references Some Like It Hot: "Melt the ice, some like it hot!"

Please Note

The use of cameras, cell phones, and other recording devices during the show is strictly prohibited by law, except when used for accessibility services. No weapons permitted on the premesis. There are no elevators or escalators in the building. No outside food or beverages, electric scooters, e-bikes, or battery-powered transportation devices, except when medically necessary. All items are subject to inspection and must fit on your lap or completely under your seat without blocking any aisles.

Frequently asked questions

What is Some Like It Hot about?

Old-fashioned musical comedy is hotter than ever at this Tony-winning adaptation of the 1959 Billy Wilder film. Join traveling musicians Joe and Jerry on their cross-country travels in disguise. What begins as an escape from the mob becomes a journey of unexpected self-discovery.

Which theatre is Some Like It Hot at?

Some Like It Hot is at New York's Shubert Theatre.

What is the running time of Some Like It Hot?

Some Like It Hot runs for 2h 30m (incl. intermission)

What is the age recommendation for Some Like It Hot?

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

How do you get tickets for Some Like It Hot?

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Who wrote Some Like It Hot?

Matthew Lopez and Amber Ruffin co-wrote the Some Like It Hot book, adapted from the 1959 film's screenplay by Billy Wilder and I. A. L. Diamond. 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 on Broadway?

The Some Like It Hot musical's songs include "What Are You Thirsty For?," “At the Old Majestic Nickel Matinee,” "You Coulda Knocked Me Over With a Feather," and “Let’s Be Bad,” a song adapted from the TV show Smash. The Some Like It Hot movie contains some songs, but those are not in the musical.

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

Some Like It Hot is adapted from the 1959 Billy Wilder film, featuring all the same characters and the same plot. The musical has added more original songs and changed some characterizations from the film.

Is Some Like It Hot appropriate for kids?

Some Like It Hot is recommended for ages 12 and up. There is some strong language, mild sexual references, and a brief depiction of violence.

Who directed and choreographed Some Like It Hot?

Casey Nicholaw directed and choreographed Some Like It Hot on Broadway. He won a Tony Award for his choreography, and he is known for staging other mega-musical comedies like The Book of Mormon, The Prom, and The Drowsy Chaperone.

Is Some Like It Hot good?

Some Like It Hot received widespread praise and 13 2023 Tony Award nominations, more than any other musical that year. The show is an energetic, old-fashioned mega-musical with some modern updates that make a classic story feel fresh.

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