Some Like It Hot Summary
- Some Like It Hot is 2 hours and 30 minutes long, including an intermission of 15 minutes
- 8 Shows per week
- Previews Begin: November 25, 2019
- Opens January 27, 2020
- Show Closes: Open ended
Two hack musicians witness a mafia murder and then get away from their pursuers by dressing up as women and joining an all-female band heading to Florida aboard a train. All kinds of romantic trouble ensues.
Some Like It Hot on Broadway Background
The Broadway show version of the classic cross-dressing movie caper released in 1959. Famous for being the vehicle for the acting talents of Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis. An adaptation of the movie opened on Broadway in 1972 under the show name “Sugar” and a traveling version of the show toured across America in 2002, but with little critical and box office success. This new version of the show is a whole different animal with new songs, story, dialog and actors.
What’s Some Like It Hot Like?
Set in 1929 Chicago, it is tough times on the street when two Chicago hack musicians witness a mafia massacre and then face their own mortality. The duo want to get out of town as quickly as possible, so they cannot be permanently silenced by their mob for their first-hand witness of the terrible crime. They take the first gig out of town which is for a saxophone and bass player in an all-girl band heading to Florida on the train. This means they will have to impersonate women for the trip, so their cover will not be blown. Love, romance and high jinx abound on the trip and unfortunate coincidence means that the pair are caught in some hilarious circumstances.
Is Some Like It Hot Good for Kids?
This show is good for children over the age of 12
Bernard B Jacobs Theatre
New York, NY 10019
The Shubert Organization
- Book Writer
- Matthew Lopez
- Music & Lyrics
- Marc Shaiman
- Scott Wittman
- Director & Choreographer
- Casey Nicholaw