Based on the classic MGM film of the same name, Some Like It Hot chronicles two musicians whoa re forced to flee Prohibition-era Chicago after witnessing a mob hit. With gangsters hot on their heels, they’re on the run as the newest members of the swingingest big band ever to cross the country. Can they hide in plain sight without completely losing themselves? Or will the mob, the truth, and maybe even love itself finally catch up to them?
“I first became familiar with this story through the timeless film starring Marilyn Monroe. She’s been an important touchstone throughout my life, so much so that I acquired her treasured baby grand white piano at an auction,” said Carey. “Marilyn Monroe’s piano represents a deep attachment to her childhood as detailed in the first chapter of Monroe’s autobiography titled “How I Rescued a White Piano.”
The Broadway edition of Some Like It Hot stars 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, Christian Borle as Joe and J. Harrison Ghee as Jerry. Late night talk show host Amber Ruffin co-writes the Broadway adaptation of Some Like It Hot alongside Matthew Lopez.
“When Neil Meron shared this new take on the beloved film,” said Carey, “I knew I had to be a part of it. To see how this show continues to expand on the film’s legacy – pushing boundaries, promoting inclusion, celebrating diversity – I’m proud to help bring Some Like It Hot for today’s world to new audiences.”
Some Like It Hot also stars TyNia René Brandon, Ian Campayno, Gabi Campo, DeMarius Copes, Casey Garvin, Devon Hadsell, Ashley Elizabeth Hale, Jenny Hill, K.J. Hippensteel, Abby Matsusaka, Jarvis B. Manning Jr., Brian Thomas Martin, Amber Owens, Kayla Pecchioni, Richard Riaz Yoder, Charles South, Brendon Stimson, Raena White, and Julius Williams. The play officially opens on Sunday, December 11 at the Shubert Theatre (225 West 44th Street).