The show, based on Billy Wilder’s 1959 comedy, will feature a score by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, Variety reported. The iconic film’s stage interpretation is headed to the Broadway more than six decades after the movie’s release. “Some Like It Hot” show will be directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw, who also led Broadway version of “Mean Girls”.
Playwright Matthew Lopez has adapted the script for theatre. The play comes from The Shubert Organization and will be produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, who acquired the rights to the iconic movie from MGM. “We are grateful to MGM for allowing us to tackle the challenge of translating the film’s singular energy and magic to the stage,” Zadan, Meron, Philip J Smith and Robert E Wankel said on behalf of the Shubert Organization in a statement.
Jonathan Glickman, president of MGM’s motion picture group and head of live stage theatrical productions added, “‘Some Like It Hot’ is one of the crown jewels of MGM’s library. Craig, Neil and the Shubert Organization have assembled a world-class creative team and we can’t wait to see it on Broadway.” The film also starred Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis.