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March 18 - 23, 2025

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Why See Some Like It Hot?

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Don't let the flame go out, some like it hot

The four-time Tony-winning musical heads out on tour!

The classic black and white romantic comedy Some Like It Hot bursts onto the stage in full technicolor during a brand new imagining of Billy Wilder's 1959 musical mobster classic. Widely considered one of the most influential and celebrated filmmakers of the Golden Era of Hollywood cinema, Wilder brought together silver screen legends Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon for bonafide box office success, creating one of the most beloved films of the MGM canon in the process.

Transferring the cherished madcap caper to the stage will be no mean feat, but thanks to Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman (the writing, composing and directing duo behind Tony-winning musical Hairspray), playwright Matthew Lopez (The Inheritance), choreographer Casey Nicholaw (Dream Girls, The Book Of Mormon, Aladdin) and the Shubert Organization, Some Like It Hot is in eminently capable hands. 

What Is Some Like It Hot About?

An American a farce as it gets, Some Like It Hot begins with a Mafia murder witnessed by smooth-operating saxophone player Joe and his room and band mate Jerry. Masters of improvisation in jazz and in their everyday lives, they find a way to escape Chicago before being sent to sleep with the fishes. Disguising themselves as women, they join an all-female jazz ensemble and hop on a train to Florida. Later, Joe dons the persona of a wealthy businessman to win over the outfit's feisty frontwoman Sugar and Jerry finds himself being pursued by a real millionaire whilst the mobsters close in...

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Dates

Opening night: 18 March 2025

Run time

Two hours and 30 minutes with one interval

Cast and Creative

Creative

Directed and choreographed by Casey Nichola
Scenic design by Scott Pask
Costume design by Gregg Barnes
Lightning design by Natasha Katz
Sound design by Brian Ronan
Hair and wig design by Josh Marquette
Music directed by Darryl Archibald
Orchestrations by Charlie Rosen and Bryan Carter
Dance and incidental music arranged by Glen Kelly
Hair and skin consultant Cheryl Thomas

Awards

2024 Grammy awards

Best Musical Theatre album

TONY AWARDs 2023 

Best Leading Actor in a Musical - J. Harrison Ghee (Broadway)
Best Choreography - Casey Nicholaw
Best Orchestration - Charlie Rosen and Bryan Carter
Best Costume Design of a Musical - Gregg Barnes 

TONY AWARD 2023 NOMINATIONS

Best New Musical
Best Leading Actor in a Musical - Christian Borle
Best Leading Actor in a Musical - J. Harrison Ghee
Best Featured Actor in a Musical - Kevin Del Aguila
Best Featured Actress in a Musical - NaTasha Yvette Williams
Best Direction of a Musical - Casey Nicholaw
Best Book of a Musical - Matthew Lopez and Amber Ruffin 
Best Original Score - Music and Lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman
Best Choreography - Casey Nicholaw
Best Orchestration - Charlie Rosen and Bryan Carter
Best Scenic Design - Scott Pask
Best Costume Design of a Musical - Gregg Barnes 
Best Lighting Design of a Musical - Natasha Katz 

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