The Tony-award-winning musical Some Like It Hot’, drawing inspiration from the 1959 MGM and United Artists film of the same name, will bring its curtains down on Broadway this December. The musical, co-written by Amber Ruffin and Matthew López, was selected for production during the Writers’ Guild Strike in lieu of the traditional Broadway closures for the season.
What do we know about ‘Some Like It Hot’ and the end of its official run?
On Friday, the show’s producers revealed that it would end in 13 weeks. The musical, which created history with nonbinary performer J. Harrison Ghee’s best lead actor in a musical Tony award, will play at the Shubert Theatre until December 30. The musical, which was nominated for 13 Tony Awards, was one of the few plays, including fellow Tony winner Kimberly Akimbo, that were suffering at the box office and benefited from the regular boost that award-winning shows typically enjoy following the ceremony.
Following the musical’s success, its weekly box office gross hit a high of more than $1 million in June before gradually dropping. Some Like It Hot also received Tony Awards for best choreography, best orchestrations, and best costumes, in addition to outstanding lead actor.
“We are grateful for the opportunity to bring one of the greatest comedy films of all time to the stage with a completely fresh approach. We want to thank the creative team, cast and company of Some Like It Hot who have created an entertaining and moving show that has delighted audiences for the past year, bringing joyous laughter to the Shubert Theatre. We are thrilled to see this production’s journey continue beyond Broadway with the national tour next season and a future West End production as well.”Producers of ‘Some Like It Hot,’ Robert Wankel and Neil Meron
Who is behind ‘Some Like It Hot’?
The Shubert Organization and Neil Meron produced the production, which was co-produced by MGM on Stage. Roy Furman, Robert Greenblatt, James L. Nederlander, Kenny Leon, Hunter Arnold, John Gore Organization, The Dalgleish Library Company Group, Sheboygan Conservatory Partners, Ambassador Theatre Group Productions, Bob Boyett, Cue to Cue Productions, Janet and Marvin Rosen, The Araca Group, Concord Theatricals, Marc Howard, Independent Presenters Network, Juanita Jordan, Jujamcyn Theaters and Henry R. D. S. Moynihan served as executive producers.