From the premiere of the 2021 ‘Smash’ duo to ‘Something Looks Good’ Musical – Variety –1 min read
A new music based on the classic film “Some Like It Hot” will premiere on Broadway in early 2021.
The show features a book by “heir” Matthew Lopez and features music and lyrics from “Smash” and “Hairspray”! The team of Mark Shayman and Scott Whitman was originally scheduled to make its debut in Chicago in the spring of 2021. It is now leaving Windy City on the Great White Way. Casey Nicolau, best known for “The Book of Mormon” and “Spammalt”, will host and choreograph a show.
This is not the first time Billy Wilder’s comedy for the stage has been accepted. In 1972, four Tony were nominated for Broadway.
For film illiterates, “It’s Popular Like Some People” centers on two musicians fleeing the crowd, disguising themselves as members of an all-female band to prevent them from escaping because they witnessed the murder. This is considered to be one of the best screen jokes ever made.
“Some Like It Hot” will be produced by the Schubert Organization and Neil Meron, and co-produced by Wright Farman, Robert Greenblatt and the Netherlands.