Sunday, May 17, 2020

Musical Based On Some Like It Hot To Open On Broadway In 2021

January 8, 2020. Care to guess what happened on that date? Don't worry. I won't fault you if you don't know. In fact, I had to do a little research to find out myself. O.K. O.K, I won't hold you in suspense. On that date, I posted a blog about how the critically acclaimed Off-Broadway production of Sing Street was headed to the Great White Way. It was scheduled to open at the Lyceum Theatre on April 19. Sadly, it was among fourteen other shows that were set to open this season. That is until the Coronavirus changed our world forever. Now I know what you're thinking. What does that have to do with today's blog?

Well as it turns out, January 8, 2020, was the last time I posted a blog about a new show coming to Broadway. That's almost four and a half months ago. Since then, my blogs have been limited to show closings and postponements, and the various shows and benefits that are available to stream. Now finally, there is some exciting news to report. Based on the 1959 film starring Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, and Marilyn Monroe, Some Like It Hot is set to premier on Broadway in the Fall of 2021. Prior to the pandemic, it was scheduled to have have it's world premier in Chicago in the Spring of 2021.

Featuring a score by Tony Award winners Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, a book by Matthew Lopez, and direction and choreography by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw, the show is being produced by the Shubert Organization and Neil Meron, and co-produced by Roy Furman, Robert Greenblatt, and the Nederlander Organization. Now I don't know about you, but I can't wait to see this. Here's hoping even more new shows will be announced in the coming months. Stay safe everyone, and keep looking out for each other. Until next time theatre fans.

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