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‘Some Like It Hot’ Broadway Musical Sets Fall 2021 World Premiere; Chicago Engagement Canceled

‘Some Like It Hot’ Broadway Musical Sets Fall 2021 World Premiere; Chicago Engagement Canceled

Some Like It Hot, a planned stage musical based on the great 1959 Billy Wilder comedy, has set its sights on a Fall 2021 Broadway opening, producers announced today.

The staging would mark the musical’s world premiere: A previously announced pre-Broadway engagement in Chicago has been canceled.

With a book by Matthew Lopez (The Inheritance), music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Shaiman and Scott Wittman (Hairspray), and direction/choreography by Casey Nicholaw (The Prom), Some Like It Hot has been in the development since at least 2018, with a 2020 debut initially planned.

Additional details for the 2021 staging – cast, venue, production dates – will be announced at a later date by producers the Shubert Organization and Neil Meron. Co-producers are Roy Furman, Robert Greenblatt and the Nederlander Organization.

Just the week prior to Broadway’s March 12 shutdown, producers announced plans for a now-scotched March 2-April 4 2021 pre-Broadway limited engagement at Chicago’s Cadillac Palace Theatre.

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