SOME LIKE IT HOT on Broadway- A Complete Guide

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By: Aug. 31, 2023
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Looking for all the latest info on one of Broadway's hottest shows? BroadwayWorld has the full scoop on everything that you need to know about Some Like It Hot on Broadway. Check out all the details below!

Where is Some Like It Hot playing on Broadway?

Some Like It Hot is running on Broadway at the Shubert Theatre. It is located at 225 West 44th Street in the Theater District of Midtown Manhattan in New York City.

How do I get to Some Like It Hot on Broadway?

The Shubert Theatre is a short walk from Times Square. To arrive by subway, the closest stops are: Times Square-42nd Street (A, C, E, N, Q, R, S, W, 1, 2, 3, 7), 49th Street (N, R, W) and slightly farther away, 42nd Street- Bryant Park (B, D, F, M).

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When did Some Like It Hot open on Broadway?

Some Like It Hot began previews at the Shubert Theatre on November 1, 2022 and offically opened on Broadway on December 11, 2022.

Is Some Like It Hot playing outside of New York City?

Not yet. Some Like It Hot will launch a North American Tour in Fall 2024. Cities and dates for the tour, along with casting and other information, will be announced at a later date.

What is Some Like It Hot based on?

The musical is based on the classic 1959 MGM film Some Like It Hot which has been named the “Funniest American Movie of All Time” by the American Film Institute.

What is Some Like It Hot about?

Set in Chicago when Prohibition has everyone thirsty for a little excitement, SOME LIKE IT HOT is the rollicking story of two musicians forced to flee the Windy City after witnessing a mob hit. With gangsters hot on their heels, they’re on the run as the newest members of the swingingest big band ever to cross the country. Can they hide in plain sight without completely losing themselves? Or will the mob, the truth, and maybe even love itself finally catch up to them?

Do you have to know to movie to see the musical?

Not at all. Though fans of the film will recoginize many callbacks to the original film, the plot is easy to follow without having seen the movie.

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Who wrote Some Like It Hot?

The musical comedy features a book by Tony winner Matthew López (The Inheritance) & Amber Ruffin (“The Amber Ruffin Show”), music by Tony winner Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Tony winner Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman (Hairspray) and direction and choreography by Tony winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon). 

How long is Some Like It Hot?

Some Like It Hot is 2 hours and 30 minutes, including one intermission.

What days of the week does Some Like It Hot play on Broadway?

Check the current schedule of Broadway shows here.

Who are the characters in Some Like It Hot?

Characters in Some Like It Hot include: Joe/Josephine/Kip, Jerry/Daphne, Gertrude "Sugar Kane" Mudd, Osgood Fielding III/Pedro Francisco Alvarez, Sweet Sue, Agent Mulligan, Spats Colombo, and Minnie.

Who was in the original Broadway cast of Some Like It Hot

The original Broadway cast included: Christian Borle, J. Harrison Ghee, Adrianna Hicks, Kevin Del Aguila, NaTasha Yvette Williams, Adam Heller, Mark Lotito, and Angie Schworer.

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Is the original Broadway cast still in Some Like It Hot?

Yes! The original Broadway cast can still be seen in the production today.

What songs are in Some Like It Hot?

Musical numbers in Some Like It Hot include:

"What Are You Thirsty For?" - Sue & Ensemble
"You Can't Have Me (If You Don't Have Him)" - Joe & Jerry
"Vamp!" - Joe & Jerry
"I'm California Bound" - Sue, Joe, Jerry, Sugar & Ensemble
"A Darker Shade of Blue" - Sugar
"Take It Up A Step" - Sugar, Josephine, Daphne, & Ensemble
"Zee Bap" - Sue, Daphne, & Female Ensemble
"At the Old Majestic Nickel Matinee" - Sugar
"Poor Little Millionaire" - Osgood & Ensemble
"Some Like It Hot" - Sue, Sugar, Daphne & Ensemble
"Let's Be Bad" - Osgood, Daphne, & Ensemble
"Let's Dance the World Away" - Joe, Sugar, Ensemble
"Fly, Mariposa, Fly" - Osgood & Male Ensemble
"You Could've Knocked Me Over With a Feather" - Daphne
"He Lied When He Said Hello" - Joe & Female Ensemble
"Ride Out the Storm" - Sugar
"Tip Tap Trouble" - Company 
"Baby, Let's Get Good" - Company

Does Some Like It Hot have a cast recording?

Yes, the Some Like It Hot (Original Broadway Cast Recording) is available from Concord Theatricals Recordings. The album is produced by Scott M. Riesett and Tony Award nominee Marc Shaiman, co-produced by Tony Award winners Charlie Rosen, Bryan Carter and Mary-Mitchell Campbell with music by Marc Shaiman and lyrics by Tony Award nominee Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman

Did Some Like It Hot win any awards?

Some Like It Hot was the most-awarded show of the 2022-2023 Broadway season including 4 Tony Awards for: Best Choreography – Casey Nicholaw; Best Lead Actor in a Musical – J. Harrison Ghee; Best Orchestrations – Charlie Rosen & Bryan Carter; and Best Costume Design of a Musical – Gregg Barnes. Some Like It Hot also received three Best Musical Awards from the Drama Desk Awards, Outer Critics Circle Awards and The Drama League.

Can I bring my child to Some Like It Hot?

Yes! Some Like It Hot is recommended for ages 10 and up. Children under the age of 4 will not be admitted into the theatre.

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How do I get tickets to Some Like It Hot?

You can get tickets to Some Like It Hot and every other Broadway show here. 

Does Some Like It Hot have a lottery?

Yes! A limited number of in-person rush tickets will be available at each performance for $40/ticket when Box Office opens the day of the performance. Digital lottery starts at 12am one day before the performance and ends the same day at 3PM. Enter below.

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Video: SOME LIKE IT HOTs Kayla Pecchioni Talks Understudying on Broadway with CBS Sunday M Photo
Video: SOME LIKE IT HOT's Kayla Pecchioni Talks Understudying on Broadway with CBS Sunday Morning

CBS Sunday Morning correspondent Jim Axelrod spoke with Broadway understudy Kayla Pecchioni, who is currently a swing in Some Like it Hot, and was previously the Nelly O'Brien understudy in Paradise Square. Watch the video here!

Photos: SOME LIKE IT HOT Cast and Creatives Sign Albums at the Museum of Broadway Photo
Photos: SOME LIKE IT HOT Cast and Creatives Sign Albums at the Museum of Broadway

Cast members and creatives from Some Like It Hot gathered at the Museum of Broadway for a signing of the cast recording on Tuesday, October 17. Check out photos from the event here!

SOME LIKE IT HOT Announces Broadway Closing Date Photo
SOME LIKE IT HOT Announces Broadway Closing Date

The most award-winning musical of the 2022-2023 season, SOME LIKE IT HOT has announced a closing date at Broadway’s Shubert Theatre before it launches a national tour and West End production.

J. Harrison Ghee Out of SOME LIKE IT HOT for At Least 6 Weeks Photo
J. Harrison Ghee Out of SOME LIKE IT HOT for At Least 6 Weeks

J. Harrison Ghee, the talented star of 'Some Like It Hot,' will be taking a temporary leave from the show to undergo surgery. Find out which performances will be affected and how long Ghee is expected to be away from the production. Stay updated with the latest news on this medical leave and its impact on the 'Some Like It Hot' cast.

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