The Shubert Organization and producers Craig Zadan & Neil Meron announced that they have acquired the coveted rights to adapt Some Like It Hot as an all-new musical for the stage from Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios. Some Like It Hot follows two musicians who witness a mob-connected murder and flee town, disguising themselves as women in an all-female band. It is scheduled to premiere on Broadway in 2020.
Jonathan Glickman, President, MGM’s Motion Picture Group and Head of Live Stage Theatrical Productions, said “Some Like It Hot is one of the crown jewels of MGM’s library. Craig, Neil and the Shubert Organization have assembled a world class creative team and we can’t wait to see it on Broadway.”
The score is by Tony Award®-winning songwriters Marc Shaiman (Music & Lyrics) and Scott Wittman (Lyrics) and the book is by playwright Matthew Lopez. It will be directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw, one of the most in-demand director-choreographers in the world.
Some Like It Hot is the first show to be produced under the previously announced development and production deal between The Shubert Organization and Zadan & Meron. They are delighted to welcome Roy Furman, Robert Greenblatt, and the Nederlander Organization to the producing team.