Some Like It Hot, the well-reviewed musical stage adaptation of the traditional 1959 movie comedy and winner of 4 2023 Tony Awards, will play its closing efficiency at Broadway‘s Shubert Theatre on Saturday, December 30, producers have introduced.
One of the extra extremely lauded productions of the 2022-23 season, the musical by no means fairly caught on with audiences, not less than not sufficient to put the present within the fully-fledged hit class. Box workplace figures for the week ending Sept. 24 point out that solely 61% of seats had been crammed on the Shubert, with a gross that week of $681,485. The figures recommend a reasonably regular decline in viewers curiosity from the present’s most up-to-date excessive level of $1,143,488, which got here in June following the musical’s first rate displaying on the Tony Awards, the place J. Harrison Ghee took the coveted trophy for greatest lead actor in a musical.
The present additionally gained Tonys for orchestrations, choreography and costume design.
A nationwide tour will launch in September 2024 and a West End manufacturing will observe in 2025, produced by The Shubert Organization and Neil Meron in partnership with Ambassador Theatre Group.
“We are grateful for the chance to convey one of many best comedy movies of all time to the stage with a totally contemporary strategy,” mentioned producers Robert Wankel and Neil Meron in a press release. “We wish to thank the inventive workforce, solid and firm of Some Like It Hot who’ve created an entertaining and shifting present that has delighted audiences for the previous 12 months, bringing joyous laughter to the Shubert Theatre. We are thrilled to see this manufacturing’s journey proceed past Broadway with the nationwide tour subsequent season and a future West End manufacturing as nicely.”
At the time of its closing efficiency, Some Like It Hot may have performed the Shubert for greater than a 12 months, having began previews on Nov. 1, 2022, with a Dec. 11 opening night time. The musical may have performed 483 performances at closing.
The musical includes a guide by Matthew López and Amber Ruffin, music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman and route and choreography by Casey Nicholaw. The authentic solid included Ghee, Christian Borle, Adrianna Hicks, Kevin Del Aguila, and NaTasha Yvette Williams.
Some Like It Hot is produced by The Shubert Organization and Neil Meron and co-produced by MGM on Stage, Roy Furman, Robert Greenblatt, James L. Nederlander, Kenny Leon, Hunter Arnold, John Gore Organization, The Dalgleish Library Company Group, Sheboygan Conservatory Partners, Ambassador Theatre Group Productions, Bob Boyett, Cue to Cue Productions, Janet and Marvin Rosen, The Araca Group, Concord Theatricals, Marc Howard, Independent Presenters Network, Juanita Jordan, Jujamcyn Theaters, Henry R. Muñoz III, Ostar, and Mariah Carey. D. S. Moynihan is Executive Producer.