I have a special place in my heart for crime-based comedies.
Featuring a score by Marc Shaiman (Bette! Divine Madness) and Scott Wittman (Hairspray), a book by Matthew López (The Inheritance) and Amber Ruffin (The Amber Ruffin Show), and choreography and direction by Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon), SOME LIKE IT HOT is playing at the Shubert Theatre on the Great White Way.
Here’s a joyful look at the super-talented cast recording the original Broadway cast album.
This isn’t the first musical based on the 1959 movie starring Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, and Marilyn Monroe. The film, about two musicians who disguise themselves by dressing as women to escape from mafia gangsters—who they witnessed committing a crime—first came to Broadway in 1972 as Sugar. Robert Morse, Tony Roberts, and Elaine Joyce (as Sugar Cane) led the cast.
My favorite tune from the show: Robert Morse (as Daphne) and Elaine Joyce singing We Could Be Close.
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