Grammy Award-winning recording artist Mariah Carey has signed on as a co-producer of the new Broadway musical “Some Like It Hot,” based on the 1959 film of the same name.
Currently in previews at the Shubert Theatre, “Some Like It Hot” will officially open on Dec. 11. The musical marks Carey’s first Broadway producing credit.
“I first became familiar with this story through the timeless film starring Marilyn Monroe. She’s been an important touchstone throughout my life, so much so that I acquired her treasured baby grand white piano at an auction,” Carey said in a statement. “When [producer] Neil Meron shared this new take on the beloved film, I knew I had to be a part of it. To see how this show continues to expand on the film’s legacy — pushing boundaries, promoting inclusion, celebrating diversity — I’m proud to help bring ‘Some Like It Hot’ for today’s world to new audiences.”
The new musical comedy features a book by Matthew López and Amber Ruffin, music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Scott Wittman and Shaiman and direction/choreography by Casey Nicholaw.
Notably, Carey and Shaiman co-wrote the Golden Globe-nominated original song “The Star.”
Carey joins a growing list of Broadway producers from the recording industry, including John Legend (a co-producer of “Jitney,” for which he won a Tony Award) and Jennifer Hudson (a co-producer on “A Strange Loop,” for which she won a Tony). Both Legend and Hudson have obtained EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony) status.
Carey is an inductee to the Songwriters Hall of Fame. She is a singer, songwriter and producer recognized with numerous awards, including five Grammys, multiple American Music Awards, Billboard’s “Icon Award” and the World Music Award for “World’s Best-selling Female Artist of the Millennium.”
In addition to Carey and Meron, “Some Like It Hot” is produced by The Shubert Organization 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 and Ostar. D.S. Moynihan is executive producer.