Some love it when it’s hotthe Tony-winning musical based on the 1959 MGM and United Artists film of the same name, closes on Broadway in December.
Producers announced on Friday that the show would close in thirteen weeks. The musical, which made history for Best Lead Actor by non-binary star J. Harrison Ghee in a Tony-winning musical, will be on display through December 30 at the Shubert Theater.
“We are grateful for the opportunity to bring one of the greatest comedy films of all time to the stage with a brand new approach,” said producers Robert Wankel and Neil Meron. “We would like to thank the creative team, cast and company Some love it when it’s hot who have created an entertaining and moving show that has delighted audiences and brought joyful laughter to the Shubert Theater over the past year. We are excited to see this production’s journey extend beyond Broadway, with the national tour next season and also a future West End production.”
The musical, nominated for 13 Tony Awards, was among a handful of productions, as was the fellow Tony winner Kimberly Akimbo, which struggled at the box office and benefited from the regular, award-winning shows that typically air after the ceremony. In June, following the musical’s wins, the weekly box office gross peaked at over $1 million before steadily declining.
This year, both the musical and the Tony Awards attracted extra attention after the awards ceremony was initially denied due to the televised ceremony during the writers’ strike. The Tonys later went on as planned on June 11, as an unscripted telecast, after the Writers Guild of America agreed not to picket the event.
In addition to the win for Best Leading Actor Tony, Some love it when it’s hot also won for best choreography, best orchestrations and best costumes.
The show will launch a national tour in 2024, followed by a West End production in 2025. It will be produced by The Shubert Organization and Neil Meron in association with Ambassador Theater Group.
Some love it when it’s hot opened on December 11, 2022, after the November previews. The musical features a book by Matthew López and Amber Ruffin, music and lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, and direction and choreography by Casey Nicholaw. The original cast includes Ghee, Christian Borle, Adrianna Hicks, Kevin Del Aguila and NaTasha Yvette Williams.
The show was produced by The Shubert Organization and Neil Meron and co-produced by MGM on Stage. Other co-producers include Roy Furman, Robert Greenblatt, James L. Nederlander, Kenny Leon, Hunter Arnold, John Gore Organization, The Dalgleish Library Company Group, Sheboygan Conservatory Partners, Ambassador Theater 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. DS Moynihan executive produced.