How Mariah Carey’s love for Marilyn Monroe got her into Broadway’s Some Like It Hot

The Queen of Christmas has set her sights on the Great White Way.

Mariah Carey and the producers of the Broadway musical Some Like It Hot announced Monday that the Christmas icon will help co-produce the new musical, Deadline reported.

Based on the 1959 film starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon, the show follows two men who are forced to join an all-female singing group in order to avoid mob hitmen.

Carey – who is a self-proclaimed superfan of the late bombshell – was thrilled to join the production team.

“When Neil Meron showed this new take on the beloved film, I knew I had to be a part of it,” Carey said in a statement.

“To see how this show continues to build on the legacy of film – pushing boundaries, promoting inclusion, celebrating diversity – I’m proud to help bring ‘Some Like It Hot’ to new audiences for today’s world.”

According to the “All I Want for Christmas Is You” singer, Monroe was a touchstone in her life.

Based on the 1959 film starring Marylin Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon, the show follows two men who are forced to join an all-female singing group in order to avoid mob hitmen.
Based on the 1959 film starring Marilyn Monroe – above, starring Jack Lemmon – the show follows two men who join an all-female singing group to avoid mob hitmen.
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The show - which is currently in preview with its December 11 premiere - will be directed by Adrianna Hicks, who will play the Marilyn Monroe character of Sugar, while starring alongside Christian Borel and J. Harrison Ghee.
The show – which is currently in preview with a December 11 premiere – stars Adrianna Hicks, who plays the Marilyn Monroe character from Sugar. The show also features Christian Borle and J. Harrison Ghee.
According to Carey, Monroe was a touchstone in her life.
According to Carey, Monroe was a touchstone in her life.
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"To see this show continue to build on the legacy of film - pushing boundaries, promoting inclusion, celebrating diversity - I'm proud to help bring 'Some Like It Hot' to new audiences in today's world.”
“To see how this show continues to build on the legacy of film – pushing boundaries, promoting inclusion, celebrating diversity – I’m proud to help bring ‘Some Like It Hot’ to new audiences for today’s world,” Carey said in a statement.
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“I was first introduced to this story by the timeless film starring Marilyn Monroe,” Carey continued. “She has been an important touchstone throughout my life, so much so that I purchased her prized white baby grand piano at auction.”

The show – which is currently in preview, premiering December 11 – stars Adrianna Hicks, who plays the Marilyn Monroe character from Sugar, alongside Christian Borle and J. Harrison Ghee.

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