Marc Shaiman calls ‘Some Like It Hot’ ‘a big f–king great musical comedy’

Marc Shaiman calls ‘Some Like It Hot’ ‘a big f–king great musical comedy’

Marc Shaiman described his new present, “Some Like It Scorching,” to Web page Six as “an enormous f–king nice musical comedy.”

“My Judaism overrides any potential to get pleasure from,” the “Hairspray” composer instructed us Friday night time at a star-studded cocktail celebration celebrating the present, which is predicated on the 1959 Marilyn Monroe film of the identical title.

“Though I shouldn’t make jokes anymore on this anti-Semitic world however I’m at all times simply ready for the opposite shoe to drop.”

Marc Shaiman described his new Broadway present as a “f–king nice musical comedy.”Matteo Prandoni/BFA.com

Regardless of his tempered enthusiasm, the Tony winner, 63, went on to clarify that the musical comedy — co-written with longtime collaborator Scott Whitman — is “very modern in our themes.”

Shaiman mentioned that the tweaks that differentiate the present from the unique screenplay, which additionally starred Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis, have been minor.

The musical is about to open in December.

“The modifications we’ve needed to make have been within the fantastic place of, ‘How can we shine this up?’” he defined.

“Nevertheless it’s by no means like, ‘What the f–ok are we going to do now?’ So I’ve slept, however all the things I say, I really feel like I’m cursing it.”

The musical stars Tony winner Christian Borle (left).Marc J. Franklin/Broadway.com

Just like the movie, the musical follows the story of jazz-age musicians struggling throughout Prohibition – however now options black actors and updates the theme of gender.

The present additionally offers with the film’s immortal final line — “no one’s good” — in “a really fantastic means,” Shaiman teased.

Shaiman, who lately scored the Billy Eichner rom-com, “Bros,” additionally wowed the gang on the star-studded celebration with a efficiency of the present’s title quantity.

“Some Like It Scorching” is at present in previews and opens Dec. 11.

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