SOME LIKE IT HOT, a new Broadway musical comedy which was postponed due to the pandemic, held a workshop that included Christian Borle as Joe/Josephine, Kevin Del Aguila as Osgood, J. Harrison Ghee as Jerry/Daphne, Adam Heller as Mulligan, Adrianna Hicks as Sugar, Mark Lotito as Spats, and NaTasha Yvette Williams as Sweet Sue.
The new musical features a book by Matthew Lopez (The Inheritance), music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman (Hairspray) and direction and choreography by Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon). The musical is based on the classic MGM Oscar-winning film SOME LIKE IT HOT and is produced by The Shubert Organization and Neil Meron. Dates for a Broadway run have not been announced.
Four-time Tony Award winner and playwright Harvey Fierstein’s new memoir, I Was Better Last Night, is now available on Alfred A. Knopt; a free live stream conversation ensued with Fierstein and journalist Michael Musto and post Q&A with viewers. A tour is set in the New York and Ct. areas. Here is the link: For ticketing, additional information, and to learn about future events, please visit: www.harveyfierstein.com/events
The world premiere of Selina Fillinger‘s new play POTUS: Or, Behind Every Great Dumbass are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive. A 2019 selection for The Kilroys’ List, this modern farce will stake its flag on Broadway this spring at the iconic Shubert Theatre (225 West 44th Street). POTUS marks the Broadway debut of 28-year-old playwright Selina Fillinger (Something Clean), in a production directed by five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman (The Producers, The Scottsboro Boys).
The cast includes Lilli Cooper, Lea DeLaria, Rachel Dratch, Julianne Hough, Suzy Nakamora, Julie White, Vanessa Williams, Anita Abdinezhad, Lisa Helmi Johanson and directed by Susan Stroman. www.potusbway.com
Theater for the New City presents LARRY & LUCY by Peter Welch, directed by Joe John Batista. A gritty, often humorous drama in which a once-successful street muralist and a runaway, opiate-addictedteenage girl face their inner demons together – March 30 thru April 17 at 155 First Ave. (at E. 10 St.) The cast features Larry Fleishman as Larry and Chelsea Grace as Lucy. Playwright Peter Welch appears in various supporting roles. Show’s web page https://theaterforthenewcity.net/shows/larry-and-lucy/
The World Premiere of what you are now by Sam Chanse (Out of Time), directed by Steve Cosson (Whisper House), and presented by Ensemble Studio Theatre, The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and The Civilians begins March 9 at EST’s Curt Dempster Theatre (545 W. 52 St.) with opening night set for March 17, with a limited run thru April 3. The cast of what you are nowwill include Sonnie Brown (“Pose”), Curran Connor (Dido of Idaho), Emma Kikue (God Said This), Robert Lee Leng (“Awkwafina is Nora from Queens”) and Pisay Pao (“Z Nation”). www.ESTnyc.org