Broadway’s Some Like It Hot is leading the nominations for the 76th Annual Tony Awards. Based on the 1959 film of the same name, the musical comedy received 14 nominations, the most for the prestigious awards ceremony.
Some Like It Hot, which opened on Broadway in March of this year, is set in 1929, and follows two musicians who witness a murder and go into hiding by posing as women in an all-female band. Chaos ensues as they navigate their new identities and try to keep their true gender a secret.
Director Casey Nicholaw is recognized for his direction and choreography. Nicholaw, a Tony Award winner himself, is known for his work on hit shows like The Book of Mormon and Aladdin.
Tony Curtis famously played the role of Joe/Josephine in the original film, but on stage, the part is played by Tony Award nominee Santino Fontana. Fontana, who is known for his roles in Frozen and Tootsie, earns him a nomination for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical.
Playing opposite Fontana is Laura Osnes, who plays the role of Sugar Kane, the sultry singer who catches Joe/Josephine’s eye. Osnes, was previously nominated for her work in Bonnie and Clyde and Cinderella.
Some Like It Hot has also been recognized for its music and lyrics, written by Tony Award winner Marc Shaiman and his collaborator Scott Wittman.
Overall, Some Like It Hot’s impressive 14 nominations have solidified its place as one of the most exciting and successful shows on Broadway this year.
The 76th Annual Tony Awards will take place on June 5th, 2023.