The Movie “Some Like It Hot” Transformed into a Broadway Musical

Janina Casey
2 min readDec 9, 2022

Based in New York, Janina Casey serves as managing director with BTIG and delivers solutions in the research equity sales sphere. As a child, she took on roles in commercials and performed in a beachside production of Sound Of Music at the Guy Lombardo Theatre in Long Island. As an adult, Janina Casey continues to be an avid theater enthusiast.

A classic 1959 Billy Wilder cinematic vehicle starring Jack Lemmon and Marilyn Monroe, “Some Like It Hot,” was adapted for the Broadway musical stage in 2022. The action occurs in Prohibition-era Chicago, with a pair of musicians witnessing a mafia hit and needing to make a rapid escape. The hot-footed musicians ultimately find a way out of their dilemma by dressing up as members of an all-girl band and escaping with their identities intact.

The new Broadway production has received positive reviews for its upbeat big-band soundtrack, which extends beyond the handful of songs included in the original movie, such as the Monroe-sung “You Wanna love me.” The musical retains the original movie’s sense of buoyancy and fun while offering a setting in the twenties that enhances its jazz-age flair. “Some Like It Hot” also celebrates nonconformity and the unique value of marching to one’s tune.

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Janina Casey

Janina Casey also acted in live theater performances, including in a production of The Sound of Music staged at the outdoor Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, NY.