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‘Some Like It Sizzling’ Wins for Finest Musical Theater Album

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“Some Like It Sizzling,” a brand new jazz age musical adaptation of the traditional 1959 Billy Wilder movie, received a Grammy Award on Sunday for greatest musical theater album.

It was tailored from the traditional film comedy during which Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis play two musicians who costume as girls to flee the mob.

The present, an enormous and plush manufacturing, had a tough time on Broadway and closed in December at a loss after a one-year run. However the rating was praised, with the New York Occasions theater critic Jesse Inexperienced writing that the first-act songs “are just about all knockouts.”

The award was given to the present’s principal vocalists, Christian Borle, J. Harrison Ghee, Adrianna Hicks and NaTasha Yvette Williams; the songwriting group of Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman; and 5 album producers. Wittman and Shaiman additionally received a musical present album Grammy in 2003 for “Hairspray.”

This 12 months’s 5 Grammy-nominated forged albums have been all for musicals that opened on Broadway throughout the 2022-23 season.

The opposite nominees have been “Kimberly Akimbo,” a poignant comedy a couple of highschool pupil with a genetic dysfunction and a criminally dysfunctional household; “Parade,” a revival of a 1998 musical exploring the true story of Leo Frank, a Jewish manufacturing facility supervisor who was lynched in early Twentieth-century Georgia; “Shucked,” a romantic comedy with a rustic sound and a whole lot of corn-based puns; and “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Avenue,” a revival of the 1979 Stephen Sondheim musical a couple of wronged barber who conspires with an amoral baker on a giddily grotesque vengeance spree.

“Kimberly Akimbo” received final 12 months’s Tony Award for greatest musical, and “Parade” received the Tony for greatest musical revival.

Solely “Kimberly Akimbo” and “Sweeney Todd” are nonetheless working on Broadway, and if you wish to see them in New York, now’s the time: “Kimberly Akimbo” has introduced plans to shut on April 28 and “Sweeney Todd” is anticipated to finish its run on Might 5.

“Kimberly Akimbo” is planning a nationwide tour that’s scheduled to start out in Denver in September. A “Shucked” tour is to start in Nashville in November, and a “Parade” tour is to start in January in Schenectady, N.Y., after which Minneapolis. “Some Like It Hot” had introduced an intention to tour beginning this fall however has not introduced any venues.