Singer Mariah Carey might be the world’s most famous Monroe fan. She bought Marilyn’s white piano at Christie’s in 1999, and has written about her love for MM in her autobiography. Now, as Deadline reports, Mariah has joined the production team of Some Like It Hot: The Musical.
“Mariah Carey has signed on as a co-producer of the new musical comedy Some Like It Hot, becoming the latest in a trend of celebrities lending their clout and popularity to support Broadway productions during previews.
‘When [producer] Neil Meron shared this new take on the beloved film,’ said Carey in a statement, ‘I knew I had to be a part of it. To see how this show continues to expand on the film’s legacy – pushing boundaries, promoting inclusion, celebrating diversity – I’m proud to help bring Some Like It Hot for today’s world to new audiences.
Currently in previews at the Shubert Theatre, Some Like It Hot officially opens on Sunday, December 11.”