Cover of The Dramatist Season in Review 2022-2023
Broadway Show: Some Like It Hot with Marc Shaiman
Marc Shaiman by Bronwen Sharp for The Dramatist
Photo: Bronwen Sharp

What is a favorite memory from this season?

Undoubtably my favorite memory of this past season has got to be when Scott [Wittman] and I were invited to celebrate Some Like it Hot’s thirteen Tony nominations by going down to Marie’s Crisis piano bar in the West Village for a Shaiman/Wittman sing-a-long. Scott and I met at Marie’s in 1976 (1976!), and then I worked there for a few months (I was secretly only sixteen years old, playing in a bar—ssh, don’t tell them; the statute of limitations may not have expired!).

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Marc Shaiman
Marc Shaiman

is a Tony, Grammy, Emmy-winning, and seven-time Oscar-nominated lyricist/composer. Credits include Some Like It Hot, Hairspray, Catch Me If You Can, Charlie & The Chocolate Factory, Sleepless In Seattle, Patch Adams, The First Wives Club, The American President, South Park, Beaches, When Harry Met Sally, City Slickers, The Addams Family, Sister Act, A Few Good Men, Mary Poppins Returns, SNL, and Smash.