In the face of the pandemic, Amber Ruffin owned 2020 making incredible strides by starring in her own Late Night show “The Amber Ruffin Show” on Peacock streaming service and co-authoring a new book titled You’ll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey.

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Ruffin is now taking that same energy into 2021 with news that the “Late Night with Seth Myers” writer is now co-writing the Broadway musical Some Like it Hot. Ruffin, a 4-time Emmy nominee, joins a production team including Matthew López, Casey Nicholaw, Marc Shaiman, and Scott Wittman.

According to Deadline, Ruffin calls the musical a “groundbreaking project.” This new project is a remake of the 1959 film of the same title that starred Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon.


The musical is still in the works and is not expected to premiere until 2022. The cast has not yet been revealed.