Mariah Carey greets viewers at Broadway’s ‘Some Like It Hot’

Mariah Carey made her Broadway debut this week. Kind of.

Simply earlier than the lights dimmed on the Shubert Theater in New York Metropolis for Sunday’s opening night time of the musical “Some Like It Hot,” a recording of Carey’s voice rang out to hush the viewers.

“Welcome to the Shubert Theatre,” Carey mentioned in a video captured by an viewers member who shared his covert recording with Folks. Her voice drew cheers, laughter and applause.

“At this time, please take a moment to turn off your cellphones. And remember: The use of photographic equipment and recording devices is strictly prohibited,” she continued.

After the disclaimer, Carey went on to announce the present: “And now, ‘Some Like It Hot.’”

Carey, who has but to truly carry out on a Broadway stage, joined the musical, which relies on the 1959 movie of the identical title, final month as a producer.

“When Neil Meron shared this new take on the beloved film,” Carey mentioned in an announcement, in line with Deadline, “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.”

Carey introduced Champagne to the solid to mark the musical’s opening night time, Folks reported. And a number of celebrities turned out for the launch, together with Bette Midler, Debra Messing, Uma Thurman, Martin Brief, John Stamos, Billy Eichner and Emily Mortimer.

The present plans to make use of Carey’s voice-over all through its run on the Shubert, the manufacturing workforce confirmed to Playbill.

The musical has the identical premise because the 1959 movie written and directed by Billy Wilder. It facilities on Jazz Age musicians as they wrestle by means of Prohibition within the Twenties.