The West End revival of Some Like It Hot, the stage adaptation of Billy Wilder’s 1959 Hollywood film classic, planned for this autumn is looking highly unlikely after the arrest of its producer Paul Coxwell on alleged VAT fraud (See News, 20 Feb 2007). According to The Stage, which has been closely following Coxwell’s apparent financial shenanigans, said police searched premises in London and High Wycombe last week before arresting the 22-year-old. Coxwell was thrown off the recent West End production of Underneath the Lintel, starring The West Wing’s Richard Schiff, after he failed to raise the promised funds, and has fallen out with several other business partners to whom he owes money for these and other projects, including a cancelled tour of Personals starring Gary Wilmot. Funny Girl composer Jule Styne and lyricist Bob Merrill’s original stage version of Billy Wilder’s was entitled Sugar and premiered in 1972 at Broadway’s Majestic Theatre, where it ran for over 500 performances. The title was changed back to Some Like It Hot for a 1992 UK production, directed by and starring Tommy Steele, which had a three-month run at the Prince Edward Theatre following a regional tour. Coxwell’s revival was due to be directed by Broadway and West End veteran director Jerry Zaks.