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Sugar Babies   
The Burlesque Musical

 
Mark Hellinger Theatre , (10/08/1979 - 8/28/1982)
First Preview:Oct 04, 1979 Total Previews:8
Opening Date:Oct 08, 1979   
Closing Date:Aug 28, 1982 Total Performances:1208

Category: Musical, Revue, Comedy, Burlesque, Original, Broadway


Production Staff [Collapse]
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Messrs. Nederlander
Produced by Terry Allen Kramer and Harry Rigby; Produced in association with Columbia Pictures; Associate Producer: Jack Schlissel, Thomas Walton Associates and Frank Montalvo
Conceived by Ralph G. Allen and Harry Rigby; Sketches based on traditional material written by Ralph G. Allen; Music by Jimmy McHugh; Lyrics by Dorothy Fields and Al Dubin; Additional music by Arthur Malvin, Jay Livingston ("The Sugar Baby Bounce"), Ray Evans ("The Sugar Baby Bounce"), George Oppenheimer ("I Feel a Song Comin' On") and Herbert Stothart ("Cuban Love Song"); Additional lyrics by Arthur Malvin, Jay Livingston ("The Sugar Baby Bounce", "Warm and Willing"), Ray Evans ("The Sugar Baby Bounce", "Warm and Willing"), George Oppenheimer ("I Feel a Song Comin' On"), Eugene West ("Immigration Rose"), Irwin Dash ("Immigration Rose", "You Can't Blame Your Uncle Sammy"), Ted Koehler ("I'm Shooting High") and Jack Frost ("When You and I Were Young, Maggie Blues"); Vocal arrangements by Arthur Malvin; Additional Vocal Arrangements by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane; Musical Director: Glen Roven; Music orchestrated by Dick Hyman; Dance arrangements by Arnold Gross
Entire production supervised by Ernest Flatt; Staged by Ernest Flatt; Choreographed by Ernest Flatt; Sketches Directed by Rudy Tronto; Assistant Choreographer: Toni Kaye
Scenic Design by Raoul Pène Du Bois; Costume Design by Raoul Pène Du Bois; Lighting Design by Gilbert V. Hemsley, Jr.; Hair Design by Joseph Dal Corso; Assistant to Mr. Hemsley: James Sprading; Costume Assistant to Mr. du Bois: John Helgerson, Lee Austin and Bill Kellard; Scenic Assistant to Mr. du Bois: Fred Kolough; Props Assistant to Mr. du Bois: Suri Bieler
General Manager: Jack Schlissel, Jay Kingwill and The Kingwill Office; Company Manager: Alan Wasser
Production Stage Manager: Thomas Kelly; Stage Manager: Bob Burland; Assistant Stage Mgr: Jay B. Jacobson and David Campbell
Associate Conductor: Patrick Holland
General Press Representative: Henry Luhrman Associates; Casting: Elizabeth R. Woodman; Dance Captain: Hank Brunjes and Laurie Sloan; Doves trained by Ed Krieg; Poster Art by Hilary Knight; Press Representative: Kevin P. McAnarney and Terry M. Lilly
Cast
Ann Miller Ann
Mickey Rooney
Broadway debut
Mickey
Tom Boyd Tom
Jack Fletcher Jack
Ann Jillian Jillian
Peter Leeds Peter
Jimmy Mathews Jimmy
Scot Stewart Scot
Sid Stone Sid
Bob Williams Performer
Jonathan Aronson A Member of the Gaiety Quartet
Laura Booth Ensemble: A Sugar Baby
Hank Brunjes A Member of the Gaiety Quartet Alternate
Christine Busini Ensemble: A Sugar Baby
Diane Duncan Ensemble: A Sugar Baby
Chris Elia Ensemble: A Sugar Baby
Debbie Gornay Ensemble: A Sugar Baby
Barbara Hanks Ensemble: A Sugar Baby
Jeri Kansas Ensemble: A Sugar Baby
Barbara Mandra Ensemble: A Sugar Baby
Robin Manus Ensemble: A Sugar Baby
Faye Fujisaki Mar Ensemble: A Sugar Baby
Eddie Pruett A Member of the Gaiety Quartet
Michael Radigan A Member of the Gaiety Quartet
Linda Ravinsky Ensemble: A Sugar Baby
Michele Rogers Ensemble: A Sugar Baby
Rose Scudder Ensemble: A Sugar Baby
Laurie Sloan Ensemble: A Sugar Baby Alternate
Terpsie Toon Ensemble: A Sugar Baby Alternate
Jeff Veazey A Member of the Gaiety Quartet
Patti Watson Ensemble: A Sugar Baby
Understudies: Tom Boyd (Jack, Jimmy, Mickey, Peter, Sid), Hank Brunjes (Tom), Diane Duncan (Jillian), Michael Radigan (Scot), Michele Rogers (Jillian) and Rose Scudder (Ann)
Tony Award®
 1980 Best Musical [nominee]
Produced by Terry Allen Kramer and Harry Rigby
 1980 Best Book of a Musical [nominee]
Conceived by Ralph G. Allen and Harry Rigby
 1980 Best Original Score [nominee]
Additional music by Arthur Malvin; Additional lyrics by Arthur Malvin
 1980 Best Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Mickey Rooney
 1980 Best Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Ann Miller
 1980 Best Costume Design [nominee]
Raoul Pène Du Bois
 1980 Best Choreography [nominee]
Ernest Flatt
 1980 Best Direction of a Musical [nominee]
Ernest Flatt
 1980 Best Direction of a Musical [nominee]
Rudy Tronto
Drama Desk Award
 1980 Outstanding Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Mickey Rooney
 1980 Outstanding Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Ann Miller
music by Jimmy McHugh
(Unless otherwise noted)
 

ACT 1Sung By
A Good Old Burlesque Show
(lyrics by Arthur Malvin)
Mickey and His Friends
Let Me Be Your Sugar Baby
(music by Arthur Malvin; lyrics by Arthur Malvin)
Peter, Jack and The Sugar Babies
In Louisiana
(lyrics by Arthur Malvin)
Ann, The Sugar Babies and The Gaiety Quartet
I Feel a Song Comin' On
(music by Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields and George Oppenheimer; lyrics by Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields and George Oppenheimer)
Ann, The Sugar Babies and The Gaiety Quartet
Goin' Back to New Orleans
(music by Arthur Malvin; lyrics by Arthur Malvin)
Ann, The Sugar Babies and The Gaiety Quartet
Sally
(lyrics by Arthur Malvin)
Scot, Barbara Hanks and The Sugar Babies
Immigration Rose
(lyrics by Eugene West and Irwin Dash)
Mickey and The Gaiety Quartet
Don't Blame Me
(lyrics by Dorothy Fields)
Ann and Eddie Pruett
The Sugar Baby Bounce
(music by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans; lyrics by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans)
Jillian, Chris and Linda Ravinsky
Down at the Gaiety Burlesque
(music by Arthur Malvin; lyrics by Arthur Malvin)
Ann, Mickey, Jeff Veazey and The Sugar Babies
Mr. Banjo Man
(music by Arthur Malvin; lyrics by Arthur Malvin)
Ann, Mickey, Jeff Veazey and The Sugar Babies
ACT 2Sung By
I'm Keeping Myself Available for You
(lyrics by Arthur Malvin)
Jillian and The Sugar Babies
Exactly Like You
(lyrics by Dorothy Fields)
Jillian and The Sugar Babies
Warm and Willing
(lyrics by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans)
Jillian
Cuban Love Song
(music by Jimmy McHugh and Herbert Stothart; lyrics by Dorothy Fields)
Scot and Michele
Every Day Another Tune
(music by Arthur Malvin; lyrics by Arthur Malvin)
Mickey and Ann
I Can't Give You Anything But Love, Baby
(lyrics by Dorothy Fields)
Mickey and Ann
I'm Shooting High
(lyrics by Ted Koehler)
Mickey and Ann
When You And I Were Young, Maggie Blues
(lyrics by Jack Frost)
Mickey and Ann
On The Sunny Side Of The Street
(lyrics by Dorothy Fields)
Mickey and Ann
You Can't Blame Your Uncle Sammy
(lyrics by Al Dubin and Irwin Dash)
The Full Company