Sugar Babies 1979

Opened: October 8, 1979
Closing: August 28, 1982

Sugar Babies - 1979 - Broadway History , Info & More

Mark Hellinger Theatre
237 West 51st St. New York, NY

SUGAR BABIES, a tribute to the burlesque era, was conceived by Ralph G. Allen and Harry Rigby and with music by Jimmy McHugh and lyrics by Dorothy Fields and Al Dubin. It opened on Broadway in 1979 with staging and choreography by Ernest Flatt, music direction by Glen Roven, scenic and costume design by Raoul Pene Du Bois, lighting by Gilbert Vaughn Hemsley, Jr., and vocal arrangements and lyrics by Arthur Malvin, with orchestrations by Dick Hyman.

The original Broadway cast starred Mickey Rooney in his Broadway debut, as well as Ann Miller, Scot Stewart, Tom Boyd, Peter Leeds, Jack Fletcher, Jimmy Matthews, Bob Williams, Sid Stone, Michael Davis and Ann Jillian.

The Broadway run was followed by a short 1980 US tour, which starred Carol Channing and Robert Morse. That same year, it was nominated for eight Tony Awards. Following a second US tour, SUGAR BABIES debuted on the West End in 1988.

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A Good Old Burlesque Show
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Meet Me 'Round the Corner
I Want a Girl
In Louisiana
Goin' Back to New Orleans
The Broken Arms Hotel
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Immigration Rose
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Sugar Babies has had 5 productions including Broadway which opened in 1979, Broadway which opened in 1979, US Tour which opened in 1980, US Tour which opened in 1981 and West End which opened in 1988.