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

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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.



GYPSY to Open MTC MainStage's 30th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Music Theatre of Connecticut MainStage, Fairfield County's professional award-winning theatre company, will open its 30th Anniversary Season with a revamped production of "Gypsy." The season-opener will run September 9-25. (more...)

Photo Flash: GYPSY Opens at Music Theatre of Connecticut
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Music Theatre of Connecticut MainStage, Fairfield County's professional award-winning theatre company, will open its 30th Anniversary Season with a revamped production of "Gypsy." The season-opener will run September 9-25. Staged in a cozy 110-seat theatre, this production of "Gypsy" offers audience members the intimacy of a local theatre with the professionalism of Broadway -- an experience only MTC MainStage can provide. (more...)

Hilary Knight Exhibition Gets Extended Through October at New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

Best known as the illustrator of the American classic Eloise, Hilary Knight cites the performing arts as the single greatest influence on his life and career. Now for the first time, Knight's life-long love of the theatrical is the subject of a comprehensive exhibition, which has been extended through October 14, 2017 at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. Hilary Knight's Stage-Struck World includes original artwork for posters, illustrations for Vanity Fair magazine (where Knight is a contributing editor), Knight's most recent work - three-dimensional portraits in stage-like settings - and costume and set designs for performances and revues that reveal that for Knight, all the world is indeed a stage. (more...)

Andrew Samonksy, Jason Graae, Beverly Ward and More to Star in MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Concert at Rubicon
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

The 2015-16 Janet and Mark L. Goldenson Broadway Musical Concert Series at Rubicon Theatre Company concludes with a concert presentation of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 20, 2018
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Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 20 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 16, 2018
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Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 16 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - October 8, 2018
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Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on October 8 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Jason Graae, Harley Jay and Rebecca Ann Johnson to Star in RETURN TO THE FORBIDDEN PLANET at Rubicon
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Rubicon Theatre Company has announced the complete cast of RETURN TO THE FORBIDDEN PLANET, a fabulously campy send up of 'Forbidden Planet' and other sci-fi film and TV shows of the 1950s which melds plot elements from The Tempest with language from multiple plays by Shakespeare. (more...)

Jason Graae, Harley Jay and Rebecca Ann Johnson to Star in RETURN TO THE FORBIDDEN PLANET at Rubicon
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2016

Rubicon Theatre Company has announced the complete cast of RETURN TO THE FORBIDDEN PLANET, a fabulously campy send up of 'Forbidden Planet' and other sci-fi film and TV shows of the 1950s which melds plot elements from The Tempest with language from multiple plays by Shakespeare. (more...)

Jason Graae and More Lead RETURN TO THE FORBIDDEN PLANET, Beginning Tonight at Rubicon
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Rubicon Theatre Company presents RETURN TO THE FORBIDDEN PLANET, a fabulously campy send up of 'Forbidden Planet' and other sci-fi film and TV shows of the 1950s which melds plot elements from The Tempest with language from multiple plays by Shakespeare. (more...)

BWW Interview: James Walski's '60s TRIP OF LOVE
by Naomi Serviss - Oct 26, 2015

A lover of big, splashy musicals, Walski pared down an enormous playlist, added lava lamps and an enormous magic mushroom and put it all on an Off-Broadway stage. (more...)

Ann Miller In MULHOLLAND DRIVE On Criterion Collection, Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2015

Ann Miller in a modern movie classic! (more...)

Andrew Samonksy, Jason Graae, Beverly Ward and More to Star in MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Concert at Rubicon
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2016

The 2015-16 Janet and Mark L. Goldenson Broadway Musical Concert Series at Rubicon Theatre Company concludes with a concert presentation of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG. (more...)

Reinvigorated A CHRISTMAS CAROL to Play Northern Stage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

A Christmas Carol, written by Charles Dickens and adapted by renowned director Michael Wilson, runs live on stage at the Barrette Center for the Arts in White River Junction, VT, November 16 through December 24. (more...)

Cast Announced For STEEL MAGNOLIAS at Playhouse on Park
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2017

The next show is Playhouse on Park's Mainstage Series is Robert Harling's Steel Magnolias, running from January 10-28. Opening night is Friday, January 12 with a complimentary wine and cheese reception at 7pm, followed by the show at 8pm. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: Nathan Lane, Dana Carvey Promote 1982 Mickey Rooney Sitcom ONE OF THE BOYS
by Michael Dale - Nov 27, 2015

Before SNL and Broadway stardom, the two young actors show tremendous comic presence on this television interview. (more...)

Reinvigorated A CHRISTMAS CAROL to Play Northern Stage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

A Christmas Carol, written by Charles Dickens and adapted by renowned director Michael Wilson, runs live on stage at the Barrette Center for the Arts in White River Junction, VT, November 16 through December 24. (more...)

Acclaimed Ballet Stars Ashley Murphy And Brooklyn Mack Guest Star In LA Youth Ballet's THE NUTCRACKER
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2018

Internationally renowned ballet stars and prominent role models Ashley Murphy and Brooklyn Mack guest star in Los Angeles Youth Ballet's critically-acclaimed production of The Nutcracker by award-winning choreographer Andrea Paris-Gutierrez, which caps the holiday season with four performances on Friday, December 21, 7 pm, Saturday, December 22, 2 pm and 7 pm, and Sunday, December 23, 2018, at 2 pm, at Glendale's Alex Theatre. (more...)

Redhouse Arts Center closes its 2017-18 Season with LA CAGE AUX FOLLES
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2018

Redhouse will close its 2017-18 season with the ever-popular musical La Cage aux Folles, book by Harvey Feirstein, based on the play by Jean Poiret. Performances will take place at Redhouse Arts Center, from May 31 - June 10, 2018. In addition, Redhouse will celebrate its Grand Opening of its new home at 400 S. Salina Street with a special event and ribbon cutting taking place June 1st prior to the opening night show. La Cage aux Folles, based on the same 1973 play which was also the inspiration for the movie "The Birdcage" starring Nathan Lane and Robin Williams, will close the 2017/18 season. This comedic and heartfelt show features music and lyrics by Jerry Herman, composer of Broadway hits Hello, Dolly! and Mame. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Starring Deaf Actor Joshua Castille
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2018

The full cast for The 5th Avenue Theatre's spectacular new production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, which stars Deaf actorJoshua Castille as Quasimodo, has been announced. Castille will use American Sign Language (ASL) throughout his performance, bringing new life and perspective to Quasimodo, who is deaf in the novel by Victor Hugo. (more...)

Did You Know... Our Favorite Fun Facts About the 2017 Tony Nominees!
by Matt Tamanini - May 2, 2017

The 2017 Tony nominations were announced this morning. If you haven't checked them out yet, what are you waiting for?! CLICK HERE to check out a full list of this year's nominees, and HERE for reactions from the lucky few! (more...)

Pasadena Symphony and POPS' 2016 Concert Under the Stars Returns to City Hall Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2016

Stars of stage and screen will illuminate the night sky when the Pasadena Symphony and POPS presents its annual free Music Under the Stars concert tonight, May 14 at Pasadena City Hall's Centennial Square. (more...)

HILARY KNIGHT'S STAGE STRUCK WORLD Continues at Lincoln Center Library for the Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Hilary Knight, the well known and honored illustrator, special exhibition: "Hilary Knight's Stage Struck World" continues at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center, 40 Lincoln Plaza (Broadway bet. 63rd & 65th Streets). (more...)

Pasadena Symphony and POPS to Celebrate George Gershwin with MUSIC UNDER THE STARS
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

Stars of stage and screen will illuminate the night sky when the Pasadena Symphony and POPS presents its annual free Music Under the Stars concert on Saturday, June 3 at Pasadena City Hall's Centennial Square. (more...)

Diane Moser's Composers Big Band Celebrates Women In Jazz, 3/21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2018

Diane Moser's Composers Big Band Celeste's Women in Jazz this month with guest composer Ann Belmont, and resident composers Barbara Cifelli and Diane Moser. (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Presents KING LEAR Starring George Ball
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2018

Rubicon Theatre presents a timely and trenchant production of Shakespeare's tragedy KING LEAR as the centerpiece of the company's 20th Anniversary Season. Directed by Co-Founder James O'Neil, the production features a 20-member cast led by acclaimed actor and company memberGeorge Ball, who has starred in previous Rubicon productions of All My Sons, Man of La Mancha, and Jacques Brel… (New York, L.A., and international companies of the latter). (more...)

Liza Minnelli, Alan Cumming, Jessie Mueller and More to Join Michael Feinstein and the Pasadena POPS This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Principal Conductor Michael Feinstein leads the Pasadena POPS for its star-studded 2017 Summer Concert Series at the Los Angeles Arboretum with extraordinary multiple award winning guests artists Liza Minnelli, Alan Cumming, Joel Gray, Hair Spray Live's Madelyn Baillio, Beautiful's Jessie Mueller and Jarrod Spector, Grey Garden's Rachel York, Phantom of the Opera's Jordan Donica, the Midtown Men and Michael Feinstein in concert. (more...)

Broadway and TV Star Elaine Joyce to Appear on INSIDE EDITION Tonight
by TV News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

Elaine Joyce is set to appear on tonight's 'Inside Edition' to share backstage gossip from the hit 1970's phenomenon 'Match Game' on CBS. The new edition of 'Match Game' debuted this past Sunday night, hosted by Alec Baldwin.  (more...)

BWW Interview: Broadway's Dana Moore: A Keeper of the Fosse Flame!
by Bob Rizzo - Jun 27, 2017

Dana Moore, having appeared in twelve Broadway musicals, is the true embodiment of a 'Broadway Gypsy.' She's worked with some of Broadway's most influential choreographers including Michael Bennett, Bob Fosse, Tommy Tune, Twyla Tharp, and Graciela Daniele. Dana currently teaches musical theater dance in New York City at Marymount Manhattan College and Steps on Broadway. (more...)

The Argyle Theatre Announces The Cast And Creative Team For HAIRSPRAY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2018

Long Island's newest theatrical venue The Argyle Theatre (Evan Pappas, Artistic Director) presents the Tony Award winning hit Broadway musical Hairspray with book by Marc O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan, music by Marc Shaiman, and lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman at The Argyle Theatre (34 West Main Street, Babylon, Long Island).  Performances are set to begin Thursday, July 12, 2018 for a limited run through Sunday, August 26, 2018.  (more...)

Tony Nominee Michael Cavanaugh to Bring Music of Billy Joel to LA County Arboretum
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

The Pasadena POPS continues their one of a kind, popular outdoor summer concert series with Michael Cavanaugh and the Music of Billy Joel on Saturday, July 9 at the LA County Arboretum. (more...)

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston to Present THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston will bring the bright lights of 1920's New York City to the stage with the Tony Award-winning musical comedy Thoroughly Modern Mille from July 7-17, 2016.  Millie will run for eight performances at the Robinson Theatre (617 Lexington St. Waltham, MA, 02452).  Directed by Broadway veteran Cynthia Thole (Me and My Girl), Millie will star Gabrielle Carrubba (American Idol Season 11, Spring Awakening) as Millie Dillmount, a small-town girl who arrives in New York City to lead a thoroughly modern life. Millie will also feature Maryann Zschau (Nunsense National Tour) reprising her IRNE Award-winning role as Mrs. Meers (Reagle Music Theater 2006) and IRNE nominee Mark Linehan (Shrek The Musical, South Pacific) as Trevor Graydon.  This lavish musical is filled with fabulous flappers, eccentric New Yorkers and soaring musical numbers including "Forget About the Boy" and "Only In New York."   (more...)

Tony Nominee Michael Cavanaugh Brings Music of Billy Joel to LA County Arboretum Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2016

The Pasadena POPS continues their one of a kind, popular outdoor summer concert series with Michael Cavanaugh and the Music of Billy Joel tonight, July 9 at the LA County Arboretum. (more...)

Composer, Conductor and Producer Glen Roven Passes Away at Age 60
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2018

Two-time Emmy Award winning composer, lyricist, conductor, pianist, and producer Glen Roven, has passed away at the age of 60. (more...)

Discounted Tickets Still Available for STEEL MAGNOLIAS Tuesday Matinee
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2018

A special Tuesday matinee of Robert Harling's Steel Magnolias has been scheduled forJanuary 23 at 2pm. All tickets for this event are priced at $22.50, all seats reserved. (more...)

BWW Review: THE LYRIC Brings Glamour Back
by Marietta Lunceford - Jan 16, 2016

Exactly 102 years after opening as a Vaudeville house, The Lyric has been refurbished and is open again. It is a gem in the crown of the rebirth of the downtown area of Birmingham and is mesmerizing in its beauty and exciting to be a part of. Find a way to get down there soon. (more...)

STEEL MAGNOLIAS Begins at Playhouse on Park Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2018

The next show is Playhouse on Park's Mainstage Series is Robert Harling's Steel Magnolias, running from January 10-28. Opening night is Friday, January 12 with a complimentary wine and cheese reception at 7pm, followed by the show at 8pm. (more...)

Photo Throwback: Backstage with Ann Miller and Mickey Rooney at SUGAR BABIES in 1980
by Walter McBride - Feb 23, 2018

We're taking you deep into the archives of BroadwayWorld photographer Walter McBride for exclusive flashbacks to Broadway past. Today, check out these shots of Ann Miller and Mickey Rooney with his wife Jan Chamberlain backstage after a performance of Sugar Babies in 1980. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Birmingham - Week of 12/13/2015
by BWW - Dec 13, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 12/13/2015 for Birmingham (more...)

GYPSY to Open MTC MainStage's 30th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Music Theatre of Connecticut MainStage, Fairfield County's professional award-winning theatre company, will open its 30th Anniversary Season with a revamped production of "Gypsy." The season-opener will run September 9-25. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: Go 'Behind the Curtain' with Cast Album Producer Robert Sher
by Behind the Curtain - Aug 20, 2018

While Robert Sher's career has been most significant for producing the Grammy nominated cast recordings of such Broadway musicals as Nice Work If You Can Get It, Sugar Babies, and the most recent revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, today we are celebrating Robert's passionate work to preserve many of the musical theatre's most obscure gems and for those scores to be elevated in the minds, and iTunes, of those who love musicals.  (more...)

BWW Interview: Larry Blank On Being Music Director of the Olivier Awards
by Nicole Ackman - Apr 5, 2018

Larry Blank is a prolific composer, conductor and orchestrator. He's worked on shows on Broadway and across the States, including Sugar Babies, Phantom of the Opera, A Chorus Line and A Little Night Music, as well as contributing to orchestrations on films like The Producers and Chicago. (more...)

Go Behind the Making Of A Cast Recording with DESPERATE MEASURES
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2018

Tony Award-winning producer Margot Astrachan (A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder) will be joined by composer David Friedman and Grammy-nominated album producer Rob Sher on the Guild Hall stage on Wednesday, April 16 at 7pm for an insightful discussion answering the question, 'How do all those original cast recordings of our favorite musicals get made?' (more...)

Rock Royalty Nancy Wilson, Liv Warfield, Slash to Headline LA Zoo Beastly Ball Concert for Conservation
by TV News Desk - Apr 5, 2018

Rock super group Roadcase Royale's Nancy Wilson, one of the founding members of legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame group Heart, and Liv Warfield, former Prince's New Power Generation band member/R&B singer, join rock icon Slash, renowned pedal steel guitarist Robert Randolph, the L.A. All-Star Band led by Music Director Martin Guigui, and others to headline an extraordinary 'Concert For Conservation' at the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association BEASTLY BALL on Saturday, May 19, 2018, 5:30 pm, at the L.A. Zoo, a leader in the preservation of some of the world's most critically endangered species and their habitats. Showcasing the enormous impact the Zoo has on animal conservation both locally and internationally, this year's signature fundraiser takes place on the heels of national Endangered Species Day to underscore the Zoo's commitment to saving animals from extinction. The Ball honors animal expert/conservationist Jack Hanna and features a rare after-hours stroll through the Zoo with special animal experiences, including animal feedings, keeper chats and up close interactions; the debut of a conservation mural by artist/Beautify Earth Co-Founder Ruben Rojas; bountiful fare from some of L.A.'s most popular restaurants; a mobile-bidding silent auction and more. Guests are invited to dress in 'safari casual' attire. Honorary Chair Eric Garcetti, Mayor of Los Angeles, is joined by Honorary Committee members Slash, Lance Bass, Jackie Chan, Heather Mycoskie and Pauley Perrette. Beastly Ball Chair is GLAZA Trustee Tyler Kelley. Considered the 'wildest' party in town, the Ball has been lauded as 'one of the best parties in Los Angeles' (KCBS/KCAL TV News) and 'one the most important fund-raisers' (Los Angeles Times). (more...)

New York Public Library for the Performing Arts Hosts Free Exhibit 'Hilary Knight's Stage Struck World'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

Hilary Knight, the well known and honored illustrator, will have a special exhibition: "Hilary Knight's Stage Struck World" beginning April 25th at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center, 40 Lincoln Plaza (Broadway bet 63rd & 65th Streets). (more...)

Hilary Knight's STAGE STRUCK WORLD Special Exhibit Begins Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Hilary Knight, the well known and honored illustrator, will have a special exhibition: "Hilary Knight's Stage Struck World" begins today, Tuesday, April 25th at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center, 40 Lincoln Plaza (Broadway bet 63rd & 65th Streets). (more...)

Pasadena Symphony and POPS' 2016 Concert Under the Stars to Return to City Hall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Stars of stage and screen will illuminate the night sky when the Pasadena Symphony and POPS presents its annual free Music Under the Stars concert on Saturday, May 14 at Pasadena City Hall's Centennial Square. (more...)

Stephen McKinley Henderson to Give Juilliard's 2017 Commencement Address
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

The Juilliard School will confer honorary doctorates upon six luminaries during its 112th commencement ceremony on Friday, May 19, 2017, at 11 a.m. in Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center (Broadway at 65th Street, New York City). (more...)

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