Skip to main content Skip to footer site map

Sugar Babies - 1979 - Broadway

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.

Schedule

Mark Hellinger Theatre

(New York, NY)
237 West 51st St.
pixeltracker
Category:
by Nicole Rosky - 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.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 7, 2020
This week's list includes new music from Josh Groban and Broadway songs from Seth MacFarlane. In addition, The SpongeBob Musical is coming to DVD, and the lyrics of Hadestown are now available!
by Stephi Wild - Oct 7, 2019
BroadwayWorld recently reported that Rip Taylor, known for his appearances on both stage and screen died on Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 84 in Beverly Hills CA. We're taking a look back on Taylor's career with a flashback to some of his moments on television.
by Robert Diamond - Oct 6, 2019
BroadwayWorld is sad to report that Rip Taylor, known for his appearances on both stage and screen died on Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 84 in Beverly Hills CA.
by Gil Kaan - Oct 5, 2019
The Groundlings, as always, bring the hilarity and the latest news-worthy topics to their current Friday and Saturday night show ALL THE LEAVES ARE GROUNDLINGS. Michael Naughton quite ably directs his very talented cast of eight (Matt Cook, Josh Duvendeck, Ryan Gaul, Patty Guggenheim, Kiel Kennedy, Lisa Schurga, Eliot Schwartz and Greg Worswick) in a fast-moving evening of fifteen laugh and/or groan-inducing skits.
by Walter McBride - Oct 27, 2019
On October 6, BroadwayWorld was sad to report that Rip Taylor died. Today, we're remembering him by taking a look back into our photo archives.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Nov 7, 2019
A special show - Sing Me A Song a?" words & music by Michael Brown will be presented on Sunday, December 8th at 2:30pm at Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, (254 West 54th Street NYC 10019). Join us as we celebrate the songs of Michael Brown.  With music director Michael Lavine at the piano, the cast will include performers from Broadway will be announced soon.  Tickets at $35 each will be on sale soon.  
by Alexa Criscitiello - 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.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Nov 26, 2018
Fred Barton's Broadway Band makes its long-awaited return to Feinstein's/54 Below and New York nightlife, with top-drawer guest singers, in a new evening of Broadway gems and Swing rarities, Friday, January 4 at 9:30PM. As always, Fred presents performers who know how to stop shows, and the songs that let them do it, arranged for the band in his trademark explosive style which has made him the orchestrator of choice for the New York Pops and orchestras around the country.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 24, 2019
Performers announced for the special show - Sing Me A Song a?' words & music by Michael Brown to be presented on Sunday, December 8th at 2:30pm at Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, (254 West 54th Street NYC 10019). Join us as we celebrate the songs of Michael Brown. With music director Michael Lavine at the piano, and Drums: Chip Fabrizi, Guitar: Marc Daine and Bass: John Loehrke. The outstanding cast of musical theatre veterans includes: Michele Ragusa (Broadway musicals: Gypsy, Ragtime, Titanic, Urinetown, Young Frankenstein); T. Oliver Reid (Award winning cabaret and Broadway artist, Hadestown, Once On This Island, Sunset Boulevard); Matthew Scott (Broadway: An American In Paris, A Catered Affair, Jersey Boys, Sondheim On Sondheim); and Deborah Tranelli (Multiple Bistro Awards, TV 11 seasons a?oeDallasa??, recently Bridges of Madison County). Tickets are only $35 and there is NO Minimum. They are available through Ticket Central: Daily Noon a?' 8pm at 212 279-4200 or online.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 20, 2019
Tickets are on sale for the special show - Sing Me A Song a?" words & music by Michael Brown to be presented on Sunday, December 8th at 2:30pm at Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, (254 West 54th Street NYC 10019). Join us as we celebrate the songs of Michael Brown. With music director Michael Lavine at the piano, the cast of performers from Broadway will be announced soon. Tickets are $35 and NO Minimum. They are available through Ticket Central: Daily Noon a?" 8pm at 212 279-4200 or online https://www.ticketcentral.com/Online/seatSelect.asp
by Alexa Criscitiello - 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.
by Julie Musbach - 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.
by Julie Musbach - 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.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 20, 2021
Abell Auction Co. has announced a June 17 online-only auction of Broadway legend Carol Channing's estate. The auction will feature will feature Broadway memorabilia, Tony Awards and Channing's belongings. 
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!
by Julie Musbach - May 13, 2019
The Broadway community mourns the loss of veteran General Manager, Producer and 2017 Tony Honors for Excellence in Theatre recipient Alan Wasser, who passed away on April 14, 2019 at age 70. To commemorate his life and work, the Committee of Theatre Owners will dim the lights of the Majestic, Marquis and St. James Theatres in New York for one minute on Monday, May 20 at exactly 6:45pm.
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).
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.
by Rebecca Russo - Mar 30, 2019
On Saturday, April 6 at 7:30 PM, CRT Downtown proudly presents the all-singing-and-dancing duo TWO ON TAP.  Broadway and Radio City Music Hall performers Melissa Giattino and Ron DeStefano pay tribute to the Great American Songbook and classic song-and-dance in the style of Fred and Ginger, and July and Mickey, in this fun, lively, and fast-paced show. Featuring timeless songs like I Got Rhythm, Yes Sir, That's My Baby, Sing, Sing, Sing and L-O-V-E, Two on Tap uses fresh, original choreography to show how classic tap still endures and entertains. It's a truly unique experience for all ages.
by Student Blogger: Madison Moore - Mar 22, 2021
The criteria are that these shows have been nominated for Best Musical from the 3rd Tony Awards (the ceremony that started the Best Musical category) in 1949 to the nominations of what will now be the 74th Tony Awards in 2021. I will be determining their signs based upon their Broadway premiere date. With those rules in mind, here we go!
by Alexa Criscitiello - 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.
by Alexa Criscitiello - 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).
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 10, 2020
Porchlight Music Theatre has announced its 26th season that includes the 2020 - 2021 Mainstage, Porchlight Revisits and New Faces Sing Broadway series. Porchlight's Mainstage and Porchlight Revisits return to the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street with its annual fundraising concert Chicago Sings Andrew Lloyd Webber launching the season taking place at the Museum of Contemporary Arts, 220. E. Chicago Ave.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 3, 2020
Need something new to listen to or read? Check out this week's list of new and upcoming releases, including The Lehman Trilogy, Amelie U.K. Cast Recording, and more!
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.
by Julie Musbach - 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. 
by Nicole Rosky - Jun 14, 2021
This week (June 14-20) in live streaming: Rita Moreno visits Backstage Live, Show of Titles on demand, a Kerry Butler master class, a Guys and Dolls reunion, and so much more!
by Stephi Wild - Jul 5, 2020
Piano Bar Live! continues Tuesday, July 7th at 7:15 pm ET with a very special show celebrating Boston's vibrant Cabaret scene and the reopening of the iconic Club Cafe. The event, titled, A Virtual Showcase of The Napoleon Room at Club Cafe, will be hosted by Carol O'Shaughnessy and PBL!'s producer, Scott Barbarino, with pianists Tom LaMark, Brian Patton and Jim Rice.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 25, 2018
Two-time Emmy Award winning composer, lyricist, conductor, pianist, and producer Glen Roven, has passed away at the age of 60.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2019
Fred Barton's Broadway Band makes its long-awaited return to Feinstein's/54 Below and New York nightlife, with top-drawer guest singers, in a new evening of Broadway gems and Swing rarities, Today, January 4 at 9:30PM. As always, Fred presents performers who know how to stop shows, and the songs that let them do it, arranged for the band in his trademark explosive style which has made him the orchestrator of choice for the New York Pops and orchestras around the country.
by Alexa Criscitiello - 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.
by Julie Musbach - Jan 15, 2019
The Broadway community mourns the loss of Carol Channing, a Tony Award winner and theatrical legend, who passed away on Tuesday, January 15 at age 97. To commemorate her life and work, the Committee of Theatre Owners will dim the lights of Broadway theatres in New York for one minute on Wednesday, January 16 at exactly 7:45pm. 
by Walter McBride - Jan 11, 2020
Join us for another photo flashback! Today, we're taking a look back into our archives with this photo of Patsy Kelly attending the opening night of Sugar Babies on October 8, 1979 at the Mark Helinger Theatre in New York City.
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.
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.
by Stephi Wild - Dec 4, 2019
The special show - Sing Me A Song a?" words & music by Michael Brown will be presented this Sunday, December 8th at 2:30pm at Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, (254 West 54th Street NYC 10019). Join us as we celebrate the songs of Michael Brown. With music director Michael Lavine at the piano, and Drums: Chip Fabrizi, Guitar: Marc Daine and Bass: John Loehrke. The outstanding cast of musical theatre veterans includes: Michele Ragusa (Broadway musicals: Gypsy, Ragtime, Titanic, Urinetown, Young Frankenstein); T. Oliver Reid (Award winning cabaret and Broadway artist, Hadestown, Once On This Island, Sunset Boulevard); Matthew Scott (Broadway: An American In Paris, A Catered Affair, Jersey Boys, Sondheim On Sondheim); and Deborah Tranelli (Multiple Bistro Awards, TV 11 seasons a?oeDallasa??, recently Bridges of Madison County).
by Walter McBride - Dec 28, 2019
Today, we're taking a look back into our archives with a flashback photo of Rita Hayworth!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Dec 21, 2018
Rubicon Theatre Company has announced what is expected to be the biggest and most extraordinary Kids for Kids Benefit Concert in the company's history for Saturday, December 29 at 7:00 p.m. at the theatre, located at 1006 E. Main Street in Ventura's Downtown Cultural District. More than 70 young people will be performing onstage or via video in an entertaining musical variety show that raises funds for scholarships for next summer's education and outreach participants. 
by Alexa Criscitiello - Dec 2, 2019
On Sunday, Nov 24th, an eclectic group gathered to pay homage with laughter to the memory of The Prince or Pandemonium, The Master of Mayhem, The Crying Comedian, The King of Camp and Confetti, Star of Screen (large and small), Broadway & Vegas Stage ... RIP TAYLOR
by Stephi Wild - Aug 9, 2020
Skyline Theatre Company, Bergen Countya??s most established professional theatre company, announces its 2020 Horizon Award recipient is Fair Lawn Borougha??s Robin Schamach. Skyline bestows this annual award to a true supporter of the arts.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 5, 2019
Rubicon Theatre Company closes the 2019 Jackie Oakie Summer Youth Program with the Tony Award-winning musical Into the Woods. Twenty-seven young performers tell the story of how to get your a?oehappily ever aftera?? -- and what happens once you have it. Into the Woods is one of Sondheim's most highly regarded shows with a remarkable score.
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. 
by Stephi Wild - Aug 14, 2019
Fred Barton and his Broadway Band returns to Feinstein's/54 Below and New York nightlife, with top-drawer guest singers, in a new evening of Broadway gems and Swing rarities, Friday, September 6 at 9:45 PM. As always, Fred presents performers who know how to stop shows, and the songs that let them do it, arranged for the band in his trademark explosive style which has made him the orchestrator of choice for the New York Pops and orchestras around the country.
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.
by Julie Musbach - 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?'
by Macon Prickett - 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).
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).
by Stephi Wild - Apr 21, 2020
3D+U is back with its fun and free Tuesday Line-Up.  Check out the schedule! Events are on Zoom, as noted.  
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 14, 2020
Southern California's 3-D Theatricals' 3D+U has announced its WEDNESDAY LINE-UP. The spotlight is on YOU and we can get through this together. Being socially distant may be the biggest role you will ever have to play. Let's come together while being apart with workshops, workouts, classes and talkbacks.