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Sugar Babies (1979)

Compositeur: Jimmy McHugh

Parolier: *** Divers • Al Dubin • Dorothy Fields • Ralph G. Allen

Librettiste: Harry Rigby • Ralph G. Allen

The show is a tribute to the old burlesque era. First produced in 1979 on Broadway and running nearly three years, the revue attracted warm notices and was given subsequent touring productions.

The show consists of "traditional material ... routines going back 50 to 60 years. It contains standard songs such as 'Don't Blame Me' and 'I Feel a Song Comin' On', interspersed with newly created musical numbers, including 'The Sugar Baby Bounce' ".

The show had burlesque "tropes" such as the swing number, the sister act, the fan dance, the vaudeville dog act. It was all fast and funny and it ended with a patriotic number...with the entire company in red, white, and blue with a flag background and Miller as the Statue of Liberty."

Généralités: Histoire, thèmes et particularités

 

Historique du musical

Génèse du musical

Sugar Babies opened on Broadway at the Mark Hellinger Theatre on October 8, 1979 and closed on August 28, 1982 after 1,208 performances. Staging and choreography was by Ernest Flatt, with sketches directed by Rudy Tronto, musically directed by Glen Roven, scenic and costume design by Raoul Pene Du Bois, lighting design by Gilbert Vaughn Hemsley, Jr., vocal arrangements and lyrics by Arthur Malvin, additional vocal arrangements by Hugh Martin, Ralph Blane, and orchestrations by Dick Hyman.

The revue starred Mickey Rooney in his Broadway debut, Ann Miller, Scot Stewart, Tom Boyd, Peter Leeds, Jack Fletcher, Jimmy Mathews, Bob Williams, Sid Stone, Michael Davis and Ann Jillian After the original stars left, successors included Juliet Prowse, Anita Morris, Joey Bishop, Eddie Bracken, Jeff Dunham and Rip Taylor.

The revue subsequently had a short-lived National tour which starred Carol Channing and Robert Morse, from August 1980 through November 1980. The Bus and Truck Tour starred Eddie Bracken and Jaye P. Morgan (who was succeeded by Mimi Hines) and ran in 1982. The 2nd National Tour, in 1984 and 1985, reunited Rooney and Miller.

 

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Versions du musical

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Version 1

Sugar Babies (1979-10-Mark Hellinger Theatre -Broadway) (Original)
Durée : 2 ans 10 mois 3 semaines
Nombre : 8 previews - 1208 représentations
Première Preview : jeudi 04 octobre 1979
Première : lundi 08 octobre 1979
Dernière : samedi 28 août 1982
Mise en scène : Ernest Flatt
Chorégraphie : Ernest Flatt
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Version 2

Sugar Babies (1988-09-Savoy Theatre-London) (Original London)
Durée : 3 mois 2 semaines
Nombre : 127 représentations
Première Preview : Inconnu
Première : mardi 20 septembre 1988
Dernière : samedi 07 janvier 1989
Mise en scène : Ralph G. Allen
Chorégraphie :
Avec : Mickey Rooney, Ann Miller, Rhonda Burchmore, Chris Emmett, Peter Reeves, Len Howe, Bryan Burdon, Michael Davis
Commentaires :
This was a show plagued by injury and postponement. Originally planned to open in the middle of August, it was delayed for a month after Ann Miller suffered an injury. However, once it opened it was acclaimed as a glorious throw-back to the days of variety - a dove act, a juggling act, and a series of sketches in a schoolroom, in a court-room, and a flag-waving finale. Ann Miller and Mickey Rooney won over the critics and audiences alike with their “professionalism and sheer class”. The production had opened in New York in 1979 and had been touring more or less ever since.
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