Sugar (musical)


Sugar (musical)

Infobox Musical
name= Sugar
subtitle=


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music= Jule Styne
lyrics= Bob Merrill
book= Peter Stone
basis= 1959 film "Some Like it Hot"
productions= 1972 Broadway
1987 Argentina
1989 Colombia1992 West End
awards=

Sugar is a 1972 Broadway musical based on the screenplay for the film "Some Like it Hot", which was written by Billy Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond and based on a story by Robert Thoeren. The script was written by Peter Stone, the music was by Jule Styne, and the lyrics were by Bob Merrill. It starred Robert Morse and Tony Roberts as Jerry and Joe, the two out-of-work musicians who witness the St. Valentine's Day Massacre and disguise themselves as women in an all-female band to avoid being killed by pursuing gangsters, and Elaine Joyce as the title character, a member of the band who Joe falls in love with. Also in the show were Cyril Ritchard as Osgood Fielding, Jr., a wealthy older man who becomes attracted to Jerry in drag, and Sheila Smith as the leader of the all-girl band. [ [http://www.nodanw.com/shows_s/some_hot.htm synopsis at NODA] [ibdb show|id=8395|title=Sugar]

Productions

The original production was directed and choreographed by Gower Champion and produced by David Merrick. It opened on Broadway on April 9, 1972, at the Majestic Theatre, and ran for 505 performances. It was nominated for four Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Choreography in a Musical, Best Direction of a Musical, and Best Actor in a Musical for Morse, but it did not win any of them. Morse did receive the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Performance, and Elaine Joyce received a Theatre World Award for her performance. [ibdb show|id=8395|title=Sugar] [ [http://www.tonyawards.com/p/tonys_search] Tony Awards listing]

The West End production opened at the Prince Edward Theatre on March 19, 1992 and closed on June 20, 1992, and starred Tommy Steele. The show retained the title "Some Like it Hot." [ [http://www.thisistheatre.com/shows/princeedward46.html Prince Edward Theatre listing] ]

The Argentinian production opened at the Lola Membrives Theatre in 1987 starring Susana Gimenez. The Colombian production opened at the Jorge Eliecer Gaitan Theatre in 1989 starring María Cecilia Botero.

A US national tour during 2002-03 starred Tony Curtis as Osgood Fielding in a revised production. [ [http://owendaly.com/jeff/SLIH/press/index.html Tour information] ] [Garcia, John. [http://www.talkinbroadway.com/regional/dallas/dallas68.html "ReviewDallas",] talkinbroadway.com, July 21, 2002] [Perry, Claudia. [http://www.aislesay.com/PA-SOME.html "SOME LIKE IT HOT",] AISLE SAY Philadelphia, April 2002]

ongs

[ibdb show|id=8395|title=Sugar] ;Act I
* Windy City Marmelade - Sweet Sue and All Girl Band
* Penniless Bums - Jerry, Joe and Unemployed Musicians
* Tear the Town Apart - Spats's Gang
* The Beauty That Drives Men Mad - Jerry and Joe
* We Could Be Close - Jerry and Sugar Kane
* Sun on My Face - Jerry, Joe, Sugar Kane, Sweet Sue, Bienstock and Ensemble
* November Song - Millionaires and Osgood Fielding, Jr.
* Sugar - Jerry and Joe;Act II
* Hey, Why Not! - Sugar Kane and Ensemble
* Beautiful Through and Through - Osgood Fielding, Jr. and Jerry
* What Do You Give to a Man Who's Had Everything? - Joe and Sugar Kane
* Magic Night's - Jerry
* It's Always Love - Joe
* When You Meet a Man in Chicago - Jerry, Joe, Sugar Kane, Sweet Sue, All Girl Band and Chorus Line

References

* [http://www.playbill.com/news/article/77699.html "Some Like It Hot Plays Newark's NJPAC, a Stone's Throw From NYC, Feb. 4-9",] playbill.com article history and productions, Feb 4, 2003

External links

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* [http://www.nodanw.com/shows_s/some_hot.htm synopsis at NODA]
* [http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,943397,00.html?promoid=googlep "Time Magazine" review, April 24, 1972]


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