Sugar (musical)

Sugar (musical)

Infobox Musical
name= Sugar

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

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. [ [ synopsis at NODA] [ibdb show|id=8395|title=Sugar]


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] [ [] 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." [ [ 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. [ [ Tour information] ] [Garcia, John. [ "ReviewDallas",], July 21, 2002] [Perry, Claudia. [ "SOME LIKE IT HOT",] AISLE SAY Philadelphia, April 2002]


[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


* [ "Some Like It Hot Plays Newark's NJPAC, a Stone's Throw From NYC, Feb. 4-9",] article history and productions, Feb 4, 2003

External links

* [ synopsis at NODA]
* [,9171,943397,00.html?promoid=googlep "Time Magazine" review, April 24, 1972]

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Sugar (disambiguation) — Sugar is a common food ingredient.Sugar can also refer to:Culture* A popular term of endearment. * A popular stripper name.BiochemistryAny of the simpler forms of carbohydrates, including: * monosaccharides (simple sugars) such as glucose,… …   Wikipedia

  • Sugar (canción) — «Sugar» Sencillo de System of a Down del álbum System of a Down Publicación 27 de septiembre de 1998 y 24 de mayo de 1999 Formato Disco compacto, airplay, 7 Grabación …   Wikipedia Español

  • Sugar Jones — Origin Canada Genres Pop, R B Years active 2001–2002 Labels Lone Eagle Entertainment Universal …   Wikipedia

  • Sugar Mercado — (full name: Maria Sugar Mercado) is a Filipina singer, dancer, and comedy actress. She is one of the cast members of the popular GMA Network noontime variety show Eat Bulaga.BiographySugar Mercado is the youngest of four siblings who along with… …   Wikipedia

  • Sugar Ray — en 2008 Pays d’origine Newport Beach, Californie …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Sugar Minott — beim Winnipeg Ska and Reggae Festival (2008) Sugar Minott (eigentlich Lincoln Barrington Minott; * 25. Mai 1956 in Kingston, Jamaika; † 10. Juli 2010 ebenda[1]) war ein jamaikanischer Reggae Sänger, Musiker …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Sugar Blue — (born James Whiting in 1950) is a Grammy Award winning American blues harmonica player. Sugar Blue is best known for his harmonica work with The Rolling Stones, specifically on their hit single, Miss You . CareerSugar Blue was raised in Harlem,… …   Wikipedia

  • Sugar (американская группа) — Sugar …   Википедия

  • Sugar Mountain — Live at Canterbury House 1968 Album par Neil Young Sortie 2 décembre 2008 Enregistrement 9 et 10 novembre 1968 à Canterbury House, Ann Arbor, Michigan Durée 70:15 Genre …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Sugar Tax (1991) — Sugar Tax Album par Orchestral Manœuvres in the Dark Sortie 1991 Durée 51 minutes 17 Genre(s) New wave Producteur(s) OMD, Howard Gray et Andy Richards Label …   Wikipédia en Français

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.