Sugar

Sugar

Sugar

Book by Peter Stone
Music by Jule Styne
Lyrics by Bob Merrill

Based on the Screenplay Some Like It Hot by Billy Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond
Based on a Story by Robert Thoeren
Produced for the Broadway Stage by David Merrick
Directed and Choreographed for the Broadway Stage by Gower Champion

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Sugar

Sugar

Book by Peter Stone
Music by Jule Styne
Lyrics by Bob Merrill

Based on the Screenplay Some Like It Hot by Billy Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond
Based on a Story by Robert Thoeren
Produced for the Broadway Stage by David Merrick
Directed and Choreographed for the Broadway Stage by Gower Champion

Overview

Based on the film Some Like It Hot, Sugar follows the zany antics of two male musicians of the Prohibition era who witness a gang slaying. Hoping to hide from the mob, Jerry and Joe disguise themselves as "Daphne" and "Josephine" and join an all-female orchestra. Complications ensue when Joe falls for Sugar Kane, the group's lead singer. Memorable musical numbers include "Penniless Bums," "The Beauty That Drives Men Mad," "We Could Be Close" and "Beautiful Through and Through."

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Cautions

  • Artboard 3 Gun Shots
  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

Details

  • Genre: Farce, Romantic Comedy
  • Time Period: 1930s
  • Cast Attributes: Drag performance, Expandable casting, Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)
  • Target Audience: Appropriate for all audiences

Authors

Peter Stone

Peter Stone (1930-2003) was the first writer to win the Tony, the Oscar and the Emmy. With 15 Broadway productions to his credit, he received Tony Awards for his books to 1776, Woman Of The Year, The Will Rogers Follies and Titanic (all four also winning the Tony for Best Mus ...

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Billy Wilder

Billy Wilder (1906–2002) was an Austrian-born American filmmaker, screenwriter, producer, artist, and journalist whose career spanned more than five decades. He is regarded as one of the most brilliant and versatile filmmakers of the Hollywood Golden Age of cinema. With The A ...

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I.A.L. Diamond

I.A.L. Diamond (1920-1988) and Billy Wilder began collaborating in 1957. Beginning with Love in the Afternoon, their partnership spanned 25 years and a dozen critically acclaimed films, including Merry Andrew; Some Like It Hot (Oscar nomination); The Apartment; One, Two, Thre ...

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Robert Thoeren

Robert Thoeren (1903–1957) was a German actor and screenwriter. Born in Moravia, then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Thoeren emigrated to Germany and appeared in leading roles in several German-language films made by Paramount at the Joinville Studios in Paris. He went ...

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Jule Styne

Jule Styne (1905-1994) made Broadway sing for 50 years with shows including High Button Shoes; Gentlemen Prefer Blondes; Hazel Flagg; Gypsy; Peter Pan; Bells Are Ringing; Do Re Mi; Subways Are For Sleeping; Funny Girl; Fade Out-Fade In; Hallelujah, Baby!; The Red Shoes; and D ...

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Bob Merrill

Bob Merrill (May 17, 1921 - February 18, 1998) was an American songwriter, theatrical composer, lyricist and screenwriter. He was the second most successful songwriter of the 1950s on the UK Singles Chart, with hits such as “How Much Is That Doggie In The Window?,” “Mambo Ita ...
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