Musical - Original

Majestic Theatre

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  • First Preview: March 29, 1972
  • Opening Date: April 9, 1972
  • Closing Date: June 23, 1973
  • Previews: 14
  • Performances: 505

Lyrics: Bob Merrill

Music: Jule Styne

Book: Peter Stone


Two musicians who witness the St. Valentine's Day Massacre in 1929 disguise themselves as women who play in an all-girl band to avoid gangsters. One falls for the band's sexy lead singer, while the other is pursued by an eccentric millionaire, in Jule Styne, Bob Merrill and Peter Stone's musical adaptation of the 1959 film comedy Some Like It Hot.


Opening Night Cast

Robert Morse in Sugar Robert Morse Jerry
Cyril Ritchard in Sugar Cyril Ritchard Osgood Fielding, Jr.
Tony Roberts in Sugar Tony Roberts Joe
Elaine Joyce Sugar Kane
Sheila Smith in Sugar Sheila Smith Sweet Sue
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Opening Night Production Credits

Peter Stone Peter Stone Writer
Jule Styne Jule Styne Music
  Bob Merrill Lyrics
Gower Champion Gower Champion Director
Gower Champion Gower Champion Choreographer
Robin Wagner Robin Wagner Scenic Design
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Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1972 Outstanding Performance Robert Morse Winner

Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1972 Outstanding Actor in a Musical Robert Morse Winner

Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1972 Theatre World Award Elaine Joyce Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1973 Actor in a Musical Robert Morse Nominee
1973 Choreography Gower Champion Nominee
1973 Direction of a Musical Gower Champion Nominee
1973 Musical   Nominee
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