Theater: Mighty Mick on Broadway

SUGAR BABIES musical conceived by Ralph G. Allen and Harry Rigby

Nostalgia shows do not flourish on gilded memories alone. They remind us of things that we miss on the modern stage. We miss chorines who look smashingly lovely. The chorus line in Sugar Babies could qualify for the Miss America Pageant. We miss the assured versatility of a show-biz veteran. Mickey Rooney has grease paint in his blood and the house in his pocket.

He has lungs of iron and feet that skitter like a sandpiper's. When he beams, the sun comes out. When...

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