(Hedy Weiss’s article appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times, June 14, 2010.)

It's a good bet whoever owned the rights to "Some Like It Hot," the classic 1959 film comedy starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon, wanted to protect the title when the Broadway team of Jule Styne, Bob Merrill and Peter Stone decided to musicalize the enduring hit. So the 1972 stage version of the movie was dubbed "Sugar," lifted from the story's central character, the sweet but invariably heartbroken man-magnet, Sugar Kane Kowalczyk.

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