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Babes in Arms

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Genre: Musical Comedy

Production Highlights

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Score

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Original score

Added to 1939 film version

Added to 1979 revival

Added to 1985 Tarrytown production

Added to 2002 Goodspeed Production

Studio Cast Recordings

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Authors

Original Authors

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Book
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Lyrics
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Music

Later Contributors

This list represents writers who contributed to revisions, etc. following the original production.

...
Book (new)
...
Script Consultant
Genre: Musical Comedy

Source

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Synopsis

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Trivia & History

The original version of Babes in Arms had strong political overtones with discussions of Nietzsche, a Communist character and two African-American youths who are victims of racism. In 1959 George Oppenheimer created a "sanitized, de-politicized rewrite" which is now the most frequently performed version.  In the new version, the young people are trying to save a local summer stock theatre from being demolished, not trying to avoid being sent to a work farm. The sequence of the songs is drastically changed, the orchestrations changed, and the dance numbers eliminated.

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