Babes in Arms

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Original/Studio Cast (1937)
Wynn Murray, Ray Heatherton, Edgar Fairchild, Adam Carroll, Teddy Lynch
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Studio Cast (1951)
Mardi Bayne, Jack Cassidy
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Studio Cast (1953)
Lisa Kirk, William Tabbert, Sheila Bond
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Studio Cast (1958)
The Four Lads
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Studio Cast (9999)
Artie Wayne

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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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