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Ralph G. Allen

Ralph Gilmore Allen (1934–2004) was an American producer, director, writer, lyricist, and professor. He is credited, along with Harry Rigby with having conceived of the Tony Award-winning musical comedy Sugar Babies, a tribute to the burlesque era. In 1965, Other musicals he wrote included Honky Tonk Nights and Scandals. Allen was awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship in the category of Humanities.

Articles by this Author

Playwright, October 2004 | Vol. 55, No. 5
Burlesque, June/July 2002 | Vol. 53, No. 3
Its last impresario tells why it is the most American of all entertainments. (It’s not because of the strippers.)
Joke, September 2001 | Vol. 52, No. 6