June 18th, 2012 at 7:00pm
The Lucille Lortel Theatre 121 Christopher Street
Hosted by Tony nominated original cast members Liz Callaway & Todd Graff
book by Sybille Pearson
music by David Shire
lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr.
based upon a story developed with Susan Yankowitz
Directed by Jack Cummings III
Musical Direction by Chris Haberl
The evening will feature a talkback with David Shire, Richard Maltby Jr., and members of the original cast.
Three couples, each newly expecting a child, have different but familiar reactions: Lizzie and Danny are university juniors who have just moved in together; Athletic Pam and her husband, Nick, a sports instructor, have had some trouble conceiving; Arlene, already the mother of three grown daughters, is unsure of what to do, contemplating abortion while her husband, Alan, is thrilled at the prospect of a new baby. Throughout the show, these characters experience the emotional stress and triumphs, the desperate lows and the comic highs, that accompany the anticipation and arrival of a baby.
Baby opened on December 4, 1983 at Broadway’s Ethel Barrymore Theatre. The production received seven Tony Award nominations, including Best Musical and six Drama Desk Award nominations, including Outstanding Musical, winning two Drama Desk Awards—Outstanding Featured Actor and Actress in a Musical.
Transport Group’s Artistic Director Jack Cummings III says: “Baby has always been one of my absolute favorite musicals and Transport Group is thrilled to revisit this beautiful score and story that is funny, timeless, and deeply poignant. We’re excited to be a gathering a star-studded group of actors to pay tribute to the stunning achievement of Baby and all the original artists who created this magnificent show.”
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