Shows People Theatres Awards. Musical Original Broadway. Opening Date. Closing Date. External Links. Ethel Barrymore Theatre Dec 04, - Jul 01, Jacobs: President. Produced by James B.
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About the Musical
It concerns the reactions of three couples each expecting a child. The musical first ran on Broadway from to Lizzie and Danny are a young couple still in college living together, and Danny is a musician. Alan and Arlene are a couple in their 40s who have just come back home after a trip together. Pam and Nick are a young couple in their thirties who want a baby more than anything.
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At a time when nearly every Broadway musical, good and bad, aims for the big kill with gargantuan pyrotechnics, here is a modestly scaled entertainment that woos us with such basic commodities as warm feelings, an exuberant cast and a lovely score. Perfect ''Baby'' is not, but it often makes up in buoyancy and charm what it lacks in forceful forward drive. Should you wish to avail yourself of the evening's assets, be prepared for the drawbacks: You'll have to put up with a jerry-built book littered with sitcom jokes. This show is indeed about making babies, and it's definitely not for anyone who believes that expectant parents should be seen and not heard. Set in an unidentified college town, ''Baby'' focuses on three prototypical couples as they progress or try to progress through the nine longest months in any family's life. The youngest parents Liz Callaway and Todd Graff are undergraduates who find it easier to commit to parenthood than to marriage. The eldest Beth Fowler and James Congdon are middle-aged marrieds who have already raised three kids when the stork unexpectedly comes knocking again. Mom is In between are Martin Vidnovic and Catherine Cox, as a couple whose hunger for a child is thwarted by the mathematics of infertility.