BABY In Concert
Richard Maltby, Jr.
based upon a story developed with
Jack Cummings III
Musical Direction by
June 18th, 2012 at 7:00pm
The Lucille Lortel Theatre
121 Christopher Street
Hosted by Tony nominated original cast members Liz Callaway & Todd Graff
The evening includes 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.”
Original Production Press Quotes:
"Shire writes with sophistication over a range that embraces rock, jazz and the best of Broadway schmaltz...Maltby's lyrics are not just smart and funny, but often ingenious." - New York Times
"Pearson's book is agreeably smart...it has style and energy, a rare combination." - New York Post
On June 18th 2012, Transport Group assembled over 60 of the theatre community's finest and celebrated the 1983 musical, BABY. The evening also featured a talkback with the original cast and creative team.