BABY In Concert | Transport Group

BABY In Concert

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

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 has style and energy, a rare combination." - New York Post

Liz Callaway
Todd Graff
Richard Maltby Jr.
David Shire
Jill Abromovitz
Nancy Anderson
Sebastian Areclus
Stanley Bahorek
Courtney Balan
Stephanie J. Block
Patrick Boll
John Bolton
Katie Bruestle
Andrea Burns
Alan Campbell
Matt Castle
Lewis Cleale
Robert Creighton
Christina DeCicco
Jeffry Denman
Tim Dolan
Christy Faber
Jenny Fellner
Santino Fontana
Frank Galgano
Malcolm Gets
Colin Hanlon
Ann Harada
James Hindman
Louis Hobson
Gwen Hollander
Morgan James
Tina Johnson
Rachel Bay Jones
Lauren Kennedy
Stephanie Kurtzuba
Nikka Graff Lanzarone
Dan Levine
Kecia Lewis-Evans
Cindy Marchionda
Sean MacLaughlin
Paolo Montalban
Julia Murney
Kerry O'Malley
Jill Paice
Mamie Parris
Jessica Phillips
Charlie Pollock
Leenya Rideout
Bryce Ryness
Meredith Ryness
Brian Sears
Kate Shindle
Alexandra Silber
Cheryl Stern
Bob Stillman
Ali Stroker
Wes Taylor
Christianne Tisdale
Kate Wetherhead
Betsy Wolfe
Josh Young
Natalie Toro
Doug Shapiro
Mark Ledbetter
Jack Cummings III

More photos can be viewed here.

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.