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Baby

Baby

by David Shire, Richard Maltby, Jr. and Sybille Pearson

Comedy

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Baby

Baby





Based on a story developed with Susan Yankowitz about three expecting couples.


Story:

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 with the thought of a new baby. Throughout the show, these characters experience the emotional stresses and triumphs, the desperate lows and the comic highs, that accompany the anticipation and arrival of a baby.


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Composer

Composer
David Shire

Lyricist

Lyricist
Richard Maltby, Jr.

Librettist

Librettist
Sybille Pearson



Broadway Premiere

Theatre
Ethel Barrymore Theatre
Opening Night
Dec 4, 1983
Total Performances
241
Original Cast
Liz Callaway, Kirsti Carnahan, James Congdon, Catherine Cox, Kim Criswell, Beth Fowler, Barbara Gilbert, Todd Graff, Philip Hoffman, Lon Hoyt, John Jellison, Lisa Robinson, Judith Thiergaard, Martin Vidnovic, Dennis Warning
Director
Richard Maltby, Jr.
Choreographer
Wayne Cilento
Producer
James B. Freydberg, Ivan Bloch, Kenneth-John Productions (Kenneth D. Greenblatt: President; John J. Pomerantz: Executive Vice President) and Suzanne J. Schwartz
Musical Director
Peter Howard
Orchestrations
Jonathan Tunick
Scenic Design
John Lee Beatty
Costume Design
Jennifer von Mayrhauser
Lighting Design
Pat Collins
Sound Design
Jack Mann






CDs

CD
Original Broadway Cast Album


Vinyl

CD
Original Broadway Cast Recording


Merchandise

Merchandise




1984 Tony Award Nominations

Best Musical
Best Book of a Musical
Best Original Score
Best Featured Actor in a Musical - Todd Graff
Best Featured Actress in a Musical - Liz Callaway
Best Choreography
Best Direction of a Musical

1984 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical - Martin Vidnovic
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical - Catherine Cox
Outstanding Musical
Outstanding Orchestration
Outstanding Lyrics
Outstanding Music

1984 Theatre World Award Nominations

Todd Graff


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