Join StageAgent today and unlock amazing theatre resources and opportunities. Research Playwrights, Librettists, Composers and Lyricists. Browse Theatre Writers. Three couples around a university campus have their lives changed forever when they discover each of the women are pregnant. The first couple is Lizzie and Danny: two college students who have just moved in together and are shocked to discover Lizzie is pregnant; Pam and Nick, two something sports coaches who have been trying to get pregnant for two years; and Alan and Arlene, two middle-aged parents who are looking forward to starting a new chapter in their lives without children when a romantic anniversary leads to an unexpected pregnancy. Baby shows the ups and downs of pregnancy and how the news of a new life can change a relationship forever. View All Characters in Baby. Guide written by Emma Houlahan.
Shows People Theatres Awards. Musical Original Broadway. Opening Date. Closing Date. External Links. Ethel Barrymore Theatre Dec 04, - Jul 01,
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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. As you can see, the book's author, Sybille Pearson, has chosen her characters as if she were a pollster in search of a statistical cross-section of modern and uniformly model parents.
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. Todd Graff. Broadway tickets, merchandise, music, videos, and all the news, reviews, and information you want about Broadway musicals, people, theatres, awards, and production rights at your home for all things Broadway.