2 Acts, Book Musical, Pop / Rock, Rated PG
Paper Mill Playhouse Version (2004)
Three couples work their way towards parenthood under three VERY different circumstances.
Is there anything more exciting, frightening and utterly transformational than impending parenthood? Baby, the musical from acclaimed duo Richard Maltby, Jr. and David Shire examines how parents-to-be experience the emotional stresses and triumphs, as well as the desperate lows and the comic highs that accompany the anticipation and arrival of a baby.
Three couples on a university campus deal with the painful, rewarding and agonizingly funny consequences of the universal experience of pregnancy and upcoming parenthood. There are the college students, barely at the beginning of their adult lives; the thirty-somethings, having trouble conceiving but determined to try; and the middle aged parents, looking forward to seeing their last child graduate from college when a night of unexpected passion lands them back where they started.
A small cast musical full of heart and joy, Baby has been a favorite of community theatres and colleges since it premiered. The original Broadway design was extremely simple making this a perfect show to feature high-caliber talent and non-stop entertainment while keeping costs low.
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The musical that garnered the most Tony nominations is The Producers, the new Mel Brooks musical (2001), with 15. Company (1971) received 14 nominations and won six Tonys.