Theatre Row and Creative Arts Lab present a revival of Maltby and Shire's Tony-nominated musical about the joys and terrors of impending parenthood. More…
'Baby' follows three couples of various ages whose reactions to the news that they're expecting run the gamut from comic elation to serious introspection.
See it if you're a fan of Maltby-Shire songs, you like musicals with dramatic foundation that balances with comedy, you like shows about pregnancy.
Don't see it if you don't like chamber-style, simple staging; shows about trying to conceive; fairly realistic book that deals honestly with ups and downs.
See it if you like good musicals. The songs and melodies are still good. Looks at parenthood from different perspectives.
Don't see it if Sadly, the voices are not the strongest. Skip if you like your musicals light and airy. This show raises some interesting perspectives.
See it if if you like intelligent lyrics that address the subject in a funny, also touching, and moving manner. Good acting and staging.
Don't see it if if you like orchestrations played by skilled musicians. Here the piano accompanist supports the performance of the cast,
See it if You like the theme of babies and how they affect lives. A pleasant show is fine, it need not be great. Very simple staging is OK with you.
Don't see it if You are looking for earth shaking spectacular music and drama. Baby is not on that scale. The theme is pregnancy and its highs and lows.
See it if You've never heard this score before, you like stories about relationships and what bonds people together, nice songs with witty lyrics.
Don't see it if Don't like parenting themes (hoped for, thwarted, unexpected) etc. This production is generally ok, but often uninspired, dull, long.
See it if You enjoy parenting — & Maltby and Shire's generally clever & well-crafted, rarely seen work, but here a little too "Broadway" & dated.
Don't see it if You don't like or want babies; if friends' preoccupation with pregnancy annoys; if a bare-bones production & uneven cast is too lacking.
See it if You really enjoy a good score and have a lot of patience. Enjoy actors with good voices trying hard.
Don't see it if You don't like a spare production that could have used some oomph. Can't get past the miscast oldest couple still having a baby
See it if You want to see a production of Baby if you've never seen it and want to become familiar with the show itself.
Don't see it if Just a piano won't due for you. You want production values.
See it if you have never seen "Baby". It has some wonderful music in it, and the book is decent. Some good moments but an amateur production.
Don't see it if want to hear great singing or good actors. Really poor casting choices. NYC has much more talent that this. Dull, uninspired direction.
See it if You enjoy shows about couples trying to have a baby. Some of the actors sing better than others, but the first act alone was 1 1/2 hours.
Don't see it if You don't like long shows about couples having babies.
See it if a LONG production of pleasant enough entertainers who seem to try way too hard. One male lead sings so loud that others are drowned out.
Don't see it if You would like a short and sweet production. I wanted to like this and did for the first half hour, but it just went on and on and on.
See it if You don't mind a very slow-paced show (90 minute first act alone!) with poor quality actors, many of whom can't sing.
Don't see it if You want a fast-paced fun romantic comedy, since this isn't it. Exhausting, poorly cast, way too long.
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