Baby NYC Reviews and Tickets

69%
(17 Reviews)
Positive
41%
Mixed
59%
Negative
0%
Members say
Disappointing, Slow, Entertaining, Delightful, Relevant

About the Show

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.

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Member Reviews (17)

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54
Cliched, Indulgent, Slow

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.

69
Dated, Disappointing, Slow, Thought-provoking, Good songs

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.

69
Tuneful, Lovely score, Nice show but dull production., Occasionally sweet and endearing

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.

68
Dated, Slow, Relevant, Disappointing, Clever

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.

80
Entertaining, Disappointing, Relevant, Stands the test of time

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.

57
Slow, Disappointing, Started out entertaining, but it seemed endless

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.

75
Overrated, Slow, Disappointing

See it if You like hearing a little Yiddish and you like repetition.

Don't see it if You like good singers.

72
Ok

See it if nice musical with understandable words. Easy to watch. Good actors with godd singing. Standard themes. Should be 45 minutes shorter.

Don't see it if don't like bland musicals that are too long.

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