Broadway vets Malcolm Gets (Amour), Jessica Phillips (Leap of Faith), Kate Shindle (Legally Blonde) and more are set for the Transport Group's one-night-only concert of the 1983 musical Baby. As previously announced, the show will be directed by Jack Cummings III and hosted by original Baby cast members Liz Callaway and Todd Graff on June 18 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre.
In addition to Gets, Phillips and Shindle, Baby will feature Jill Abramovitz (9 to 5), Patrick Boll (Mamma Mia!), John Bolton (Curtains), Robert Creighton (Anything Goes), Christina DeCicco (Evita), Jeffry Denman (White Christmas), Colin Hanlon (Rent), James Hindman (Mary Poppins), Rachel Bay Jones (Women on the Verge), Nikka Graff Lanzarone (Women on the Verge), Daniel C. Levine (Chicago), Kecia Lewis-Evans (Leap of Faith), Paolo Montalban (Cinderella), Charlie Pollock (9 to 5), Leenya Rideout (Company), Alexandra Silber (Master Class), Ali Stroker (The Glee Project), Wes Taylor (The Addams Family), Christianne Tisdale (On a Clear Day), Kate Wetherhead (Legally Blonde) and Betsy Wolfe (Encores’ Merrily We Roll Along).
The new cast members join previously announced stars Stephanie J. Block (Anything Goes), Santino Fontana (Broadway’s forthcoming Cinderella), Sebastian Arcelus (Elf), Josh Young (Jesus Christ Superstar) and Julia Murney (Wicked). The cast also features Nancy Anderson, Stanley Bahorek, Courtney Balan, Andrea Burns, Alan Campbell, Lewis Cleale, Jenny Fellner, Jonathan Hammond, Ann Harada, Morgan James, Lauren Kennedy, Kerry O’Malley, Jill Paice, Mamie Parris, Bryce Ryness, Meredith Ryness, Brian Sears, Cheryl Stern and Bob Stillman.
Baby tells the story of three couples who are each newly expecting a child, but all have very different reactions to the news. Based on a story developed by Susan Yankowitz, Baby features a book by Sybille Pearson, music by David Shire and lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr. Baby opened on December 4, 1983 at Broadway’s Ethel Barrymore Theatre. The production closed on July 1, 1984 after 241 total performances.