Tickets are now on sale for the American premiere of Tony winner Dennis Kelly's Taking Care of Baby. Manhattan Theatre Club's off-Broadway production, starring Margaret Colin, Reed Birney and Tony nominee Amelia Campbell, will begin a five-week limited engagement on November 5 at New York City Center—Stage II. Directed by Erica Schmidt, the drama will officially open on November 19.
Cast members joining Colin as Lynn Barrie, Reed as Dr. Millard and Campbell as Mrs. Millard/Jane, include Kristen Bush, Francois Battiste, Michael Crane, Ethan Phillips and Zach Shaffer.
Taking Care of Baby debuted at London's Hampstead Theatre in 2007. Penned by Matilda's Tony-winning librettist, the play is a documentary-style drama centering on Donna McAuliffe (Bush), a young mother convicted of the murder of her two infant children. In a series of probing interviews, the people in the story, including Donna and her bewildered mother, Lynn (Colin), reveal how they may have harmed those they sought to protect.
Taking Care of Baby features scenic design by Laura Jellinek, costume design by Jessica Pabst, lighting design by David Weiner and sound design by Fitz Patton.