The Story
Baby
Music
DAVID SHIRE

Lyrics
RICHARD MALTBY, JR.

Book
SYBILLE PEARSON

Story
SUSAN YANKOWITZ
Three couples, each newly expecting a child, have different but familiar reactions. Lizzie and Danny are university juniors who have just moved in together. Athletic Pam and her husband, Nick, a sports instructor, have had some trouble conceiving. Arlene, already the mother of three grown daughters, is unsure of what to do, contemplating abortion while her husband Alan is thrilled with the thought of a new baby. Throughout the show, these characters experience the emotional stresses and triumphs, the desperate lows and the comic highs, that accompany the anticipation and arrival of a baby.

PHOTOS
1983 Original Broadway Production
2004 Papermill Playhouse Production
Artworks/ Posters

VIDEOS
Liz Callaway, Catherine Cox and Beth Fowler of the original Broadway production perform "I Want It All" at the Tony Awards.

MUSIC
The Story Goes On
Liz Callaway
Original Broadway Cast Recording

THE STORY

SYNOPSIS

The story is set on a college campus and takes place over a period of nine months, spanning the seasons from March to November. Danny and Lizzie, both 20, are students studying music. They share a basement flat and are close to graduating. Alan (48) who is a dean of the college, and his wife Arlene (43) are returning from holiday. Pam and her husband Nick - both 30 - are sport coaches. All three women have good reason to believe that they are accidentally pregnant, and each couple feels on the verge of great changes.

Given their situation, Lizzie and Danny are a little apprehensive about the future, although Lizzie does not see a baby as reason enough to marry. Alan and Arlene reflect on their own situation with three children who have already flown the nest. They give themselves a week to decide whether or not to go through with the pregnancy. Pam and Nick are simply overjoyed and all over each other.

The three women meet in the doctor's waiting room, reconciling their broodiness with their other ambitions. Meanwhile, Danny and Nick meet to express their doubts and reinforce their certainties. With great confusion and anguish, Pam finds that she is not pregnant at all. and that Nick may be virtually sterile. The doctor recommends a guidebook on bedroom practices,

The three men meet at a ball game. Danny says he is to join a punk band called the Magnets in order to earn some money for the unexpected arrival. All look forward to the sacrifices they will make.

Nick and Pam begin to use their guidebook and Alan and Arlene decide to have the baby. Danny is to tour with the band for several months and Lizzie bids goodbye to him at the bus station. Danny symbolically 'weds' her with an old ring before he leaves.

Time passes for Lizzie and, left by herself one day she feels her baby move for the first time.

By mid August, Lizzie is heavily pregnant and finds herself stopped by other women telling her their own birth experiences. Danny at last returns. They are delighted to discover that they now both want to get married.

Nick and Pam finally give up on the guidebook which has made their lovemaking a misery. Nick suggests maybe she should find a man who can guarantee to make her pregnant but they both know that what they have together is too precious to sacrifice. Arlene and Alan come to see that her 'accidental' pregnancy was actually something they had both wanted, because their love had become predictable. Realising their new potential, the experiences of all three of the couples are inter-played as Lizzie finally gives birth to her baby at the hospital.

LIBRETTO

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CAST & CREATIVES
Creative
Producer THE PAPERMILL PLAYHOUSE
Direction MARK S. HOEBEE
Choreography MARK S. HOEBEE
Scenic Design MICHAEL ANANIA
Costume Design THOM HEYER
Lighting Design F. MITCHELL DANA
Cast
Lizzie Fields MOEISHA McGILL
Danny Hooper CHAD KIMBALL
Arlene MacNally CAROLEE CARMELLO
Alan MacNally MICHAEL RUPERT
Pam Sakarian LaCHANZE
Nick Sakarian NORM LEWIS
Creative
Producer JAMES B. FREYDBERG, IVAN BLOCH, KENNETH-JOHN PRODUCTIONS, SUZANNE J. SCHWARTZ
Direction RICHARD MALTBY, JR.
Choreography WAYNE CILENTO
Orchestrations JONATHAN TUNICK
Musical Director PETER HOWARD
Scenic Design JOHN LEE BEATTY
Costume Design JENNIFER VON MAYRHAUSER
Lighting Design PAT COLLINS
Sound Design JACK MANN
Cast
Lizzie Fields LIZ CALLAWAY
Danny Hooper TODD GRAFF
Arlene MacNally BETH FOWLER
Alan MacNally JAMES CONGDON
Pam Sakarian CATHERINE COX
Nick Sakarian MARTIN VIDNOVIC
MUSICAL NUMBERS
ACT ONE

Opening/ We Start TodayDanny, Lizzie, Alan, Arlene, Nick, Pam, People in the Town
What Could Be Better?Danny, Lizzie
The Plaza SongAlan, Arlene
Baby, Baby, BabyNick, Pam, Alan, Arlene, Danny, Lizzie
I Want It AllPam, Lizzie, Arlene
At Night She Comes Home To MeNick, Danny
What Could Be Better? (Reprise)Danny, Lizzie
Fatherhood BluesDanny, Alan, Nick, Mr. Weiss and Dean
RomanceNick, Pam
I Chose RightDanny
We Start Today (Reprise)Company
The Story Goes OnLizzie


ACT TWO

The Ladies Singin' Their SongLizzie, Women in the Town
PatternsArlene
Baby, Baby, Baby (Reprise)Arlene
Romance (Reprise)Nick, Pam
Easier to LoveAlan
The End of SummerLizzie, Arlene, Pam
Two People In LoveDanny, Lizzie
With YouNick, Pam
And What If We Had Loved Like ThatAlan, Arlene
We Start Today (Reprise)Danny, Lizzie, Nick, Pam, Alan, Arlene
The Story Goes On (Reprise)Company

The Fix
A Man Of No Importance
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
SIGHTS & SOUNDS

1983 Original Broadway Production
2004 Papermill Playhouse Production
Artworks/ Posters

Liz Callaway, Catherine Cox and Beth Fowler of the original Broadway production perform "I Want It All" at the Tony Awards.

The Story Goes On Liz Callaway Original Broadway Cast Recording
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