The evening is directed by Joe Ricci, and the 17-piece orchestra is led by music director Justin Fischer.
The cast features Laurie Walton, Stephen Berger, Tim Ewing, Justin Keyes, Karyn Quackenbush, Jim Stanek, Emily Walton and Jim Walton, with Rachel Abrams, Julian Bar-Ilan, Stella Berfas, Wylie Cohen, Lindsey Crowe, Jim DeBlasi, Patrick Dwyer, Leora Einleger, Yona Feit, Paul Geidel, Deborah Lupkin Gross, Elaine Helmrich, Mary Lahti, Leo Lopez, Noah Margolis, Timothy Mathis, Luz Montez, Ezra Mutnick, John Palacio, Marilyn Raider, Jenna Solomon and Rachel Szpilka.
Baby, with a score by Richard Maltby Jr. and David Shire and a book by Sybile Pearson, played Broadway's Ethel Barrymore Theatre Nov. 8, 1983-July 1, 1984. The original cast boasted Liz Callaway, Todd Graff, James Congdon, Martin Vidnovic, Beth Fowler and Catherine Cox. The Maltby/Shire score includes such tunes as "At Night She Comes Home to Me," "I Chose Right," "The Story Goes On," "Easier to Love," "Two People in Love," "With You," "I Want It All" and "And What If We Had Loved Like That."
Baby, according to press notes, tells the "story of three couples on a university campus as they deal with the painful, rewarding and agonizingly funny consequences of this universal experience. There are the college students, barely at the beginning of their adult lives; the thirty-somethings, having trouble conceiving but determined to try; and the middle aged parents, looking forward to seeing their last child graduate from college when a night of unexpected passion lands them back where they started."
The honoree for this event is retiring Riverdale YM-YWHA executive director Marti Michael. The Gala benefits the theatre programs at the Riverdale Y. The Riverdale YM-YWHA is located at 5625 Arlington Avenue (just off of Riverdale Avenue and West 256th Street), in Riverdale, Bronx, NY. Tax-deductible tickets begin at $30 for general admission tickets. General admission tickets may be purchased by visiting riverdaley.org/rrsgala2014, and benefactor packages and ads may be purchased by visiting riverdaley.org/rrsgala2014ads.