Kiki Baby, With Jill Paice, Louis Hobson, Jennifer Laura Thompson, Jenn Colella, Begins at NYMF Oct. 5

News   Kiki Baby, With Jill Paice, Louis Hobson, Jennifer Laura Thompson, Jenn Colella, Begins at NYMF Oct. 5
 
Jim Walton, Jill Paice, Louis Hobson, Jennifer Laura Thompson and Jenn Colella star in the musical comedy Kiki Baby as part of the New York Musical Theatre Festival, beginning Oct. 5 at the Theatre at St. Clement's.

Jenn Colella
Jenn Colella Photo by Ryan Jensen

Lonny Price (Merrily We Roll Along, A Class Act, The History Boys) and Matt Cowart co-direct the musical that will run through Oct. 16. Price co-authored the book with Kitt Lavoie. Kiki Baby has a score by Grant Sturiale.

The cast features Colella (High Fidelity, Urban Cowboy) as Kiki, Paice (Curtains, Death Takes a Holiday) as Christine, Thompson (Urinetown, Wicked) as Marina, Hobson (Next to Normal, Bonnie & Clyde) as Maladin and Walton (Merrily We Roll Along, Sweeney Todd) as Paddy with Helen Jean Arthur (Therese Raquin, A Lie of the Mind) as Grandma, Stacie Morgain Lewis (Sunday in the Park…, Wicked) as Patsy, Megan Lawrence (Hair) as Frau Dangl, Adam Heller (A Class Act; Baby, It's You) as Adolph, Eric Leviton (Chicago, The Full Monty) as Markus and Steve Rosen (Spamalot, Peter and the Starcatcher) as Levisee.

Here's how the authors bill Kiki Baby: "Germany. 1931. Christine Maladin is the only thing standing between her family and the pit of a worldwide depression, until one day a visiting impresario hears the voice of an angel floating from her flat – and determines to make her four-year-old daughter an international star. A tale of fame, fortune, failed opera divas, dwarfs, sweatshop bosses, monumentally bad parenting, and what happens to a little girl when no one will tell her 'no.'"

Josh Rhodes (Company with the NY Philharmonic, Sondheim: The Birthday Concert) choreographs Kiki Baby, which has musical direction by Mark Hartman. Orchestrations are by Tony Award winner Michael Starobin (Sunday in the Park…, Next to Normal), and vocal arrangements are by Annmarie Milazzo (Spring Awakening). 

The production has costume design by Wade Laboisonniere, scenic design by James Noone, lighting design by Marc Janowitz and sound design by Alex Neumann. General management is by Brierpatch Productions. For tickets visit NYMF. The Theatre at St. Clement's is located at 423 West 46th Street.

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