Maltby-Shire Musical Baby Considered for Roundabout's 2003-4 Season

News   Maltby-Shire Musical Baby Considered for Roundabout's 2003-4 Season Baby, the beloved but short-lived Broadway musical about three couples facing parenthood, may bow on Broadway again as part of the Roundabout Theatre Company's next season, composer Richard Maltby, Jr. told Playbill On-Line.

Baby, the beloved but short-lived Broadway musical about three couples facing parenthood, may bow on Broadway again as part of the Roundabout Theatre Company's next season, composer Richard Maltby, Jr. told Playbill On-Line.

"It looks like it may be done in the 2003-04 season," Maltby said Sept. 18. "The Roundabout's been considering it for three years now." Maltby said the show, which has been much altered since its original production, received two readings at the Roundabout, one three years ago and another earlier this year.

Charles Randolph Wright directed the most recent reading and would pilot the production. (Maltby directed the initial reading.) In the cast was LaChanze, who recently told New York magazine she had been cast in the Broadway revival.

The contemporary, humane musical set in a college town had a short, but Tony Award-nominated life on Broadway in 1983-84, and has become a favorite in regional, stock and amateur productions.

The Roundabout has not officially announced any part of its 2003-04 season. —By Robert Simonson