Call it Maybe Baby 90210. The L.A. run of Maybe Baby, It's You gets an added winter boost with the addition, Jan. 24-March 23, of TV's Tori Spelling to the two-handed cast. Spelling replaces original Maybe Baby creator Shari Simpson as the female half of the comedy team. Charlie Shanian remains with the show, playing at the Coronet Theatre since Nov. 7. Spelling is best known for portraying Donna Martin on "Beverly Hills 90210." Her film credits include "Scary Movie 2," "House of Yes," "Trick" and, in a role parodying herself, "Scream 2."
Veterans of Gotham City Improv, Shanian and Simpson also worked on a new musical, Adventures in Love. With music and lyrics by Zina Goldrich and Marcy Heisler, that show was produced by Kevin McCollum at the Ordway Music Theater in St. Paul.
Like a non-musical version of I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change, Maybe Baby looks at dating, relationships and marriage through serio-comic sketches. Played between the longer pieces are audio clips of real-life interviews with people about their love lives and romantic needs.
Maybe Baby, It's You plays four nights a week, Wednesday-Saturday. The Coronet Theatre is located at 368 North La Cienega Boulevard in West Hollywood. For reservations, call (310) 657-7377.
— By Christine Ehren
and David Lefkowitz