A Kid Is Born the Night The Kid Is Born

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[caption id="attachment_7298" align="alignright" width="200" caption="Justin Patterson photo by Scott Treadway"]Justin Patterson<BR>photo by Scott Treadway[/caption]Keith Patterson, all eight pounds of him, arrived on this planet at Roosevelt Hospital May 10 at 6:48 PM — 12 minutes before his dad, actor Justin, was to open at the Theatre Row in The Kid, a new musical by Michael Zam, Jack Lechner and Andy Monroe about a gay couple (Christopher Sieber and Lucas Steel) becoming parents.

Scott Elliott, artistic director for The New Group which presented the play, took to the stage before the curtain went up to announce that Zachary Berger would go on for Patterson and that the only signs of Patterson in the show was in the video part "so that's all very exciting and chillingly amusing," he concluded with a forced smile.

Moments before the show started, Elliott returned to the stage with an update — something to the effect that "It's a boy!" — and the opening-night audience cheered.

Mother and child — and actor and understudy — are all reportedly doing fine.

— Harry Haun

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