Theater: Mothers and Fathers Doing Well

BABY Music by David Shire; Lyrics by Richard Maltby Jr. Book by Sybille Pearson

What's this? A Broadway musical that comes out foursquare for motherhood? And, for that matter, fatherhood? Shades of George M. Cohan! Nor is that by any means the end of the sins against chic committed by Baby. It is set in a leafy college town, about as far as you can get from show business, which seems to provide the themes and setting for most of Broadway's current musicals. And in a theatrical atmosphere where producers will spend millions on state-of-the-glitz stagecraft but not a penny for tribute...

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