Babes In Arms

Baby Rose

City Center Encores!

  • Music by Richard Rodgers
  • Lyrics by Lorenz Hart
  • Book by Rodgers & Hart
  • Adapted by John Guare
... you should know about Melissa Rain Anderson, who plays a former run-to-plumpness child movie star and is a musical rarity: a belter with a velvet touch.

Ben Brantley
The New York Times

Melissa Rain Anderson makes a vocally smashing New York debut as the ex-child star Baby Rose. Her powerhouse “Johnny One-Note,” abetted by director Kathleen Marshall’s witty choreography closes the first act on a high note

Charles Isherwood
Daily Variety Gotham

Show-stopping moments are supplied by Erin Dilly ...and Melissa Rain Anderson. Dilly and Anderson possess voices that angels and nightingales would envy.
The Coffee Club Orchestra, under conductor Rob Fisher, is impeccable. As sung with particular verve by Anderson, even an obscure number, “Way Out West on West End Avenue” proves a delight.

David Kaufman
Daily News

The cast lined up by director-choreographer Kathleen Marshall ...was a standout, particularly Melissa Rain Anderson as an ex-movie moppet slamming over “Johnny One Note.”


The Hollywood Reporter

Luckily, there are many miracle moments in which the old material and the new performer are a perfect match: Melissa Rain Anderson belting “Way Out West,” is a match of equals, of performer meeting material...

Michael Feingold
The Village Voice

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  • Directed and Choreographed by Kathleen Marshall
  • Music Direction by Rob Fisher
  • Associate Choreographer Rob Ashford
  • Scenic Design by John Lee Beatty
  • Costume Design by Toni-Leslie James
  • Lighting Design by Peter Kaczorowski

Cast: David Campbell, Kevin Cahoon, Erin Dilly, Chris Fitzgerald, Scott Irby-Ranniar, Perry Laylon Ojeda, Shaun Powell, Jessica Stone, Cartier Anthony Williams. Donna McKechnie, Thommie Walsh, Don Correia and Priscilla Lopez