Babes In Arms
City Center Encores!
- Music by Richard Rodgers
- Lyrics by Lorenz Hart
- Book by Rodgers & Hart
- Adapted by John Guare
… a musical rarity: a belter with a velvet touch.
—Ben Brantley, The New York Times
... 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.
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
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.
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.”
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...
- 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