Broadway’s Ethan Paulini & Julia Murney Talks ‘Baby’

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Last month, Yellow Sound Label released Baby: New Off-Broadway Cast Recording in celebration of the musical’s 40th anniversary.

Originally produced on Broadway in 1983, featuring a book by Sybille Pearson, music by David Shire, and lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr., Baby follows three couples, each newly expecting a child. Throughout the show, the characters experience the emotional stresses and triumphs, as well as the desperate lows and comic highs, that accompany the anticipation and arrival of a baby.

Baby 2022 Album Cover Art

The new album, which is available on digital and streaming platforms, is based on the 2021 Off-Broadway revival by Out of the Box Theatrics and features new, never-before-recorded material. Thanks to queer director Ethan Paulini, along with members of the original creative team, the show has been updated to reflect more modern sensibilities, including a lesbian couple expecting a baby. 

This new production of Baby reimagines the story of three couples on their journeys to parenthood, triumphantly examining them through a 2022 lens. 

Image via Kyle Huey

Paulini and cast member Julia Murney took some time to talk more about Baby‘s revival and the cast recording with Instinct. Check out the full video interview below. 

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