1999 New York City Center

Rodgers & HammersteinBabes in Arms


1999 New York City Center

Music by Richard Rodgers | Lyrics by Lorenz Hart | Book by Rodgers & Hart

Opening the 1999 Encores! Season at New York City Center, Babes in Arms ran from February 11-14, directed by Kathleen Marshall with musical direction by Rob Fisher. The cast featured Donna McKechnie, Thommie Walsh, Don Correia and Priscilla Lopez as the parents of the “babes,” with the principle roles played by David Campbell, Erin Dilly, Melissa Rain Anderson, Christopher Fitzgerald, Scott Irby-Ranniar and Jessica Stone. Later that year, the cast reunited to record a cast album, which was released that fall.


From February 11 to 14, 1999, New York City Center’s Encores! series presented a limited-run revival of Babes in Arms under the direction of Kathleen Marshall. The cast, including David Campbell, Perry Laylon Ojeda, Erin Dilly, Melissa Rain Anderson, Matthew Ballinger, Kevin Cahoon, Christopher Fitzgerald, Scott Irby-Ranniar, Cartier Anthony Williams, Shaun Powell and Jessica Stone, recorded this album on August 30 and 31 at DRG studios in New York City, under the musical direction of Rob Fisher. The album was released later that year, on November 16.