• Previews Begin: March 18, Opening Night: April 10, 2022
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Birthday Candles is a poignant new play by Noah Haidle.  Starring Debra Messing as a woman going through her birthdays, agonizing about her significance.

  • Show Information

    Preview: Mar 18, 2022 Opening: Apr 10, 2022 Duration: TBA

    Group Information

    Group Minimum: 10
  • CAST

    Ernestine: Debra Messing Matt: Andre Braugher Kenneth: Enrico Colantoni Joan/Alex/Beth: Crystal Flinn Alice/Madeline/Ernie: Susannah Flood Billy/John: Christopher Livingston


    Written by: Noah Haidle Director: Vivienne Benesch Sets: Christine Jones Costumes: Toni-Leslie James Lights: Jen Schriever Sound: John Gromada Original Music: Kate Hopgood

    Debra Messing returns to the stage as Ernestine Ashworth, who spends her 17th birthday agonizing over her insignificance in the universe. Soon enough, it’s her 18th birthday. Even sooner, her 41st. Her 70th. Her 101st. Five generations, dozens of goldfish, an infinity of dreams, one cake baked over a century. What makes a lifetime…into a life?
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