NEWS: Debra Messing to Star in Birthday Candles

The production will mark the New York premiere of Noah Haidle’s play, playing at the American Airlines Theatre from the 2nd April 2020.

Playing for a limited season in 2020, Birthday Candles will also mark the Broadway debut of playwright Noah Haidle.

Directed by Vivienne Benesch, the production is set to star Debra Messing, who is best known for her role in the hit television series Will & Grace. She was last seen on Broaday in John Patrick Shanley’s play Outside Mullingar opposite Brian F. O’Byrne in 2014.

Ernestine Ashworth, 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?

The production is being presented by Roundabout Theatre Company, who last collaborated with Noah Haidle on his black comedy Mr. Marmalade in 2005.

Further casting and creative team are set to be announced soon.

Birthday Candles will play at the American Airlines Theatre from the 2nd April until the 21st June 2020.

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