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Birthday Candles Tickets

American Airlines Theatre

Debra Messing stars in the Broadway premiere of Noah Haidle's poignant new play.

This show is closed.

Performances ended on May. 29, 2022.

American Airlines Theatre

227 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036

Previews Mar 18, 2022
Opening Apr 10, 2022
Closing May 29, 2022
1 hour and 30 minutes, with no intermission.
Recommended for age 13 and up. Children under the age of 4 are not permitted
Content Advisory
Mature content and strong language.


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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