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

This show is closed.

Performances ended on May. 29, 2022.

About the Show

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


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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American Airlines Theatre
227 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036
Hearing Assistance
Assisted listening devices available. Infrared headsets are free to check out at coatcheck with a photo ID.
Wheelchair Access
The Orchestra and Rear Mezzanine are accessible.
Elevators and Escalators
Elevators are available to all levels of the theater.
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