Birthday Candles Show Poster

Birthday Candles Cast & Creative

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

This show is closed.

Performances ended on May. 29, 2022.

Show Overview

About Birthday Candles

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?


Written by
Noah Haidle
Vivienne Benesch
Set Designer
Christine Jones
Costume Designer
Toni-Leslie James
Lighting Designer
Jen Schriever
Sound Designer
John Gromada
Original Music
Kate Hopgood
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