Artwork for Birthday Candles

Birthday Candles

Performances Begin April 2

American Airlines Theatre

Tickets will go on sale to the general public on November 21. Subscribers and donors get first access to tickets and other special benefits.

Debra Messing (Will & Grace) 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?

A writer of "freewheeling ambition" (Charles Isherwood, The New York Times), Noah Haidle makes his Broadway debut with a poignant new play as fearless in scope as it is tremendous in heart.

Birthday Candles Cast

Ernestine Ashworth
Debra Messing

Birthday Candles Creative

Noah Haidle
Vivienne Benesch

Additional cast and creative team members will be announced at a later date.

Presented at

American Airlines Theatre

227 West 42nd Street

between 7th and 8th Avenues