Birthday Candles

Posted by Steve at TheatreGold on 26th Feb 2020

Birthday Candles

Play by Noah Haidle


Birthday Candles will take audiences on a magical journey with Ernestine Ashworth, from birthday to birthday, as she bakes a life. Noah Haidle is a playwright and screenwriter whose work has been produced off- Broadway, regionally, and around the world. His most recent play, Everything Beautiful, premiered last October at Munich's Residenz Theater, and he is currently the playwright in residence of the National Theater of Mannheim, a position first held by Friedrich Schiller.

Birthday Candles

American Airlines Theatre Broadway

First Preview 02, Apr 2020

Opening Night 21, Apr 2020

Closing Night 21, jun 2020


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Debra Messing - Ernestine Ashworth
Andre Braugher - Broadway Debut - Matt
Enrico Colantoni - Broadway Debut - Kenneth
Crystal Finn - Broadway Debut - Joan/Alex/Beth
Susannah Flood - Alice/Madeline/Ernie
Christopher Livingston - Billy/John



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

Produced by Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes: Artistic Director/CEO; Julia C. Levy: Executive Director; Sydney Beers: General Manager; Steve Dow: Chief Administrative Officer)


American Airlines Theatre

The American Airlines Theatre, originally the Selwyn Theatre, is a historic Italian Renaissance style Broadway theatre built in 1918. It was designed by George Keister and built by the Selwyn brothers. Used for musicals and other dramatic performances it was eventually converted for film. It was used briefly as a visitor’s center but stood vacant for years until a 1997 renovation and restoration. It is located at 227 West 42nd Street, New York City.

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227 W 42nd St (between 7th Ave & 8th Ave) New York, NY 10036


Times Sq – 42 St (7, 7X) 42 St – Port Authority Bus Terminal A,C,E to 42st ; N,Q,R Times Sq



(212) 719-1300

Box Office

Monday – Saturday: 10am – 8pm – Sunday: Noon – 6pm

Access Information

All Roundabout Theatre Company venues are accessible to patrons with mobility disabilities. The American Airlines Theatre

Fully accessible on both the Orchestra and Mezzanine levels


There is a wheelchair accessible to restrooms.


Birthday Candles


Birthday Candles, Broadway 2020, Theatregold, Debra Messing, Andre Braugher, Enrico Colantoni, Crystal Finn, Susannah Flood, Christopher Livingston, Noah Haidle, Kate Hopgood, Vivienne Benesch, Christine Jones, Toni-Leslie James, Jen Schriever, John Gromada