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Birthday Candles


Debra Messing (Will & Grace) returns to the stage in Birthday Candles, 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.

“A true gift. A lesson on survival and a bold reminder to live each day with zest and adventure.” - Ayanna Prescod, Variety

“Debra messing is exceptionally moving in this truly must-see show. It’s what Broadway is missing.” - Chris Jones, Daily News

“An icing-sweet pleasure!” - Greg Evans, Deadline

Theatre

American Airlines Theatre
227 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036

Group Minimum

10 or more tickets
To purchase fewer, visit our partner for Birthday Candles.

Audience

Recommended for 13 + (Mature content and strong language.)
Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.

Duration

1 hour and 30 minutes, with no intermission

First Performance

3/18/2022

On Sale Through

5/29/2022

Theatre Policies

All audience members 5 years of age and older are required to be fully vaccinated before entering the theatre. Audience members 18 years of age and older must show proof of vaccination along with a valid photo ID. “Vaccinated” means on the day of the performance date as shown on the valid ticket, a guest has received

(a) the second dose of an FDA or WHO authorized 2-dose COVID-19 vaccine, or
(b) the single dose of an FDA or WHO authorized 1-dose vaccine, or
(c) for international guests, 2 doses of any “mix and match” combination of an FDA or WHO approved COVID-19 vaccines is acceptable.

All audience members will be required to show proof of vaccination, which clearly identifies the vaccine received and the date of the last dose, along with a corresponding photo ID for audience members 18 years of age and older.

Children under age 5 are not permitted in the theatre.

Audience members with a qualifying disability, or a sincerely held religious belief precluding them from receiving the vaccine may present—in lieu of proof of vaccination—proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test within 72 hours of the performance start time, or a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test within 6 hours of the performance start time.

If you are unable to provide the requested documentation at this time please contact Audience Services for assistance in rescheduling. Any ticket holder unable to meet vaccine and/or testing requirements will be denied entry.
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