‘Birthday Candles’ on Broadway

The New York Carolina Club and PlayMakers Repertory Company
cordially invite you to join fellow alumni for a matinee performance of
Sunday, May 15, 2022 at 3 p.m.
Produced by Roundabout Theatre Company
American Airlines Theatre
227 West 42nd Street
$79.00 per ticket — excellent front center mezzanine location
*For reservations, please email PRCgeneralmngmt@unc.edu.
As an added treat, Vivienne Benesch will join the group for a brief conversation after the show!
Directed by Vivienne Benesch, Artistic Director of Playmakers Rep, and starring Emmy Award winner Debra Messing (“Will and Grace”), who comes home to Broadway in the poignant and funny new hit play about the extraordinary moments that make up one woman’s ordinary life.
Messing leads a remarkable cast in the role of 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, an infinity of dreams and one cake (baked live on stage) covering a century.
This “true gift” of a play (Variety) will take you through the highlights and heartbreaks of 90 years in 90 minutes.  As the Daily News says, “Messing is extraordinarily moving.  It’s truly a must-see show.”
May 15, 2022
3:00 pm
American Airlines Theatre 227 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036, USA