Early in Douglas Carter Beane's new comedy Fairycakes, a cricket randomly bursts onto the stage. That cricket's brief and exceedingly strange appearance gives a good taste, it turns out, of exactly what we're in for. The scene is busy even before the cricket arrives. The fairy Cobweb (Z Infante) has given Cinderella (Kuhoo Verma) her makeover and is sending her off to the ball. They are interrupted by Pinocchio (Sabatino Cruz), pursued by his harried creator Geppetto (Mo Rocca). Alongside...
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Enter a world where magic is real at Greenwich House Theater. A Midsummer Night's Dream meets old-world fairy tales in Fairycakes, a new comedy from five-time Tony nominee, Drama Desk, and two-time Outer Critics Circle Award winner Douglas Carter Beane. Fairycakes tickets are available on New York Theatre Guide now.
Fairycakes is a play featuring a cast of characters pulled from Shakespeare and classic fairytales. The eclectic group all collide, much like in Midsummer, in an enchanted forest. Magic and mischief lead the characters to fall in love in the unlikeliest of pairs, and feelings that come about only with magical help soon grow as one midsummer's night turns to the next.
The all-star cast features the Tony Award-winning actress Julie Halston, alongside Emmy Award winner Mo Rocca, Emmy and Grammy Award winner Kristolyn Lloyd, Emmy nominee Jackie Hoffman and Drama Desk Award nominee Arnie Burton. The cast is completed by Kuhoo Verma, Ann Harada, Jamen Nanthakumar, Jason Tam, Chris Myers, Z Infante, and Sabatino Cruz.
Beane, who also directs Fairycakes, has written his comedy entirely in verse, calling to its Shakespearean source material. His story, however, also mixes in contemporary elements and beloved fairytales.
He is known for his work on multiple contemporary Broadway musicals, including Xanadu (which won Beane a Drama Desk Award for Oustanding Book of a Musical), Lysistrata Jones, Sister Act (earning him a Tony nomination for Best Book of a Musical), and the 2013 revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella, for which he wrote a new book.
Tickets to Fairycakes are available now. Book Fairycakes tickets on New York Theatre Guide.
2 hours and a 15-minute intermission
October 14th, 2021
January 2nd, 2022
October 14th, 2021
November 21st, 2021
October 14th, 2021
Greenwich House Theater
Jackie Hoffman, Ann Harada, Mo Rocca, and more star in this uproarious clash of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and old-world fairy tales.
Cast and creative
By: Douglas Carter Beane
Songs by: Lewis Flinn.
Director: Douglas Carter Beane
Cast list: Mo Rocca, Sabatino Cruz, Kristolyn Lloyd, Jackie Hoffman, Kuhoo Verma, Ann Harada, Z Infante, Chris Myers, Jamen Nanthakumar, Julie Halston, Arnie Burton, Jason Tam
Design: Shoko Kambara and Adam Crinson
Lighting: Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew
Costume: Gregory Gale
Choreography: Ellenore Scott
Latest Fairycakes News & Features
A midsummer night's dream turns into day, and Fairycakes will soon go away. Douglas Carter Beane's new comedy play will end its run at the Greenwich House Theater on November 21, just over a month before the previously scheduled end date of January 2, 2022.Fairycakes, which began performances on October 14, mashes up characters from Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream with classic fairytale characters for one adventure in an enchanted forest. With the help of the forest fairies' mischievous...
Arnie Burton has joined the cast of Fairycakes at the Greenwich House Theater. Burton will replace previously announced cast member Brooks Ashmanskas, who has departed the show to pursue a television opportunity.Burton joins Mo Rocca, Alfie Fuller, Sabatino Cruz, Jackie Hoffman, Kuhoo Verma, Z Infante, Ann Harada, Jamen Nanthakumar, Julie Halston, Chris Myers, and Jason Tam in the cast. Five-time Tony nominee Douglas Carter Beane, who created Fairycakes, will also direct, and Ellenore Scott will...
UPDATE: Kristolyn Lloyd has joined the cast of Fairycakes as Peaseblossom. She replaces Alfie Fuller, who has departed the show due to scheduling conflicts.The world premiere of Douglas Carter Beane's new play Fairycakes will begin performances off-Broadway this fall. A star cast including Jackie Hoffman and Mo Rocca will appear in Fairycakes, with performances at Greenwich House Theater from October 14 - Jan. 2, 2022. Fairycakes tickets are on sale now.Inspired by William Shakespeare's A...