Bekah Brunstetter

Manhattan Theatre Club presents The Cake by Bekah Brunstetter

Lynne Meadow will direct the New York premiere of Bekah Brunstetter's The Cake at New York City Center.

Tom Millward
Tom Millward

Manhattan Theatre Club presents the New York premiere of The Cake, written by Emmy Award nominee Bekah Brunstetter and helmed by MTC's Artistic Director Lynne Meadow, as part of its 2018-2019 season. Previews begin at New York City Center's Stage I on February 12, 2019, ahead of an official opening on March 5.

Synopsis: "All is going well for Della. Her North Carolina bakery is legendary and she's just been cast on her favorite television baking competition. But then, her late-best-friend's daughter comes home from New York City to ask her to make a cake for her upcoming wedding. When Della learns that Jen's about to marry a woman, she is forced to re-examine her deeply held beliefs, as questions of morals, judgment and family swirl around them all."

Casting and creative team information for the production will be announced at a later date.

The Cake was previously staged this year at La Jolla Playhouse, starring Tony Award winner Faith Prince as Della.

Playwright Bekah Brunstetter has been represented off-Broadway with The Oregon Trail, Oohrah! and Be a Good Little Widow and she also earned an Emmy Award nomination in 2017 as a producer of NBC's "This Is Us".

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