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Debra Messing to star in Broadway's 'Birthday Candles'

June 19 (UPI) -- Emmy winner Debra Messing has signed on to star in the New York premiere of Noah Haidle's play, Birthday Candles, the Roundabout Theatre Company said.

Preview performances for the limited engagement are to begin at the American Airlines Theatre on April 2, 2020. Opening night is planned for April 21, 2020.

Vivienne Benesch is directing the production.

"Debra Messing returns to the stage as Ernestine Ashworth, who spends her 17th birthday agonizing over her insignificance in the universe," a synopsis said. "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?"

No other cast members have been announced yet.

Messing, 50, is best known for her work in the TV shows Ned & Stacey, Will & Grace and Smash. She made her Broadway debut in 2014's Outside Mullingar.

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