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The Cake Celebrates a Buttercream-Filled Opening Night

Debra Jo Rupp leads the cast of the new Bekah Brunstetter play at Manhattan Theatre Club.

The Manhattan Theatre Club production of Bekah Brunstetter's The Cake made its official off-Broadway debut on March 5. Take a look as the cast celebrates opening night with their playwright, director, and lots of cake.

Genevieve Angelson, Marina Anderson, Debra Jo Rupp, and Dan Daily take their opening-night bows in The Cake.
(© Jenny Anderson)

Directed by Lynne Meadow, The Cake is described as follows: "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 reexamine her deeply held beliefs, as questions of morals, judgment, and family swirl around them all."

Playwright Bekah Brunstetter and director Lynne Meadow indulge in some cake on opening night.
(© Jenny Anderson)

Debra Jo Rupp reprises the role of Della, which she originated at the Echo Theater in LA, and played at Barrington Stage Company and Geffen Playhouse. She is joined by Marinda Anderson, Genevieve Angelson, and Dan Daily.

The Cake team gathers for a company photo.
(© Jenny Anderson)

The creative team includes John Lee Beatty (scenic design), Tom Broecker (costume design), Philip S. Rosenberg (lighting design), and John Gromada (sound design and original music).

The Cake is now in performances at MTC's New York City Center — Stage I.
(© Jenny Anderson)