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.
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."
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 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).