What Did Critics Have to Say About The Cake at Manhattan Theatre Club?

The Verdict   What Did Critics Have to Say About The Cake at Manhattan Theatre Club?
Bekah Brunstetter's play, starring Debra Jo Rupp, opened Off-Broadway March 5.

After regional productions, Bekah Brunstetter's The Cake officially opened at Manhattan Theatre Club March 5, directed by MTC's artistic director Lynne Meadow and starring Debra Jo Rupp.

In it, a North Carolina baker (Rupp) is forced to re-examine her deeply held beliefs when her late best friend’s daughter asks her to make a cake for her lesbian wedding. Rupp is joined Off-Broadway by Marinda Anderson (Teenage Dick, Far From Heaven), Genevieve Angelson (Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, The Upside), and Dan Daily (The Rivals, Seabiscuit).

Read what critics thought of the production below.

The Daily Beast (Tim Teeman)

The Hollywood Reporter (Frank Scheck)

New York Stage Review (Jesse Oxfeld) (Steven Suskin)

The New York Times (Jesse Green)

Newsday (Barbara Schuler)

Observer (Rex Reed)

The Wrap (Robert Hofler)

Playbill will update the list as reviews are published.

Brunstetter's other plays include Going to a Place Where You Already Are, Cutie and Bear, A Long and Happy Life, Oohrah!, and Be A Good Little Widow. She is a producer on NBC’s This is Us, and has previously written for MTV’s Underemployed, ABC Family’s Switched at Birth, and Starz’s American Gods.

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

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