Current Updates, News & Events from Cake

Cake’s Five-Year Anniversary Gala

Posted in: Uncategorized ♦ Saturday, March 15th, 2014, 4:04 am ♦ No Comments
Cake’s Five-Year Anniversary Gala

Can you believe it’s been FIVE years since Cake’s first production, Modern Dance for Beginners? It has been a great ride, you’ve been a huge part of that, and we want you to help us celebrate!
Join us on the evening of June 18th for elegant libations and bites, camaraderie, live music and learn more about our next mainstage production—all in a stunning loft space overlooking the High Line Park.
For tickets, CLICK HERE!
The ticket price entitles you to an evening of Open Bar, passed hor d’oeuvres, live music from award-winning singer/songwriter, Nick Deutsch, and American Idol’s, Marissa Pontecorvo, and more!
When: Wednesday, June 18th
When: 6:30–9:30 pm
Where: Drift Studio NYC (508 W 26th Street)

NOW: It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play by Joe Landry

Posted in: Uncategorized ♦ Friday, November 22nd, 2013, 4:02 am ♦ No Comments
NOW: It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play by Joe Landry

Cake is proud to continue the annual tradition with our one-night-only, special performance of It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play!

There will be caroling, spirits, and someone (ahem, George Bailey) may just lasso down a moon for his sweetheart. Whether you’ve seen the movie a hundred times or never before, whatever holiday you celebrate, in times like these it’s always nice to be reminded that “No man is a failure who has friends.”

Click HERE for tickets!

Thursday, December 5th at 6pm

The Duplex Cabaret Theater
61 Christopher Street (at 7th Avenue)
New York, NY

$15 online / $20 at the door

2 drink minimum

NOW: The Learned Ladies

Posted in: Uncategorized ♦ Thursday, August 1st, 2013, 7:12 pm ♦ No Comments
NOW: The Learned Ladies

Click the links below to read the full reviews of The Learned Ladies from October, 2013:

“It’s hard not to be impressed by a play that wears its intelligence on its sleeve, in a sprightly, whimsical, and sometimes trenchantly sardonic production that melds wit to farce.”
Paul Birchall – Stage and Cinema

“Like a well-oiled comedy machine.”
Regina Robbins – Theatre is Easy

“The synergy cannot be outdone.”
Karen White – Arts and Leisure News
Learned Ladies
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Cake Productions and The New Ateh Theater Group are proud to present an All-Female production of Moliere’s, THE LEARNED LADIES, translated & adapted by Freyda Thomas, directed by Paul Urcioli.

Friday 10/4 and Saturday 10/5 at 8PM
Sunday 10/6 at 3PM
Wednesday 10/9, Thursday 10/10 and Friday 10/11 at 8PM
Saturday 10/12 at 2PM and 8PM
Sunday 10/13 at 3PM
Wednesday 10/16, Thursday 10/17 and Friday 10/18 at 8PM
Saturday 10/19 at 2PM and 8PM

Starring: Kathryn Alexander, Sarah Brill, Francesca Day, Janna Emig, Susan Finch*,
Katie Honaker*, Marta Kuersten, Alyssa Lott, Madeleine Maby*, Sara Montgomery,
Elizabeth Neptune
*Appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association. This is an Equity approved showcase.

Scenic Design: Daniel Krause
Costumes: Katja Andreiev
Lighting: Ania Parks
Stage Manager: Courtney Ferrell
Assistant Director: Alexis Grausz
Graphic Design: Brooke Berry-Wolf
Publicist: Paul Siebold/Off Off PR

For more information, visit

Tickets $18
Click below for tickets or call 1-800-838-3006

Soiree into Summer with Cake Productions & Ateh Theater Group

Posted in: Uncategorized ♦ Sunday, May 19th, 2013, 6:35 pm ♦ No Comments
Soiree into Summer with Cake Productions & Ateh Theater Group

Cake Productions and Ateh Theater Group invite you to an evening of culture and revelry…and of course, cocktails!

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013
6 – 9pm

Charles West Gallery
163 Charles Street, NYC

Join us at a 2 story all-glass art gallery, overlooking the Hudson for spirits, merriment and a BIG announcement!

3 Hours of Open Bar
Passed Hors D’oeuvres
Peruse or Purchase Art

$25 online purchase /
$30 at the door

Click HERE to purchase your tickets now!

It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play!

Posted in: Uncategorized ♦ Monday, November 12th, 2012, 4:51 pm ♦ No Comments
<em>It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play!<em/>

In light of the days getting shorter and the challenges we’ve all recently experienced with “super storms” and tense elections, we thought everyone could use a night of classic, feel-good theatre and we think we have just the right recipe for a little positivity and escapism…

Celebrate the holiday spirit with Cake Productions’ ONE-NIGHT ONLY PERFORMANCE of It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play! There will be caroling, drinking, and someone (ahem, George Bailey) may just lasso down a moon for his sweetheart. Whether you’ve seen the movie a hundred times or never before, whatever holiday you celebrate, in times like these it’s always nice to be reminded that “No man is a failure who has friends.”

Wednesday, December 5th at 7pm
(Doors open and cocktail hour begins at 6pm)
The Triad Theatre / Stage 72 (158 West 72nd Street, NYC), 2nd Floor

Directed by William Franke
Starring: Brooke Berry, Sarah Brill, Ron Brown, Amir Darvish, Francesca Day, Marta Kuersten, Joe Stipek and Charlie Wilson

This will be a cabaret-style experience with a variety of festive delights, including:
•A cocktail hour to begin at 6pm to kick off the evening and for anyone unable to attend the performance who would like to stop by and share in a couple of spirits with Cake
•Drinks available for purchase throughout the performance at 7pm
•Carolers to help set the holiday mood
•A raffle, featuring fabulous holiday-themed items (partial proceeds will go toward helping the victims of Hurricane Sandy)


$20 (2 drink minimum)

We look forward to seeing you at the show on December 5th!

Broadway’s ROAR (Rockers Obliterating Ailing Renal)

Posted in: Uncategorized ♦ Friday, August 31st, 2012, 4:19 am ♦ No Comments
Broadway’s ROAR (Rockers Obliterating Ailing Renal)

We are proud to announce that Cake Productions is co-producing an incredible event and that our own Brooke Berry will be the host! ROAR (Rockers Obliterating Ailing Renal) is a face-melting rock show featuring Broadway’s best and brightest! This is a benefit for actress Kellie Lynne Leach who is in end-stage renal failure and needs a kidney transplant. Come out to raise the urgently needed funds for this incredible, young member of our theatre community AND experience the highest level of Broadway talent! Monday, Sept. 17th – 9:30pm at The Beechman Theatre (407 West 42nd Street, NYC).

Performers include Matt Cavenaugh (West Side Story, Grey Gardens, Urban Cowboy), Autumn Hurlbert (Legally Blonde), Gaelen Gilliland (Wicked, Legally Blonde, 9 to 5), Hannah Elless (Godspell), Jared Zirilli (Lysistrata Jones, Fat Camp) and Ryan Williams (Sphinx Winks, Evil Dead, Les Mis tour)…AND Kellie Lynne Leach herself will be performing alongside this talented roster of stars! For reservations, please call 212 695 6909! Tickets are $15 with a $15 food and/or drink minimum, paid at the end of the night on your check. Co-produced by Amy Persons and Cake Productions.

Hope to see you at the show, but if you are unable to attend and would still like to support Kellie, please visit:

MAINSTAGE: In the Company of Jane Doe

Posted in: Mainstage, Uncategorized ♦ Tuesday, March 27th, 2012, 6:24 am ♦ No Comments
MAINSTAGE:  In the Company of Jane Doe

The curtain is now open on the NYC Premiere of In the Company of Jane Doe by Tiffany Antone!  This production, directed by Paul Urcioli, opened on Thursday, May 17th and will run through Saturday, June 2nd at New York Theatre Workshop’s 4th Street Theatre (83 E 4th Street).

A quick teaser for In the Company of Jane Doe:

A suitcase full of halibut? Snowshoes couriered to her office? Is Jane losing it or is the universe trying to tell her something? When she consults with the wrong doctor, the results could push her further over the edge, or they might just save her life. It’s all In The Company of Jane Doe

May 17th through June 2nd, 2012
(Tues through Sat at 7:30pm, Sunday May 20th at 3pm, Sun May 27th at 7:30pm)

Starring: Brooke Berry*, Sarah Brill, Francesca Day, Jason Guy*, Marta Kuersten,
Robert Maxwell, Elizabeth Neptune, Joe Stipek*
*Appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association. This is an Equity approved showcase.

Scenic Design: Sara Walsh
Lighting: Dante Olivia Smith
Costumes: Amy Pedigo-Otto
Stage Manager: Courtney Ferrell
Choreography: Alison Beatty
Sound Design: Louis Wells
Press Agent: Judy Jacksina

New York Theatre Workshop’s 4th Street Theatre
83 East 4th Street (between Second Avenue and Bowery)
Nearest Subways: 6 to Astor Place / F to Second Avenue

Tickets $18 –

A (not really) Valentine’s Party

Posted in: Uncategorized ♦ Monday, January 23rd, 2012, 6:15 am ♦ No Comments
A (not really) Valentine’s Party

WHAT:  A Party!!! AND…the announcement of Cake Productions’ next mainstage show!
WHEN: Valentine’s Day EVE (That’s the day BEFORE)
Monday, February 13th – 5:30-10pm
WHERE:  Midtown Pub – 8 East 36th Street – UPSTAIRS
(between 5th and Madison)
WHY:  Why not?

Save the love for the following day…
… Join Cake Productions on Feb. 13TH to acknowledge the ridiculousness of a certain greeting-card-industry-invented holiday!

$15 gives you:
– Happy Hour prices all evening
– Delicious cocktails, such as the “Bitter Divorce”, “Future Cat Lady” and  “Still Live with Mom”
– Hors D’oeuvres
– “Alternative” Valentine-making table
– Test your luck in love in the “Mixed Signals Booth”

There will also be raffle prizes and candy!

$12 discounted tickets with advanced purchase:


$200 Off Headshot Session with Douglas Gorenstein

Posted in: Uncategorized ♦ Saturday, August 20th, 2011, 4:19 am ♦ No Comments
$200 Off Headshot Session with Douglas Gorenstein

ONLY A FEW DAYS LEFT to take advantage of a fantastic deal on headshots, while helping Cake to continue bringing high-quality theatre to Off-off Broadway!  Cake Productions is excited to extend an incredible offer for actors and other professionals from Douglas Gorenstein Studio, valid ONLY on bookings through the end of 2011 (sessions must be redeemed by March 2012)!

Acclaimed New York headshot photographer, Douglas Gorenstein, has agreed to offer Cake Productions members and any of their friends/supporters a $200 discount off his headshot session, normally priced at $695. You pay only $495. In addition, Douglas will donate $100 from that photo session to Cake Productions.  

Douglas Gorenstein photographed headshots for this season’s cast of “Celebrity Apprentice.” In 2010, he was voted one of two favorite headshot photographers in New York by the readers of Back Stage. His hilarious book “Holy Headshot!,” published by Simon & Schuster, was endorsed by Jimmy Fallon and Triumph the Insult Comic Dog.
This offer is good for 2011. All sessions booked must be completed by March 2012.

Here’s How to Take Advantage of this Deal:
1) Visit to view his portfolio
2) Check out the Digital Session under rates
3) Call Douglas at his studio 212-967-2810 and mention that you were referred by Cake Productions
4) Book the Digital Session and smile because you just saved $200
5) Smile again because Douglas will be donating $100 in “your name” to Cake Productions


Posted in: Uncategorized ♦ Friday, April 8th, 2011, 7:42 pm ♦ No Comments


Shakespeare workshops, New York City

May 14th and 15th 2011

In collaboration with Cake Productions

Internationally acclaimed Shakespeare specialist Rob Clare, whose recent freelance credits on both sides of the Atlantic include Steppenwolf and the Royal Shakespeare Company, offers his expertise in an intensive and highly practical weekend workshop for actors of all levels of experience.  Broad-ranging, eclectic, and always tied into the actor’s process, the workshop will demystify some of the issues surrounding Shakespearean text, and especially working with Shakespearean verse, and direct address, showing that what may seem to be inherent difficulties or challenges are in fact creative opportunities.  All theoretical guidance offered in the workshop is given practical application in a working rehearsal environment.

Whether you’re an experienced Shakespearean actor, or a complete novice, or preparing for auditions, or whatever your interest, this workshop is for you.  Come and share some new perspectives, as well as re-evaluating received wisdom and theories.  Get up on your feet, and pick up on key strategies and fundamentally practical approaches to help enable you to bring Shakespeare’s text to vivid, original, and fresh life onstage.


Participants will prepare a Shakespeare speech of their own choice, or (with an agreed scene partner) a short duologue, or section of a scene.  Among other texts and materials that will be discussed, we will look briefly together at Macbeth Act 1 Scene 7, so please also be familiar with this play and this scene.


The workshop series will take place during the weekend of Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th May, 10am-1pm and 2-6pm on each day, venue to be announced.

The total cost of the workshop is $200.

Numbers will be limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.  Email now to notify us of your interest and then, click on this link to submit your payment to secure your spot:

  • Did You Know?

    Cake Productions has big plans for 2014! In the days since the founding of our company, our fiscal sponsor, Fractured Atlas, has been benevolent and extremely helpful, guiding us through early growing pains and allowing us to receive tax-deductible donations immediately upon developing our company mission statement. However, by our five-year anniversary in 2014, our goal is to become our own 501(c)(3).