Cake Off

by Sheri Wilner, Julia Jordan, and Adam Gwon; Based on the play by Sheri Wilner

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About the Play

Based on the original play by Sheri Wilner, book by Sheri Wilner & Julia Jordan, lyrics by Julia Jordan & Adam Gwon, music by Adam Gwon

A hilarious world premiere musical adaptation of Sheri Wilner’s riotous battle-of-the-baking-sexes play starring Sherri L. Edelen. It’s the 50th Annual Twillsbury Bake-Off. The legendary jackpot: one million dollars for the best homemade sugary delight. After a chilly pre-heating, hardy contestants Paul and Rita don their aprons, strap on their oven mitts and square off. Armed with whisks, bowls, knives and eggs, the two engage in an increasingly ludicrous all-out brawl – and only one can remain standing when the timer dings. Ferociously funny, there’s nothing sweet about this wild musical satire. 

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Sheri Wilner (Original Play and Book)

Sheri Wilner's plays include Father Joy, Hunger, Bake Off, Labor Day, Relative Strangers, Moving Shortly, Little Death of a Salesman, The Unknown Part of the Ocean, Hell and Back, The Bushesteia, Equilibrium, The First Night of Chanukah, The End and Joan of Arkansas. Her work has been performed at major regional and national theatres including the Guthrie Theater, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Summer Play Festival, Naked Angels, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Contemporary American Theater Festival, The Women's Project, New Georges, Rattlestick Theater, Ensemble Studio Theatre, O'Neill Playwrights' Conference, Primary Stages, City Theatre, Illusion Theater, Emigrant Theatre and the History Theatre. 


Julia Jordon (Book and Lyrics)

Adam Gwon (Lyrics and Music)

Adam Gwon is a composer and lyricist whose musicals Ordinary Days, Cloudlands, and The Boy Detective Fails have been produced at Roundabout Theatre Company, South Coast Repertory, Signature Theatre, Round House Theatre, and across the globe, including in London's West End. His songs have been performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, and more, by such luminaries as Audra McDonald, Kelli O'Hara, and Brian d'Arcy James. Honors include the Kleban Award; the Ebb Award; the Richard Rodgers, Loewe, and Weston Playhouse New Musical Awards (all for the upcoming String); Second Stage Theatre's Donna Perret Rosen Award; the ASCAP Harold Adamson Award; and the MAC John Wallowitch Award. Recordings: Ordinary Days (Ghostlight Records), Audra McDonald's Go Back Home (Nonesuch), Over the Moon: The Broadway Lullaby Project, and Tracy Lynn Olivera's Because. Adam has been a fellow at the MacDowell Colony and the Dramatists Guild, and is currently at work on commissions from Roundabout, Playwrights Horizons, and South Coast Rep. His musical Bernice Bobs Her Hair, also written with Julia Jordan, will premiere at the Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma this fall.


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