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WAITRESS

Now showing, Open Run

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"Sara Bareilles has written a charming score that suits the quirky material."

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Cooking Up a Storm on broadway

Broadway's most delectable musical, Waitress is a life-affirming tale of dreaming big. Landing on the Great White Way following a Boston try-out, Waitress is the story of a small town waitress named Jenna, who seizes on the chance to escape her small town life by putting her baking skills to the test. The show has proved a huge hit with audiences, and was nominated for four Tony Awards in 2016.

Leading the cast is the show's songwriter Sara Bareilles - though only until June 11th! She's joined by William Popp (Blue Bloods, The Americans) and Drama Desk nominee Eric Anderson (Soul Doctor).

An A-List Creative team

Written by screenwriter Jessie Nelson, Waitress is based on the acclaimed indie movie of the same name from 2007, which starred Keri Russel. Waitress' bubbly pop score comes courtesy of pop songstress Sara Bareilles, while Broadway powerhouse Diane Paulus, best known for her Tony-winning work on the latest revival of Pippin and the recent Finding Neverland, directs.

WHAT IS WAITRESS ABOUT?

Suffocated by both the small Southern town where she lives, and her controlling husband Earl, Jenna longs for escape. Her only solace comes from working in the local diner, where she can practise her passion for baking. Jenna's crumbly pastries and crinkly crusts are renowned the town over, and by a stroke of luck, they might just offer her an escape route! A pie-making contest is announced in a nearby town, with a potentially life-changing cash prize for first place. Jenna realises this may be a once in a lifetime opportunity and is determined to grab it with both hands!

Additional Information

Dates

Previews from: 25 March 2016

Opening night: 24 April 2016

Audience

Recommended for ages 8+

Run time

Two and a half hours with one intermission

Show times

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 Matinee--14.00--14.0015.00
 Evening19.30-19.3019.3020.0020.00-

WHAT WE SAY

A bitter sweet slice of life

Jenna Hunterson (Jessie Mueller) invites us into her world of baking pies, a sweet escape from her humdrum existence, working as a diner waitress. With songs and lyrics by Sara Bareilles, Tony-nominated Waitress is a true Broadway treat and a great choice more »

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