Why See Waitress?
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 Betsy Wolfe (Bullet's Over Broadway).
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!
Previews from: 25 March 2016
Performance date: 24 April 2016
Recommended for ages 8+
Two and a half hours with one intermission
Cast and Creative
Betsy Wolfe as Jenna
Will Swenson as Earl
Christopher Fitzgerald as Ogie
Drew Gehling as Dr. Pomatter (until November 2)
Jason Mraz as Dr. Pomatter (from November 3)
Caitlin Houlahan as Dawn
Dakin Matthews as Joe
John Cullum as Joe
Charity Angel Dawson as Becky
Book by Jessie Nelson
Music & Lyrics by Sara Bareilles
Directed by Diane Paulus
Choreographed by Lorin Latarro
2016 Tony awards Nominations
Best Original Score - Sara Bareilles
Best Actress in a Musical - Jessie Mueller
Best Supporting Actor in a Musical - Christopher Fitzgerald
2016 Drama Desk Award Nominations
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical - Christopher Fitzgerald
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