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


Why See Waitress?

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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 Betsy Wolfe (Bullet's Over Broadway) and Grammy Award winning Jason Mraz.

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.


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!

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Previews from: 25 March 2016

Opening night: 24 April 2016


Recommended for ages 8+

Run time

Two and a half hours with one intermission

And before you stop reading

Please note: Jason Mraz will not be performing on February 1st or 2nd due to prior obligations.

Cast and Creative


Drew Gehling as Dr. Pomatter 
Katharine McPhee as Jenna (from April 10)
Stephanie Torns as Jenna (From March 13 - April 8)
NaTasha Yvette Williams as Becky
Caitlin Houlahan as Dawn 
Ben Thompson as Earl
Dakin Matthews as Joe
Benny Elledge as Cal
Christopher Fitzgerald as Ogie
Victoria Collett as Lulu (at certain performances)
Katie Grober as Lulu (at certain performances)

Kayla Davion, Tyrone Davis, Jr., Matt DeAngelis, Law Terrell Dunford, Molly Hager, Stephanie Torns, and Anastacia McCleskey.

Dayna Jarae Dantzler, Molly Jobe, Brandon Kalm, and Max Kumangai.


Book by Jessie Nelson
Music & Lyrics by Sara Bareilles
Directed by Diane Paulus
Choreographed by Lorin Latarro


2016 Tony awards Nominations

Best Musical
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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COLOURFUL Creative enchanting

Waitress is making history as the first musical in Broadway to be lead by four women in the top creative slots!

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 gr

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