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Waitress

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Closed January 9, 2022

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

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Cooking Up a Storm on broadway

PART OF 2021'S MACY'S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE!

Broadway's sweetest 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 both across the country and internationally and was nominated for four Tony Awards in 2016. 

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 practice 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 realizes this may be a once in a lifetime opportunity and is determined to grab it with both hands!

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Dates

Opening night: 2 September 2021

Audience

Recommended for ages 8+

Run time

Two and a half hours with one intermission

COVID 19 SECURE

You may be required to have had a COVID vaccine in order to attend this performance or show proof of a negative test. Please contact the venue directly for more information on this.

Cast and Creative

Cast

Ciara Renee as Jenna
Eric Anderson as Cal
Ashley Blanchet as Dawn
Tyrone Davis, Jr. as Ogie
Joshua Henry as Dr. Pomatter
Dakin Matthews as Joe
Maiesha McQueen as Becky
Ben Thompson as Earl

ENSEMBLE
Tyrone Davis, Jr., Matt DeAngelis, Andrew Fitch, Henry Gottfried, Molly Jobe, Emily Koch, Anastacia McClesky, Olivia Webber Olesen, Gerianne Perez, Charlotte Surak, Curtis Thomas, Stephanie Torns and Nyla Watson

Creative

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

Awards

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

What we thought

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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 great choic

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