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Inspired by Adrienne Shelly’s beloved film, Waitress is an empowering celebration of friendship, motherhood and finding the strength to pursue even the wildest dreams.
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Waitress on Broadway
Fresh from a sold-out run at Boston’s American Repertory Theater, Waitress makes its highly anticipated Broadway premiere.
Funny, uplifting and surprisingly poignant, this irresistible slice of life features original music and lyrics by 5 time Grammy-nominee Sara Bareilles, a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson and direction by Tony Award-winner Diane Paulus.
Tony Award-winner Jessie Mueller is Jenna, a waitress and expert pie maker stuck in a small town and a loveless marriage. Faced with an unexpected pregnancy, Jenna fears she may have to abandon the dream of opening her own pie shop forever… until a baking contest in a nearby county and the town’s handsome new doctor offer her a tempting recipe for happiness. Supported by her quirky crew of fellow waitresses and loyal customers, Jenna summons the secret ingredient she’s been missing all along – courage.
The Broadway cast includes Eric Anderson, Christopher Fitzgerald, Drew Gehling, Kimiko Glenn, Dakin Matthews, Keala Settle, with ensemble members Charity Angél Dawson, Jeremy Morse and Stephanie Torns.