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Featuring music and lyrics by Grammy® winner Sara Bareilles (Love Song, Brave), Waitress the musical is returning to Broadway September 2nd — starring Sara Bareilles herself through October 17! The story of Jenna, a waitress and expert pie-maker who dreams of a way out of her small town and rocky marriage, Waitress features a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson (I Am Sam) and direction by Tony Award® winner Diane Paulus (Jagged Little Pill, Pippin). But remember, the diner is only open through January 9, and Sara is only Jenna through October 17. So get tickets now!
Waitress returns to Broadway, now at the Barrymore Theatre. Waitress tickets in New York are on sale now.
The Waitress musical follows Jenna, a small-town waitress who bakes pies to escape her anguish at home. When Jenna finds out she’s pregnant with her abusive husband’s baby, her fellow waitresses and best friends Becky and Dawn want to do anything they can to help her get out of her bad situation. Dr. Pomatter, her new gynaecologist also offers moral support too, with the pair striking up an unexpected bond. Jenna’s also inspired to enter a pie making contest in the hopes of winning a large cash prize. Jenna plucks up the courage to start a new life, but realizes how home comforts can improve too.
Based on Adrienne Shelly’s 2007 film starring Keri Russell, “Waitress” tells an emotional story about the power of female friendship and family. The show marks the Broadway composing debut of singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles, with a soulful score that will empower you to love yourself and make the change you need to make in your life.. Her original score features comical songs, heartfelt duets, and soaring ballads that mix a traditional Broadway-pop style with Southern flair.
Directed by Diane Paulus and featuring a book by Jessie Nelson, the show was nominated for four Tony Awards in 2016, including Best Musical, and audiences flocked to the Brooks Atkinson Theatre for over three years. Now, after just a year away, Waitress returns to Broadway, this time at the Barrymore Theatre. So why not bite into Waitress in New York? After all, it only takes a taste before you’ll fall for these characters — and their pie.
The future is female! “Waitress” on Broadway is the first in Broadway musical history to have an all-female creative team, featuring director Diane Paulus, composer/lyricist Sara Bareilles, and book writer Jessie Nelson.
Did you know the scent of freshly-baked pies wafts around the auditorium? A real apple pie bakes in a convection oven in the theater at the beginning of each show for an authentic aroma, and miniature pies in mason jars are sold at the concession stand before the show and at intermission. Stacy Donnelly is the pie consultant for the show.
Thirty-two real pies are onstage each week, and each pie lasts about 3-4 days, before a crew member takes it home to enjoy.
Composer Sara Bareilles reprises the role of Jenna in the upcoming Waitress Broadway revival. She first played the role in spring 2017, and has also released an album of her singing the show’s score called “What’s Inside: Songs from Waitress.”
Wish you could be a baker like Jenna? Now you can! There is an official cookbook for the show called “Sugar, Butter, Flour: The Waitress Pie Book,” and it features 40 different recipes, such as Big Guy Strawberry Pie and My Husband’s a Jerk Pie.
2hr 30min (incl. intermission)
September 2nd, 2021
January 9th, 2022
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