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Waitress is opening up on Broadway again at the Barrymore Theatre! Waitress tickets are available on New York Theatre Guide now.

Based on the 2007 film of the same name, distributed by Fox Searchlight Pictures, the Waitress musical had its world premiere in 2015, officially opening at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on August 19, and upon receiving wide praise and acclaim, a Broadway transfer was secured for the following spring. The musical officially opened at New York’s Brooks Atkinson Theatre on April 24, 2016, following previews from March 25.

One of the dominant themes in Waitress is female empowerment and the production aptly made Broadway history upon opening by becoming the first ever Broadway musical to have four women in the four top creative team spots, with a book by Jessie Nelson, choreography by Lorin Latarro, direction by Tony Award-winner Diane Paulus and a score by Tony and Grammy Award-nominated singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles.

Bareilles, who had previously received Grammy nominations for Love Song and her album The Blessed Unrest, among others, also released her own studio recording in 2015 entitled What’s Inside: Songs from Waitress. Her involvement with the production – her first professional foray into the world of musical theatre – received a great deal of media attention, which was only heightened when the singer made her Broadway debut in the musical herself, taking over the lead role of Jenna from original cast member Tony winner Jessie Mueller on March 31, 2017. Packed houses celebrated Bareilles for the entirety of the limited engagement through to June 11, 2017.

Waitress earned a total of four Tony nominations in 2016, including Best Musical and Best Original Score Written for the Theatre for Bareilles. The Broadway cast recording also earned her a further Grammy nomination in 2017 in the category of Best Musical Theater Album.

Waitresss emotionally driven narrative is complimented by lashings of comic relief through the hilarious antics of Jenna’s workmates – Dawn and Becky – and of Dawn’s pseudo-stalker-ish suitor Ogie, who confesses “I Love You Like A Table”. In addition, Jenna’s pie creations have also become the tasty trademarks of the show along with their imaginative names like the Deep (Sh*t) Dish Blueberry Bacon Pie. And to set the tone, the lobby of the theatre is engulfed with the delicious scent of baking apple pie when you enter the building. “Sugar, butter, flour…” yes, please!

The new production features an ever-changing cast of stars in the principal roles. Bareilles (again), Jennifer Nettles, and Ciara Renée have all played Jenna; original cast member Drew Gehling and Erich Bergen have returned as Dr. Pomatter, and comedian Nik Dodani has played Ogie, to name a few.

Waitress is the feel-good show that offers the world a scrumptious, musical slice of Americana to satisfy your theatrical appetites, so head on down to the Barrymore Theatre and find out for yourselves what's inside.

Tickets to Waitress are available now. Book Waitress tickets on New York Theatre Guide today.

(Header photo by Matthew Murphy / Production photos by Jeremy Daniel & Joan Marcus)

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Running time: 
2hrs 30mins (including 1 intermission)
12 images
About Waitress:

Jenna is 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.

Music & Lyrics by Sara Bareilles, with a Book by Jessie Nelson based on the screenplay by Adrienne Shelley
Barry & Fran Weissler and Norton & Elayne Herrick
Diane Paulus
Christopher Akerlind
Jonathan Deans
Scott Pask
Lorin Latarro
Suttirat Larlarb
Cast list:
Sara Bareilles (as Jenna), Charity Angel Dawson (as Becky), Caitlin Houlahan (as Dawn), Christopher Fitzgerald (as Ogie), Drew Gehling (as Dr. Pomatter from October 26 - 31 and November 9 - 24), Erich Bergen (as Dr. Pomatter from October 19 - 24 and November 2 - 7), Eric Anderson (as Cal), Dakin Matthews (as Joe), Joe Tippett (Earl), Tyrone Davis, Jr., Matt DeAngelis, Andrew Fitch, Henry Gottfried, Molly Jobe, Emily Koch, Max Kumangai, Anastacia McCleskey and Stephanie Torns.
Waitress Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
September 2, 2021
Opening date: 
September 2, 2021
Available from: 
September 2, 2021
Booking to: 
December 23, 2021
December 23, 2021

Performance schedules for all shows are subject to change.

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Barrymore Theatre

243 West 47th Street (between Broadway and 8th Avenue), New York, NY 10036
Nearest subway station:
49th Street station

Latest Waitress News & Features

Ciara Renée
Ciara Renée to star as Jenna in 'Waitress' on Broadway
November 2, 2021

UPDATE: Ciara Renée will play the role of Jenna beginning November 25, rather than November 29 as originally announced. Another actress will be opening up the diner soon! Ciara Renée is set to assume the role of Jenna in Waitress from November 25. She follows Sugarland star Jennifer Nettles, who will play her final performance in the role on November 24.

Nick Cordero
‘Waitress’ company pays tribute to Nick Cordero on opening night
September 3, 2021

Waitress became one of the first musicals to reopen Broadway last night, with its first performance at the Barrymore Theatre dedicated to the memory of original cast member Nick Cordero. Cordero was a Broadway actor and musician who died in July 2020 of complications from Covid-19.

Photo credit: Waitress (Photo by Matthew Murphy)
Everything You Need to Know About ‘Waitress’ on Broadway
September 2, 2021

Find out "What's Inside" Waitress, back on Broadway in 2021.

Photo credit; Christopher Fitzgerald and Drew Gehling (Photos by Joan Marcus and Marc J. Franklin)
'Waitress' original cast members join Sara Bareilles for Broadway return
August 3, 2021

Waitress original cast members Christopher Fitzgerald and Drew Gehling will star.

Photo credit: Sara Bareilles (Photo by Josh Lehrer)
‘Waitress’ to return to Broadway in September, starring Sara Bareilles
July 7, 2021

The limited engagement is at the Barrymore Theatre for four months.

Shoshana Bean & Katharine McPhee
5 Questions from Over the Pond: Shoshana Bean & Katharine McPhee
May 24, 2019

The hit Broadway musical Waitress has had no shortage of fabulous leading ladies serving up scrumptious performances as the show's leading lady, Jenna.

Our Waitress Review

Waitress is a musical that will leave you fahklempt, because of Sarah Bareilles’ sublime music, but seriously unsatisfied with the decision to overstuff this story.