Waitress

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Opening Up”! Tickets are on sale now for the hit Broadway musical Waitress at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre!

Based on the 2007 film of the same name, distributed by Fox Searchlight Pictures, stage rights were purchased by producers Barry & Fran Weissler shortly after its release. The world premiere of the musical adaptation followed 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.

Ms. 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 – garnered 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”.

Waitress’ 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!

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 Brooks Atkinson Theatre and find out for yourselves “What’s Inside”…

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

Running time: 
2hrs 30mins (including 1 intermission)
Categories: 
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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.

Jeremy Jordan
Jeremy Jordan
as Dr. Pomatter

until 12 May 2019

By:
Music & Lyrics by Sara Bareilles, with a Book by Jessie Nelson based on the screenplay by Adrienne Shelley
Producer:
Barry & Fran Weissler and Norton & Elayne Herrick
Director:
Diane Paulus
Lighting:
Christopher Akerlind
Sound:
Jonathan Deans
Design:
Scott Pask
Choreography:
Lorin Latarro
Costume:
Suttirat Larlarb
Cast list:
Shoshana Bean (as Jenna until May 12), Jeremy Jordan (as Dr. Pomatter until May 12), Charity Angél Dawson (as Becky), Lenne Klingaman (as Dawn), Ben Thompson (as Earl), Larry Marshall (as Joe), Benny Elledge (as Cal), and Eddie Jemison (as Ogie until Apr 28)
Waitress Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
March 25, 2016
Opening date: 
April 24, 2016
Booking to: 
September 1, 2019
MatineeEvening
Monday-7pm
Tuesday-7pm
Wednesday--
Thursday-7pm
Friday-8pm
Saturday2pm8pm
Sunday2pm7pm

Performance schedules for all shows are subject to change.

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256 West 47th Street (between Broadway and 8th Avenue), New York, NY 10036
Nearest subway station:
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Latest Waitress News & Features

Jeremy Jordan
Jeremy Jordan debuts as Dr. Pomatter in Waitress on Broadway
April 8, 2019

A slice of Jeremy Jordan, anyone? As previously reported, the Tony Award nominee returns to the Great White Way tonight and debuts as Dr. Pomatter, starring opposite Shoshana Bean as Jenna, in the hit musical Waitress at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. He succeeds "New Kids on the Block" member Joey McIntyre, who played his final performance on April 7, and is set to play a limited engagement through to May 12, 2019.  

Jeremy Jordan
Jeremy Jordan to star as Dr. Pomatter in Waitress on Broadway
March 18, 2019

This is certainly no Bad Idea! Tony Award nominee Jeremy Jordan will return to the Great White Way next month and join the company of the hit musical Waitress at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. He is set to assume the role of Dr. Pomatter, succeeding "New Kids on the Block" member Joey McIntyre and starring opposite Shoshana Bean (who debuts in the production tonight), from April 8 through to May 12, 2019.  

Shoshana Bean as Jenna
Shoshana Bean debuts in Waitress on Broadway
March 18, 2019

Broadway alum Shoshana Bean returns to the Great White Way tonight to take on the leading role of Jenna in the hit musical Waitress at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. As previously announced, she is set to play a limited engagement from March 18 through to May 12, 2019. Ms. Bean previously commented: “I am thrilled to be coming back to the New York stage in such a special role and show! To get to tell this beautiful woman’s story and sing this extraordinary score is an honor.”

Shoshana Bean
Shoshana Bean to star in Waitress on Broadway
February 21, 2019

Broadway alum Shoshana Bean will return to the Great White Way to take on the leading role of Jenna in the hit musical Waitress at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre and will play a limited engagement from March 18 through to May 12, 2019. Ms. Bean commented: “I am thrilled to be coming back to the New York stage in such a special role and show! To get to tell this beautiful woman’s story and sing this extraordinary score is an honor.”

Eddie Jemison
Original Waitress film star Eddie Jemison makes Broadway debut
February 11, 2019

From the screen to the stage! As previoursly announced, Eddie Jemison, who originated the role of Ogie in the 2007 film of Waitress opposite Golden Globe winner Keri Russell, makes his Broadway debut and reprises the role in the hit Broadway musical tonight. He is set to play a limited engagement at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre through to April 28, 2019.

Joey McIntyre
Joey McIntyre debuts in Waitress on Broadway
February 4, 2019

He's got The Right Stuff! New Kids on the Block member Joey McIntyre returns to Broadway tonight, as scheduled, assuming the role of Dr. Pomatter in the hit musical Waitress for a limited engagement through to April 7, 2019. Tony Award winner Gavin Creel played his final performance in the role on February 3. As a member of New Kids on the Block, McIntrye has toured extensively and sold over 80 million records worldwide. His previous stage credits include the role of Jonathan in a National Tour of Tick, Tick... BOOM! and the role of Fiyero in Wicked, making his Broadway debut in July 2004.

Eddie Jemison
Waitress film star Eddie Jemison to reprise role of Ogie and make Broadway debut
January 23, 2019

From the screen to the stage! Eddie Jemison, who originated the role of Ogie in the 2007 film of Waitress opposite Golden Globe winner Keri Russell, is now set to make his Broadway debut and reprise the role in the hit Broadway musical for a limited engagement from February 11 through to April 28, 2019 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre.

Gavin Creel & Sara Bareilles
Sara Bareilles & Gavin Creel join the cast of Waitress on Broadway
January 7, 2019

Sugar, Butter, Flour, Sara Bareilles and Gavin Creel! Coming up! The pairing of Tony Award nominee and Waitress composer Sara Bareilles and Tony Award winner Gavin Creel will delight audiences at Broadway's Brooks Atkinson Theatre, as Jenna and Dr. Pomatter, respectively, beginning tonight and running through to February 3, 2019. This marks Bareilles' third run as the leading lady of her own musical.

Joey McIntyre
Joey McIntyre to play Dr. Pomatter in Waitress
December 21, 2018

Joey McIntyre will assume the role of Dr. Pomatter in Waitress for a limited engagement from February 5 through to April 7, 2019. McIntyre will take over the role from Tony Award winner Gavin Creel, who is scheduled to play the role from January 7 through to February 3, 2019. Best known as a member of New Kids on the Block, he has performed in arenas across the world with the band selling over 80 million records. McIntyre made his theatre debut in 2001, performing in an off-Broadway production of Tick, Tick... BOOM! and later playing Fiyero in Wicked.

Christopher Fitzgerald & Stephanie Torns
Christopher Fitzgerald returns and Stephanie Torns stars as Jenna in Waitress on Broadway
December 11, 2018

Opening Up again! Three-time Tony Award nominee and original company member Christopher Fitzgerald returns to his Tony-nominated role as Ogie and understudy Stephanie Torns once again assumes the leading role of Jenna in the hit musical Waitress at Broadway's Brooks Atkinson Theatre tonight. Nicolette Robinson and Alex Wyse play their respective final performances as Jenna and Ogie on December 9.

Gavin Creel & Sara Bareilles
Sara Bareilles & Gavin Creel to star together in Waitress on Broadway
December 7, 2018

Sugar, Butter, Flour, Sara Bareilles and Gavin Creel! For a limited engagement from January 7 through to February 3, 2019, the pairing of Tony Award nominee and Waitress composer Sara Bareilles and Tony Award winner Gavin Creel will delight audiences at Broadway's Brooks Atkinson Theatre, as Jenna and Dr. Pomatter, respectively. This will mark Bareilles' third run as the leading lady of her own musical.

Christopher Fitzgerald in Waitress
Christopher Fitzgerald is set to return to Waitress on Broadway
December 6, 2018

We're never getting rid of him... and that's a good thing! Three-time Tony Award nominee and original company member Christopher Fitzgerald is set to return to his Tony-nominated role as Ogie in the hit musical Waitress at Broadway's Brooks Atkinson Theatre from December 11, 2018. Current cast member Alex Wyse will play his final performance on December 9.

June Squibb
June Squibb returns to Broadway and debuts in Waitress
November 19, 2018

As previously announced, Academy Award nominee June Squibb returns to the Great White Way tonight and joins the Broadway company of hit musical Waitress at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. She takes on the role of Josie - formerly known as Joe - marking the first time a woman has played the role in the show's history, and is scheduled to play a limited engagement through to January 6, 2019. NBC's TODAY Show star Al Roker played his final performance as Joe on November 18, 2018.

June Squibb
Joe becomes Josie as June Squibb returns to Broadway in Waitress
November 5, 2018

Academy Award nominee June Squibb is set to return to the Great White Way and join the Broadway company of hit musical Waitress at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on November 19, 2018. She will play the role of Josie - formerly known as Joe - marking the first time a woman has played the role in the show's history, and is scheduled to play a limited engagement through to January 6, 2019. NBC's TODAY Show star Al Roker will play his final performance as Joe on November 18, 2018, as scheduled.

Our 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.