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Waitress - Show Summary

Waitress is a new musical based on the 2007 film of the same name. The music and lyrics to the musical are written by Sara Bareilles, the five-time Grammy nominee whose hit singles have included “Love Song,” “King of Anything,” “Uncharted,” and “Gonna Get Over You.” In addition to selling over two million albums, Bareilles has serves as a celebrity judge for NBC’s “The Sing Off.” The book is by Jessie Nelson, who wrote and directed the film I Am Sam. The Broadway show is directed by Diane Paulus, whose other Broadway directing credits include Finding Neverland, Pippin, The Gershwins’ Porgy & Bess, and Hair.

Waitress, the film, originally premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2007, shortly after the passing of its writer and director, Adrienne Shelly. Waitress had a pre-Broadway engagement at the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, Massachusetts in late 2015, where Diane Paulus serves as the artistic director. The show continues to Broadway, where it begins previews in March 2016 and opens in April 2016.

Set in a small-town diner, this show depicts a waitress, Jenna, who dreams of breaking free from the chains of her unhappy marriage. She yearns to begin a new life elsewhere but the timing could not be more difficult as she soon discovers that she is pregnant with her husband's child, right when she is ready to make the transition. This show has the makings of a delightful and moving Broadway treat. It is sure to be an enjoyable and worthwhile evening at the theatre.
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Noteworthy Dates For The Show

Previews Begin: 03/25/16
Show Opens: 04/24/16
Show Closes: Open Ended
Number of Performances: 8 shows per week
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Should You See Waitress On Broadway?

Lyrics and Music by Sara Bareilles

What Is Waitress Like?

Waitress is the story of a young woman named Jenna, who works as a waitress in a small-town diner and is in a very unhappy marriage. Unfortunately, she is pregnant with her husband's child, so she is stuck in the marriage for now. Her private pleasure is baking pies as she works at the local diner, and when a nearby county offers a baking contest, she decides to take part. She then must decide between her newfound opportunity for freedom and the commitment she has made to her family. Also, the town gets a new doctor, which offers her new romantic possibilities. The role of Jenna is played in the American Repertory Theater production by Jessie Mueller, who won a Tony Award for her lead performance in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical.

Is Waitress Good for Kids?

This show is recommended for ages 14 and up. It would be most appropriate for high school students and mature middle school students, as there are themes of spousal abuse and sexuality. Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.
  • Sara Bareilles plays Jenna in Waitress
  • Sara Bareilles as Jenna and Will Swenson as Earl
  • Charity Angek Dawson, Cailin Houlahan and Sara Bareilles in Waitress
  • Sara Bareilles as Jenna and Chris Diamantopoulos as Dr. Pomatter
  • Sara Bareilles as Jenna and Will Swenson as Earl
  • Charity Angel Dawson, Caitlin Houlahan and Sara Bareilles
  • Sara Bareilles as Jenna and Ella Dane Morgan as Lulu
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Cast Members:

Katharine McPhee as Jenna (Beg 04/10)
Sara Bareilles as Jenna (Final Perf. 02/25)
Betsy Wolfe as Jenna (Past)
Drew Gehling as Dr. Pomatter (Current)
Jason Mraz as Dr. Pomatter (Past)
Jesse Mueller as Jenna (Past)
Christopher Fitzgerald as Ogie
Charity Angel Dawson as Becky
William Popp as Earl
Benny Elledge as Cal
Eric Anderson as Cal (Past)
Caitlin Houlahan as Dawn
Dakin Matthews as Joe
Kimiko Glenn as Dawn (Past)
Keala Settle as Becky (Past)

Broadway Theatre:

Brooks Atkinson Theatre
256 West 47th Street
New York, NY 10019
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Theatre Landlord:

The Nederlander Organization


47th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue

Brooks Atkinson Theatre Office Hours:

Monday - Saturday: 10am - 8pm
Sunday: 12pm - 6pm

Seating Map for the Brooks Atkinson Theatre:

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Show Duration:

This show is 2 hours and 30 minutes, with one intermission

Other Credits:

Sara Bareillis (Lyrics + Music)


Fran Weissler
Barry Weissler
Elayne Herrick
Norton Herrick

Production Stage Manager:

Thom Gates

General Manager:

National Artists Management Company (NAMCO)

Company Manager:

Eduardo Castro at National Artists Management Company (NAMCO)

Musical Supervisor:

Nadia Di Giallonardo

Casting Director:

Patrick Goodwin at Telsey + Company

Press Agent:

Boneau Bryan-Brown

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Musical - New York Premiere

Production Credits:

Diane Paulus (Direction)
Scott Pask (Scenic Design)
Suttrirat Larlarb (Costume Design)
Kenneth Posner (Lighting Design)
Jonathan Deans (Sound Design)
Lorin Latarro (Choreographer)
Jessie Nelson (Book)
Adrienne Shelly actress   Waitress at the American Repertory theater

Adrienne Shelly's Death:

The acclaimed movie version of Waitress was written and directed by Adrienne Shelly, who also played a supporting role in the film. The movie was ultimately picked up by Fox Searchlight. Shelly did not live to see the success of her movie (and later the Broadway show) because she was murdered in her West Village apartment on November 1, 2006. The tragic real-life story of Adrienne Shelly is compounded by the fact that, at that time, she was still waiting to hear if her movie would even be accepted into the Sundance Film Festival.

In a bizarre twist, Shelly's death was initially thought to be suicide. The 40-year-old was found hanging from a bed sheet tied to a shower rod in her bathroom. Cops zeroed in on construction worker, Diego Pillco, after investigators found his dusty foot prints on the edge of Shelly's bathtub. Pillco, who was 20 years old at the time, confessed to attacking the acclaimed actress-director when she caught him stealing money from her purse. He beat her unconscious and then staged her suicide, although he did not realize that she was still, in fact, alive. He pleaded guilty to 1st degree manslaughter and received a 25 year sentence at the Supreme Court of New York City. Following Shelly’s death, her husband, Andrew Ostroy established the Adrienne Shelly Foundation to award scholarships to artistic endeavors, often for those that oppose violence against women.

American Repertory Theater: ART

Waitress played a pre-Broadway engagement at the Loeb Drama Center at Harvard University from August 2, 2015 to September 27, 2015.

A.R.T Cast Members:

Jessie Mueller played Jenna
Jeanna de Waal played Dawn
Drew Gehling played Dr. Pomatter
Dakin Matthews played Joe
Keala Settle played Becky
Eric Anderson played Cal
Jeremy Morse played Ogie
Joe Tippett played Earl
Broadway Show Parking  
Parking For This Theatre:
The closest parking garages for the Brooks Atkinson Theatre are located at:
Quik Park Theater Lot
223 W 46th Street
New York, NY 10019
ICON Alva 47 Parking
257 W 47th Street
New York, NY 10019
The closest parking is not always the best as it often takes longer to park and retrieve your vehicle as fellow theatre goers have the same idea. A better choice of parking may be the second choice or further away by a couple of Avenues.