Discount Broadway Tickets For Waitress

Regular Price Tickets
ORCH $205.00
MEZZ $67.00
Discount Code Tickets
ORCH $109.00
MEZZ $49.00
Expires 12/20/2018
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Waitress Summary

  • Waitress is 2.5 Hours long, including an intermission of 15 Minutes
  • 8 Shows per week
  • Previews Began: March 25, 2016
  • Opens April 24, 2016
  • Show Closes: Open ended

Waitress is a new musical based on the 2007 film of the same name. 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.

Waitress on Broadway Background

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.

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.

What’s 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. It is sure to be an enjoyable and worthwhile evening at the theatre.

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.

Waitress Ticket Lottery and Rush Schedule

Every day there are discounted Broadway show tickets sold as part of the Broadway ticket lotteries or as RUSH tickets. Tickets are only valid on-the-same-day of the drawing. The following is the daily schedule of the ticket lottery and RUSH ticket pricing.

General Rush

Tuesday, 10:00am

Wednesday, 10:00am

Thursday, 10:00am

Friday, 10:00am

Saturday, 10:00am

Sunday, 12:00pm

Purchase the Broadway Discounts Guide to get details on how to get Lottery and Rush tickets for Waitress.

Theatre Information

Brooks Atkinson Theatre

256 West 47th Street
New York, NY 10019
Seats: 1,109
Entrance: 47th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue
Theatre Information

Brooks Atkinson Theatre Seating Chart

Waitress Marquee

Waitress on Broadway at Brooks Atkinson Theatre

Cast Members

Stephanie Torns
NaTasha Yvette Williams
Katie Lowes
Dr. Pomatter
Drew Gehling
Ben Thompson
Christopher Fitzgerald
Benny Elledge
Dakin Matthews
Benny Elledge
Adam Shapiro
Katie Grober
Victoria Collett
Bill Nolte

Past Cast Members

William Popp
Caitlin Houlahan
Charity Angel Dawson
Katharine McPhee
Sara Bareilles
Betsy Wolfe
Jesse Mueller
Dr. Pomatter
Jason Mraz
Kimiko Glenn
Keala Settle


Fran Weissler

Barry Weissler

Elayne Herrick

Norton Herrick

Production Credits

Diane Paulus
Scenic Design
Scott Pask
Costume Design
Suttrirat Larlarb
Lighting Design
Kenneth Posner
Sound Design
Jonathan Deans
Lorin Latarro
Jessie Nelson
Lyrics + Music
Sara Bareillis
Production Stage Manager
Thom Gates

Creative Team

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
Advertising Representative