Waitress 2018 on Broadway: Show Is Now Closed

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Waitress 2018 Summary

  • Show Status: Closed
  • Genre: Musical
  • Waitress 2018 is 2 hours and 35 minutes long, including an intermission of 15 Minutes
  • 8 Shows per week
  • Previews Began: March 25, 2016
  • Show Opened : April 24, 2016
  • Show Closed: January 5, 2020

Set in a small-town diner, this show depicts a waitress, who dreams of breaking free from her unhappy marriage and yearns to begin a new life.

What's Waitress 2018 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 2018 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 2018 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.

Theatre Information

Lena Horne Theatre

256 West 47th Street
New York, NY 10019
Seats: 1,069
Entrance: 47th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue
Theatre Information

Lena Horne Theatre Seating Chart

Waitress 2018 Marquee

Waitress 2018 Marquee

Cast Members

Shoshana Bean
Colleen Ballinger
Charity Angel Dawson
Todrick Hall
Dr Pomatter
Jeremy Jordan
Ben Thompson
Benny Elledge
Larry Marshall
Everleigh Rotunno

Past Cast Members

Noah Galvin
Stephanie Torns
Katharine McPhee
Sara Bareilles
Betsy Wolfe
Jesse Mueller
NaTasha Yvette Williams
Keala Settle
Caitlin Houlahan
Katie Lowes
Kimiko Glenn
Dr. Pomatter
Drew Gehling
Christopher Fitzgerald
Adam Shapiro
Dakin Matthews
Bill Nolte
Katie Grober
Victoria Collett
William Popp
Dr. Pomatter
Jason Mraz


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
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