Waitress

Now playing on Broadway at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 West 47th Street).

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Waitress opened April 24, 2016 at Broadway’s Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 West 47th Street). Based upon the 2007 motion picture written by Adrienne Shelly, Waitress is the first Broadway musical in history to have four women in the four top creative team spots, with a book by Jessie Nelson, a score by six-time Grammy Award-nominated singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles, choreography by Lorin Latarro and direction by Tony Award-winner Diane Paulus.

Waitress tells the story of Jenna, an expert pie maker in a small town, who dreams of a way out of her loveless marriage. A baking contest in a nearby county and the town’s new doctor may offer her a chance at a new life, while her fellow waitresses offer their own recipes to happiness. But Jenna must find the courage and strength within herself to rebuild her life. This new American musical celebrates friendship, motherhood, and the magic of a well-made pie.

The cast of Waitress features Betsy Wolfe (Jenna), Charity Angél Dawson (Becky), Caitlin Houlahan (Dawn) with Chris Diamantopoulos (Dr. Pomatter), Joe Tippett (Earl), Dakin Matthews (Joe), Eric Anderson (Cal) and Tony nominee Christopher Fitzgerald (Ogie). The cast also includes Matt DeAngelis, Cate Elefante, Thay Floyd, Henry Gottfried, Molly Hager, Molly Jobe, Max Kumangai, Anastacia McCleskey, Ella Dane Morgan, Jeremy Morse, and Stephanie Torns.

The design features sets by three-time Tony Award-winner Scott Pask, costumes by Suttirat Larlarb, lighting by Tony Award-winner Christopher Akerlind and sound by Tony Award-nominee Jonathan Deans. Music supervisor is Nadia DiGiallonardo. Casting is by Telsey + Company. Music contractor is John Miller. Production Stage Manager is Thomas J. Gates. Tech supervision is by Juniper Street Productions.

With a Grammy Award Nomination for Best Cast Album, Waitress will begin its US national tour at Cleveland’s Playhouse Square this October.

Waitress announced in January 2017 that it recouped its $12 million investment in less than 10 months on Broadway, making it and Hamilton the only two new musicals from the last Broadway season (2015-2016) to go into profit.

Fans of Waitress will soon be able to bake the delicious pies that the show’s leading character Jenna Hunterson makes for Joe’s Pie Diner with the publication of Sugar, Butter, Flour: The Waitress Pie Cookbook, Recipes from the Files of Jenna Hunterson (Pam Krauss Books, a division of Penguin Random House) on May 23, now available for pre-order.

Waitress is produced on Broadway by Barry and Fran Weissler and Norton and Elayne Herrick.