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Waitress

Finished Dec 1, 2021

Powers Theater

Waitress is making history as the first musical in Broadway to be lead by four women in the top creative slots!

Waitress

Finished Dec 1, 2021

Powers Theater

Waitress is making history as the first musical in Broadway to be lead by four women in the top creative slots!

Why see Waitress?

Broadway's sweetest Treat

After whipping up a whirlwind of acclaim and box office receipts on the Great White Way, Waitress hits the road on its first ever national tour. Based on a 2007 indie movie, this big hearted musical tells the story of diner waitress named Jenna who's presented with a chance to leave her suffocating small town existence behind, and grabs it with both hands! With a book by Hollywood screenwriter Jessie Nielson (Hope Springs) and insanely catchy score from Grammy nominated pop singer Sara Bareilles, Waitress is a melt-in-your-mouth hit!

Waitress is directed by Tony winner and Boston's ART Artistic Director Diane Paulus (Pippin, Finding Neverland) and choreographed by Lorin Latarro (Waiting for Godot). While the lead role was originated on Broadway by Tony winner Jessie Meuller (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical), Desi Oakley dons the apron for this tour.

WHAT IS WAITRESS ABOUT?

Jenna works as a pie chef in a small town diner. Her time spent baking is a kind of meditation, a break from her mundane existence where her creativity is allowed to flourish. Renowned throughout the town for her crinkly crusts and fluffy pastries, she harbours dreams of opening her own pie shop and making a new life for herself. But when she becomes unexpectedly pregnant by her bullying husband Earl, it seems like she may have to abandon her dreams forever.

Hope is at hand in the form of the town's handsome new doctor, and the announcement of a pie-making competition in a nearby town. The winner of the contest will be awarded a large cash prize, and Jenna realises it may be her one shot at turning her life around.

Did You Know?

Waitress was the first Broadway musical in history to have the four major creative roles - book, score, direction & choreography - filled by women.

Key Information

Audience

Recommended for ages 8+

Run Time

Two and a half hours with one intermission

Dates

Finished Dec 1, 2021

Cast

Stephanie Torns as Jenna
Olivia Phillip as Becky
Kendyl Ito as Dawn
Bryan Fenkart as Dr. Pomatter
Timothy John Smith as Cal
Larry Marshall as Joe
Matt DeAngelis as Earl
Daniel Quadrino as Ogie

ENSEMBLE
Lianah Sta. Ana, Julia Bain, Ethan Carlson, Gaylana Castillo, Andrew Fitch, Max Kumangai, Bailey McCall, Gerianne Perez, Brad Standley, Chris Stevens and Curtis Thomas

Creative

Book by Jessie Nelson
Music & Lyrics by Sara Bareilles
Directed by Diane Paulus
Choreographed by Lorin Latarro

Reviews

Our review

Colourful, creative, enchanting

While many Broadway shows sweep you away into far away worlds and mystical settings, Waitress offers a simply charming slice of life from a small town diner with little to nothing going on.

Nicola Quinn

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Customer reviews

42 reviews, average rating: (3.1 Stars)

Lee Barlow

THE mucial to see in 2023!

Saw the Matinee performance Thursday July 21st 2022 14:30 hours - This musical blew me away!! I am sad to see it leaving London, as it was only a 2.5 hours train ride down there, but at least I get a chance to see it once more before it leaves. If you like the movie - this is a bucket list for you! No argument! You must see it. If you havent seen the movie or not over fussed about it, you will still LOVE this. The acting is excellent, really funny moments. The orcherstra were amazing, the songs are well done and well performed, the sets are epic and the whole thing is just the best family wholesome fun show to watch. I left the theatre in a total high and it really is deserving of all the praise and attention it's getting. It's been in London for awhile now, still selling out their shows and standing ovations... It's made me feel like watching the movies again!! ... Read more

V

Incredible immersive experience and hilarious!

Waitress at Hanna Theater in Cleveland was phenomenal! The cast was incredibly talented and the acting on point! I connected with each character. I laughed and cried! I didn’t know what to expect, and am so glad I saw the show with my friends tonight! It was a dynamic feel good story with captivating characters. The acting, voices, the emotion and quality of each character was just outstanding! With such great weather, we were able to enjoy downtown after too! ... Read more

SLB

Waitress in Scranton

Cast was excellent. Scenery and choreography was top notch. Loved the music and the presentation. Only drawback is the theatre is quite run down and could use serious repair. ... Read more

News

Waitress Soon To Close On Broadway

Waitress Soon To Close On Broadway

Scarlet, January 19th, 2022
The beloved hit Broadway musical Waitress is readying up its last batch of pies, the final weeks are drawing in and it's only a matter of time before the Broadway bakery is closed....
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Waitress Soon To Close On Broadway

Waitress Soon To Close On Broadway
Scarlet, January 19th, 2022
The beloved hit Broadway musical Waitress is readying up its last batch of pies, the final weeks are drawing in and it's only a matter of time before the Broadway bakery is closed....
Read more

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