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Paula Vogel Pulls Out Of Sara Bareilles Musical WAITRESS & Paulus Comments

January 8
6:46 PM 2014

Paula Vogel Pulls Out Of Sara Bareilles Musical WAITRESS & Paulus CommentsPulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel has reportedly pulled out of the in-development screen-to-stage adaptation of the 2007 film WAITRESS, featuring a score composed by pop hit-maker Sara Bareilles and set to be directed by acclaimed Tony Award-winner Diane Paulus and produced by CHICAGO and PIPPIN helmers Barry and Fran Weissler, citing scheduling conflicts.

Paulus recently commented on the project in a new interview, stating that Bareilles is "really excited about writing for the musical theater."

Additionally, Paulus adds that Bareilles is an "incredibly gifted" songwriter.

No replacement for Vogel has been announced at this time.

Read BroadwayWorld's original story on the WAITRESS musical project when it was first announced last year, available here.

The official description of Adrienne Shelly's 2007 film Waitress is as follows: "Jenna is a pregnant, unhappily married waitress in the deep south. She meets a newcomer to her town and falls into an unlikely relationship as a last attempt at happiness."

Of note, the original feature film starred Keri Russell and Nathan Fillion.

Check out the original article on the matter here.

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