Waitress on Tour


BWW Review: BONNIE & CLYDE at Town Hall Arts Center
by Samantha Saunders - Mar 9, 2017

The Great Depression was a dark and confusing period in American history, with unemployment at record breaking highs, homelessness and food scarcities, much of the American population was struggling to make ends meet. However, shown the face of adversity, our country was given an opportunity to evolve and created new paths for success, two of those dreamers were the infamous Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, whose search for fame and fortune shook America to its core, brought them coveted fame and infamy, inspiring songs, movies…even a musical. (more...)

Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Presented by SeatGeek: March 9, 2017
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 9, 2017

Looking to buy last minute tickets to a Broadway show? Don't know what to see? Trying to find a theater? (more...)

SWEENEY TODD, BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, & More Lead Henegar Center's Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

The Henegar Center's 17th season will include something for everyone.  A mad, revengeful barber, a young orphan, some rockin' nuns, a trip to Vegas, and a romantic look at Madison County will grace the main stage of The Henegar Center.  Upstairs at the Henegar boasts all female leading ladies.  "It's the time of women and their empowerment," says Hank Rion, Artistic Director.  "Women are speaking out all over the country right now; we should hear their voice on stage, too." (more...)

VIDEO: Jessie Mueller Hangs Up Her Apron and Bids Farewell to WAITRESS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2017

Jessie Mueller took her final bow today as Jenna in the cast of Broadway's Waitress. The musical's Facebook filmed live as cast and creatives bid farewell to the songstress and wished her happy trails. Watch the video below! (more...)

SCHOOL OF ROCK, WAITRESS, & More Fill Broadway in Columbus Season, HAMILTON 2018-19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

The Columbus Association for the Performing Arts (CAPA) and Broadway in Columbus (BIC) today announced the 2017-18 PNC Broadway in Columbus season. The five-show season, supported in part by PNC, features three productions never before seen in Columbus including School of Rock, Waitress, and An American in Paris. The 2017-18 season also includes the 2015 Tony Award-winning Lincoln Center Theater production of Rodger's & Hammerstein's The King and I and Chicago starring Ohio State football superstar Eddie George. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief March 24th, 2017 - SWEAT, VANITY FAIR and More!
by Jessica Khan - Mar 24, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! This weekend's big news: SWEAT opens on Broadway this Sunday, and the world premiere of VANITY FAIR starts tonight Off-Broadway! (more...)

Random Farms Kids' Theater Announces Broadway-Packed Roster for Spring Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

The Random Farms Kids' Theater, based in Westchester, NY, will host a benefit concert entitled Random Broadway on Monday, April 3 at 7pm, featuring performers from the Broadway community and beyond. (more...)

Indie Folk Singers Sarah Murdoch and Jeremy Aaron to Play Desmond's Tavern
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Indie folk singers Sarah Murdoch and Jeremy Aaron join forces for a one night concert at Park Avenue's favorite Irish pub, Desmond's Tavern. (more...)

VIDEO: Go Inside the Studio for A BRONX TALE's 'Belmont Avenue'; Original Broadway Cast Album Out Today!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Ghostlight Records releases the album of the hit musical A BRONX TALE in digital formats today, Friday, March 24 with CDs in stores and online Friday, May 12. CDs will be available at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street), where the show is currently running, beginning mid-April. Below, go inside the recording studio with the cast performing 'Belmont Avenue'! (more...)

Melissa Schott Joins All-Star Lineup for Adrienne Arsht Center Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Triple threat Melissa Schott joins a star-studded group of presenters and performers including Gloria Estefan, Chita Rivera, Vanessa Williams, Denyce Graves, Storm Large, Rita Moreno and more at the Adrienne Arsht Center this spring. (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: Sara Bareilles, Chris Diamantopoulos & Will Swenson Get Ready for Their WAITRESS Debuts!
by Walter McBride - Mar 23, 2017

FREEZE FRAME: Meet the new cast of Waitress (more...)

Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Presented by SeatGeek: March 23, 2017
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 23, 2017

Looking to buy last minute tickets to a Broadway show? Don't know what to see? Trying to find a theater? (more...)

Photo Coverage: Sara Bareilles, Chris Diamantopoulos and Will Swenson Get Ready for WAITRESS
by Walter McBride - Mar 23, 2017

Multi platinum-selling Grammy and Tony nominated singer-songwriter and New York Times best-selling author Sara Bareilles, who composed the music and lyrics for the hit Broadway show Waitress, will make her Broadway acting debut on March 31 in the lead role of Jenna Hunterson for a limited engagement of 10 weeks, through June 11, 2017. Joining her are TV star Chris Diamantopoulos as Dr. Pomatter, who inspires the expert pie-maker to create an 'I Wanna Play Doctor with my Gynecologist' pie, and beloved Broadway leading man and Tony Award nominee Will Swenson as Earl, Jenna's ne'er-do-well husband. The trio met the press earlier today and BroadwayWorld was on hand for the special occasion. Scroll down for photos from the meet & greet! (more...)

BWW Review: LES BALLETS TROCKADERO DE MONTE CARLO at the Kennedy Center
by Roger Catlin - Mar 23, 2017

It's a long way from a cramped second-floor loft in lower Manhattan to the splendors of the Kennedy Center Opera House with a full orchestra. (more...)

BWW TV: Sugar, Butter, Sara! Bareilles and Her New WAITRESS Co-Stars Get Ready for Their Debuts!
by TV - Press Previews - Mar 23, 2017

Multi platinum-selling Grammy and Tony nominated singer-songwriter and New York Times best-selling author Sara Bareilles, who composed the music and lyrics for the hit Broadway show Waitress, will make her Broadway acting debut on March 31 in the lead role of Jenna Hunterson for a limited engagement of 10 weeks, through June 11, 2017. Joining her are TV star Chris Diamantopoulos as Dr. Pomatter, who inspires the expert pie-maker to create an 'I Wanna Play Doctor with my Gynecologist' pie, and beloved Broadway leading man and Tony Award nominee Will Swenson as Earl, Jenna's ne'er-do-well husband. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief March 22th, 2017 - THE NEW YORKERS Bows at Encores! and More!
by Jessica Khan - Mar 22, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: THE NEW YORKERS kicks off tonight as part of Encores! at City Center! (more...)

It's So Fetch! Broadway-Bound MEAN GIRLS Launches Website & Show Art
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

As BroadwayWorld reported yesterday, Washington D.C.'s National Theatre will premiere the highly anticipated new musical Mean Girls (October 31-December 3, 2017), adapted from the hit Paramount Pictures film. The Broadway-bound musical just launched an official website, with show art included. (more...)

Project Broadway Sponsors Broadway Bound Careers in the Theater & Beyond!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Every child dreams of coming to NYC to become a Broadway star. For a select few this dream might come true. However, if you're a young student in Harlem there's a good chance you've never even been in a Broadway theater; or have any performing arts classes offered to you in your school. You would have no idea that if you're not a talented 'triple threat' that there are many career opportunities in the theater. And that's where Project Broadway and Marc Tumminelli step in. Project Broadway in partnership with Harlem Grown will be hosting a panel discussion and Q&A for over 200 students from PS197, PS154, and PS125 ages 7-12 on Friday March 24th. (more...)

Norm Lewis Hosts TREASURES OF NEW YORK: THE DRAMA LEAGUE On WLIW 21 Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

The Drama League (Gabriel Stelian-Shanks, Executive Artistic Director), and WNET (America's flagship PBS station), present the broadcast premiere of the documentary "Treasures of New York: The Drama League" on Thursday, March 23 at 8:00 p.m. on WLIW21 and Sunday, March 26 at 7:00 p.m. on THIRTEEN. (more...)

Tina Fey's Broadway-Bound MEAN GIRLS Musical Will Make Regional Premiere This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Broadway at The National announces its 2017-18 season featuring the anticipated world premiere of the Broadway-bound new musical Mean Girls, with a book by nine-time Emmy Award winner Tina Fey based on her screenplay for the Paramount Pictures film, the return of Cameron Mackintosh's new production of Boublil and Schönberg's Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon Les Misérables, the only area appearance of the one-of-a-kind internet sensation The Piano Guys, the Washington premiere of the hilarious smash hit comedy Something Rotten! and the Washington premiere of Waitress with music by six-time Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles. (more...)

BWW Review: RACHEL TUCKER, Live at Zédel
by Cindy Marcolina - Mar 21, 2017

Counting credits including We Will Rock You, Wicked, and The Last Ship, Rachel Tucker shows off her vocal range brilliantly, but she is ultimately underwhelming at her limited intimate solo shows at Zedel, giving the impression that a lot more could have been done production-wise. (more...)

Joe Cassidy and Constantine Maroulis to Lead Gopnik & Shire's New Musical 'THE MOST BEAUTIFUL ROOM' at Long Wharf Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Long Wharf Theatre, under the director of Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Managing Director Joshua Borenstein, presents the world premiere of The Most Beautiful Room in New York, a new musical with book and lyrics by Adam Gopnik and music by David Shire, directed by Edelstein. (more...)

WAITRESS Will Keep Opening Up on Broadway Through 2018; New Block of Tickets Now Available
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

The producers of the Waitress have announced tickets for the Broadway smash are now on sale through January 21, 2018. (more...)

Writer's Block? Lin-Manuel Miranda Has the Playlist for You
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Need inspiration to put that pen to paper? Lin-Manuel Miranda has shared a 19-track playlist to combat writer's block, which includes, of course, 'Wrote My Way Out,' performed by Nas from THE HAMILTON MIXTAPE. (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: March 20-26 , 2017
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 20, 2017

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for the week of March 20-26, 2017. (more...)

Rebecca Isbell Shares BIRDIE'S SONG
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Rebecca Isbell has completed her new book, 'Birdie's Song': a gripping and potent story of a woman who is blessed with the incredible experience of visiting Heaven and receiving guidance from God. (more...)

AARP Studios Greenlights New Entertainment Series DINNER WITH DON, Starring Comedy Legend Don Rickles
by TV News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

AARP today announced the launch of AARP Studios, an award-winning in-house production entity that produces a variety of rich and compelling content for an ever-growing 50-plus population. (more...)

Krysta Rodriguez, Casey Cott, Courtney Reed and More Sign on for BROADWAY LOVES KELLY CLARKSON at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

The Broadway Loves series makes its return to Feinstein's/54 Below this April 3rd when over a dozen of Broadway's most distinctive voices will celebrate the original 'American Idol,' three-time grammy award winner Kelly Clarkson. (more...)

HAMILTON, ON YOUR FEET & More Will Arrive in Des Moines in 2018
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Today, Des Moines Performing Arts, Central Iowa's leading not-for-profit performing arts organization, unveils its highly anticipated 2017-2018 Season.  This announcement includes dates for Des Moines' premiere engagement of HAMILTON, which will take the Des Moines Civic Center stage during Independence Day 2018.  Adding to the excitement, DMPA announces that the traditional five-show Willis Broadway Series Season Ticket package will increase by one additional show.  (more...)

Jessie Mueller, Christopher Jackson, Will Chase, and Adrienne Warren to Perform with The New York Pops
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

On April 21, 2017 at 8:00PM, The New York Pops, led by Music Director Steven Reineke, will continue its 34th season at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, by bringing to life the soundtrack of a generation, including songs by James Taylor, Carole King, and more. (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 3/19/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 3/19/2017. (more...)

Steven Strafford, Alli Mauzey, Lesli Margherita and More Set for LOVE AND OTHER FABLES at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents a concert of the John McMahon-Jay Jeffries musical LOVE AND OTHER FABLES on April 9, 2017 at 7pm. (more...)

Broadway Philadelphia Announces 2017-18 Season; HAMILTON Announced for 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

???????The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts and The Shubert Organization announced today the 2017/18 Broadway Philadelphia season, featuring a dazzling lineup of Tony Award-winning productions and the most recent Broadway hits. (more...)

TheatreSquared Announces the 2017/18 Lineup for T2 SEASON 12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

TheatreSquared (T2) Artistic Director Robert Ford and Executive Director Martin Miller today announced TheatreSquared Season 12, a year-long lineup of world and regional premieres and acclaimed new plays. Season packages are on sale today, with six-play packages starting at $89, by phone at (479) 571-2785 or online at theatre2.org/subscribe. (more...)

BWW Review: BUS STOP at Arvada Center
by Chris Arneson - Mar 17, 2017

There's something noteworthy about a show that brings to life an eclectic collection of characters from decades ago with a relatable vigor. That's what the company Arvada Center's current production of William Inge's Bus Stop delivers. (more...)

SRO Theatre Company to Stage Dare to Defy's Regional Premiere of Pasek & Paul's DOGFIGHT: A LOVE STORY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

SRO Theatre Company will present Dare to Defy's regional premiere of Pasek and Paul's Dogfight: A Love Story for a one night only event in the Shedd Theatre within the Columbus Performing Arts Center located at 549 Franklin Avenue in Columbus at 8 p.m. on Sunday, April 9, 2017. (more...)

Stage & Screen Stars Jonathan Freeman, Chris Sullivan and Jeffrey Schecter Join MasterVoices' BABES IN TOYLAND
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

The production will be conducted by MasterVoices' Artistic Director Ted Sperling and will feature previously announced stars Kelli O'Hara, Bill Irwin, Lauren Worsham, Christopher Fitzgerald - with Jonathan Freeman, Chris Sullivan, and Jeffrey Schecter just joining the lineup - alongside 130 singers of MasterVoices, with Orchestra of St. Luke's. (more...)

Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Presented by SeatGeek: March 16, 2017
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 16, 2017

Looking to buy last minute tickets to a Broadway show? Don't know what to see? Trying to find a theater? (more...)

Fox Cities Performing Arts Center Unveils 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center has unveiled the 2017-18 Season featuring a lineup of 10 titles as part of the Boldt Arts Alive! Series, four titles in the Spotlight Series and eight Broadway titles in the Kimberly-Clark Broadway Across America - Fox Cities Series. (more...)

Seattle Playwrights Salon Presents YESTERDAY'S KISSES TOMORROW
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

The Seattle Playwrights Salon presents a staged reading of Yesterday's Kisses Tomorrow by John Ruoff on Friday April 14th at 7 p.m. at the Conservatory, 5813 Airport Way South. Admission is free! Beer, wine, cider, expresso, and snacks available for purchase before the show and during intermission. (more...)

Eve Ensler's IN THE BODY OF THE WORLD Joins MTC's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have announced that Manhattan Theatre Club will present the American Repertory Theater production of In the Body of the World, written and performed by Tony Award winner Eve Ensler and directed by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus, as part of MTC's 2017-2018 season. (more...)

Shea's Announces Exciting 2017-18 Broadway Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Shea's Performing Arts Center and Broadway Partner/Producer Albert Nocciolino present the M&T Bank 2017-18 Broadway Series, featuring multiple Tony-Award® winning musicals, Broadway hits, and the FIRST NATIONAL TOUR of ON YOUR FEET LAUNCHING IN BUFFALO! (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: March 13-19 , 2017
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 13, 2017

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for the week of March 13-19, 2017. (more...)

Afternoon Update: All Broadway Shows Currently On; MTA Suspends Above Ground and Express Service; Telecharge Offering Exchanges
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Bundle up, New York! Winter Storm Stella is on her way, and we're likely to be left with lots of snow, ice, and chaos in her wake. (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 3/12/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 3/12/2017. (more...)

World Premiere CLUE Stage Adaptation and More Headed to Bucks County Playhouse in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Bucks County Playhouse's Executive Producer, Robyn Goodman, Producing Director Alexander Fraser and Producers Stephen Kocis and Josh Fiedler are pleased to announce the Playhouse's 2017 subscription season. (more...)

Finalists Announced for 15th Annual Welsh Musical Theatre Young Singer of the Year Competition
by Robert Gould - Mar 13, 2017

Finalists for the 15th annual Welsh Musical Theatre Young Singer Of the Year competition have been announced. (more...)

HBO to Debut Documentary ABORTION: STORIES WOMEN TELL, 4/3
by TV News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

ABORTION: STORIES WOMEN TELL offers an intimate window into the lives of women living in Missouri. Tracy Droz Tragos (winner of the Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize for U.S. Documentary for “Rich Hill”), a native of the state, sheds new light on the issue, focusing not on the debate, which is typically dominated by legislators and advocates, but on women's personal stories. (more...)

VIDEO: Freeform's New Digital Short-Form Series DINNER WITH DAD, Starring Jason Alexander
by TV News Desk - Mar 11, 2017

DINNER WITH DAD chronicles a young man's weekly get-together meal with his father. Only what does that look like if your father happens to be Jason Alexander from “Seinfeld”? (more...)

BWW Feature: The New York Pops Readies Itself for an Eclectic Second Half of Season
by Ashley Steves - Mar 10, 2017

The New York Pops brands itself as "a different kind of orchestra," and the proof is in the programming. The orchestra, the largest independent orchestra in the United States, will begin the second half of their season on Friday, March 10, 2017, with a LIFE IS A CABARET: KANDER & EBB, celebrating the music of the legendary duo, and continuing a season (and organization mission) dedicated to featuring a wide variety of performers, composers, and genres. (more...)

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