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Photo Coverage: WAITRESS Gang Is Opening Up Joe's Pie Diner at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre!Photo Coverage: WAITRESS Gang Is Opening Up Joe's Pie Diner at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre!
by Walter McBride - June 14, 2017

Broadway star Betsy Wolfe joined the cast of Waitress just last night, June 13 in the lead role of expert pie-maker Jenna Hunterson. Wolfe is joined by Joe Tippett, who also steps into the role of Earl tonight. Drew Gehling will reprise the role he originated when he returns to the cast of Waitress on June 27, 2017 as Dr. Pomatter. Chris Diamantopoulos will play his final performance as Dr. Pomatter on June 25. The Brooks Atkinson Theatre just got a fresh look and Wolfe (along with producer Barry Weissler and her costars Caitlin Houlahan and Charity Angel Dawson)  helped unveil the makeover below! (more...)
Everything Changes! Betsy Wolfe Joins WAITRESS Tonight!Everything Changes! Betsy Wolfe Joins WAITRESS Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - June 13, 2017

Broadway star Betsy Wolfe will join the cast of Waitress tonight, June 13 in the lead role of expert pie-maker Jenna Hunterson. Wolfe will be joined by Joe Tippett, who also steps into the role of Earl. (more...)
Save Up to $60 to See Betsy Wolfe in WAITRESS on BroadwaySave Up to $60 to See Betsy Wolfe in WAITRESS on Broadway
by Contests - Broadway - June 12, 2017

WAITRESS, featuring original songs by Grammy® nominee Sara Bareilles ('Brave,' 'Love Song'), tells the story of Jenna, an expert pie maker who dreams of a way out of her small town. A baking contest and the town's new doctor may offer her a fresh start, but Jenna must summon the strength to rebuild her own life. Don't miss this uplifting celebration of friendship, motherhood, and the magic of a well-made pie. (more...)
Joe Tippett to Play 'Earl' in WAITRESS Starting Next WeekJoe Tippett to Play 'Earl' in WAITRESS Starting Next Week
by BWW News Desk - June 9, 2017

The producers of the smash hit Broadway musical have announced that Joe Tippett will step into the role of Earl in Waitress on June 13, opposite Betsy Wolfe as Jenna. Will Swenson will play his final performance as Earl on June 11, 2017. (more...)
VIDEO: Natalie Weiss and Brad Greer Duet on 'You Matter To Me' from WAITRESSVIDEO: Natalie Weiss and Brad Greer Duet on 'You Matter To Me' from WAITRESS
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Below, watch Natalie Weiss and Brad Greer duet on 'You Matter To Me' from WAITRESS! (more...)
VIDEO: Will Swenson Shakes Off His Bad Guy Image with WAITRESS FansVIDEO: Will Swenson Shakes Off His Bad Guy Image with WAITRESS Fans
by Stage Tube - May 25, 2017

Tony Award nominee Will Swenson is playing the 'bad guy,' Earl, in Waitress every night at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, and he's determined to prove to fans that he is not as mean and scary as the character he plays. Watch below as he wins over the stage door crowd with what else, but pie! (more...)
Bake Jenna's Recipes with an Excerpt from WAITRESS' Sugar, Butter, Flour!Bake Jenna's Recipes with an Excerpt from WAITRESS' Sugar, Butter, Flour!
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Fans of Waitress the musical can now bake the delicious pies that the show's leading character Jenna Hunterson makes for Joe's 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). (more...)
The Doctor is In (Again)! Drew Gehling Will Return to WAITRESS This SummerThe Doctor is In (Again)! Drew Gehling Will Return to WAITRESS This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

The producers of the smash hit Broadway musical have announced that Drew Gehling will reprise the role he originated when he returns to the cast of Waitress on June 27, 2017 as Dr. Pomatter, opposite Betsy Wolfe as Jenna Hunterson. Chris Diamantopoulos will play his final performance as Dr. Pomatter on June 25. (more...)
VIDEO: Sara Bareilles & Cast of WAITRESS Give Surprise Pop-Up Performance on GMAVIDEO: Sara Bareilles & Cast of WAITRESS Give Surprise Pop-Up Performance on GMA
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

On this morning's GOOD MORNING AMERICA @SaraBareilles and the @WaitressMusical crowd surprised the GMA team and crowd with a pop-up performance of the upbeat number 'Opening Up.'  (more...)
WAITRESS Brews 'Its for Adrienne Cream Ale' for a Good CauseWAITRESS Brews 'Its for Adrienne Cream Ale' for a Good Cause
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

The smash hit Broadway musical, Waitress is the latest Broadway show to create a craft beer for charity and partner with The Broadway Brews Project. A portion of the proceeds benefits The Adrienne Shelly Foundation, a NY-based charity that supports women in film. (more...)
VIDEO: Incoming WAITRESS Star Betsy Wolfe Dishes on Jenna & More!VIDEO: Incoming WAITRESS Star Betsy Wolfe Dishes on Jenna & More!
by Stage Tube - April 26, 2017

Incoming WAITRESS star, Betsy Wolfe, is getting ready to step into Jenna's shoes on the set of her photoshoot. Betsy discusses what she thinks of her character Jenna, and why she's excited to join the cast of Waitress. Betsy replaces Sara Bareilles, the show's composer, lyricist, and current Jenna, on June 13. Check out the video below! (more...)
Photo Coverage: WAITRESS Celebrates One Year of Sugar, Butter, Flour and Pie!Photo Coverage: WAITRESS Celebrates One Year of Sugar, Butter, Flour and Pie!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - April 26, 2017

Earlier today, the smash musical Waitress celebrates its first anniversary on Broadway with a gravity-defying four-tiered topsy-turvy celebration of all things pie! The four-foot tall custom-made confection was created by the show's pie consultant Stacy Donnelly.  BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the birthday celebration below! (more...)
WAITRESS Auctions Off Prop and Meet and Greet with Sara Bareilles for Astonishing Sum for BC/EFAWAITRESS Auctions Off Prop and Meet and Greet with Sara Bareilles for Astonishing Sum for BC/EFA
by BWW News Desk - April 23, 2017

Oh what baking can do. Sugar, butter, flour, and an apron added up to a huge donation to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids at WAITRESS recently. Following curtain call, the company held a live auction of a signed apron used in the show by star Sara Bareilles. (more...)
Photo Flash: She's Opened Up! First Look at Sara Bareilles in WAITRESSPhoto Flash: She's Opened Up! First Look at Sara Bareilles in WAITRESS
by BWW News Desk - April 17, 2017

Waitress continues on a winning streak at Broadway's Brooks Atkinson Theatre, once again breaking the weekly gross sales record by bringing in $1,381,419.90 for the 8-performance week ending on Easter Sunday (April 16, 2017). The previous record, $1,331,954.30, was set with the nine (9) performance week ending January 1, 2017. (more...)
Everything Changes! Betsy Wolfe to Star as Jenna in WAITRESS Following Sara BareillesEverything Changes! Betsy Wolfe to Star as Jenna in WAITRESS Following Sara Bareilles
by BWW News Desk - April 13, 2017

The producers of the smash hit Waitress have announced that Broadway star Betsy Wolfe will join the cast on June 13 in the lead role of expert pie-maker Jenna Hunterson. As previously announced, Sara Bareilles will play her final performance as Jenna on June 11. (more...)
VIDEO: WAITRESS Unveils New Highlights of Sara Bareilles, Smashes Records at the Brooks Atkinson TheatreVIDEO: WAITRESS Unveils New Highlights of Sara Bareilles, Smashes Records at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre
by BWW News Desk - April 10, 2017

This week the hit musical Waitress smashed three sales records on Broadway. Plus, the show unveiled brand-new highlights featuring Sara Bareilles in action - check them out below! (more...)
WAITRESS' Sara Bareilles  Says She 'Loves the Idea of Writing Another  Musical'WAITRESS' Sara Bareilles Says She 'Loves the Idea of Writing Another Musical'
by Caryn Robbins - April 5, 2017

In a new interview with Billboard, Sara Bareilles discusses what it has been like to make her Broadway debut as Jenna in the new musical WAITRESS, for which she composed the music. (more...)
Photo Coverage: Sara Bareilles, Will Swenson, Chris Diamantopoulos Take First Bows in WAITRESSPhoto Coverage: Sara Bareilles, Will Swenson, Chris Diamantopoulos Take First Bows in WAITRESS
by Jennifer Broski - April 1, 2017

Last night Waitress composer Sara Bareilles made her much anticipated Broadway debut in her own show, taking over the starring role of Jenna from the recently departed Jessie Mueller. She is joined by TV star Chris Diamantopoulos as Dr. Pomatter and beloved Broadway leading man and Tony Award nominee Will Swenson as Earl. BroadwayWorld was there to capture the trio's first diner bows, check out the photos! (more...)
Sara Bareilles Hits Times Square with the WAITRESS Band in TowSara Bareilles Hits Times Square with the WAITRESS Band in Tow
by BWW News Desk - April 1, 2017

Last night WAITRESS composer Sara Bareilles made her much anticipated Broadway debut in her own show, taking over the starring role of Jenna from the recently departed Jessie Mueller. Prior to show time yesterday, Bareilles led the WAITRESS band in a rendition of 'What Baking Can Do,' followed by a walk and a jam session in Times Square. Check out the video from the WAITRESS Facebook page below! (more...)
VIDEO: Sugar, Butter, Sara! The Brooks Atkinson Gets a Makeover to Welcome Its New StarVIDEO: Sugar, Butter, Sara! The Brooks Atkinson Gets a Makeover to Welcome Its New Star
by Stage Tube - March 31, 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...)
Up on the Marquee: Sara Bareilles Watches Over Times Square in New WAITRESS BillboardUp on the Marquee: Sara Bareilles Watches Over Times Square in New WAITRESS Billboard
by Walter McBride - March 31, 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 tonight, 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 Exclusive: Singer, Writer, and Now Actor- Sara Bareilles Gets Ready to Add to Already Impressive Resume with Her Stage Debut!BWW Exclusive: Singer, Writer, and Now Actor- Sara Bareilles Gets Ready to Add to Already Impressive Resume with Her Stage Debut!
by Daniella Parcell - March 31, 2017

Last year, Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles made history as the composer for WAITRESS, the first musical ever to hit Broadway while boasting an all-female creative team. Now, as reported by BWW last month, Bareilles will once again take the spotlight, stepping into the lead role of Jenna Hunterson on Friday, March 31, succeeding Tony winner Jessie Mueller. (more...)
Baby On Board? That's What WAITRESS  at the Brooks Atkinson Theater Is All About!Baby On Board? That's What WAITRESS at the Brooks Atkinson Theater Is All About!
by Jaclyn Layman - March 28, 2017

The kindness shown at the Brooks Atkinson Theater is not just on stage! (more...)
VIDEO: Jessie Mueller Hangs Up Her Apron and Bids Farewell to WAITRESSVIDEO: Jessie Mueller Hangs Up Her Apron and Bids Farewell to WAITRESS
by BWW News Desk - March 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...)
BWW TV:  Sugar, Butter, Sara! Bareilles and Her New WAITRESS Co-Stars Get Ready for Their Debuts!BWW TV: Sugar, Butter, Sara! Bareilles and Her New WAITRESS Co-Stars Get Ready for Their Debuts!
by TV - Press Previews - March 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...)

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