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VIDEO: Sara Bareilles Says Writing Songs for Broadway's WAITRESS Has Been a 'Homecoming'

Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles stopped by this morning's TODAY to chat about her new album, "What's Inside: Songs from Waitress," out today. The songs on the album are from the upcoming Broadway show Waitress which she wrote the music and lyrics for. Bareilles talks about the process of composing the album and her return to her roots in musical theater. Watch the appearance below and click here to watch her performance of 'She Used to Be Mine' from the upcoming musical.

The new musical Waitress opens on Sunday, April 24, 2016 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre with previews starting on Friday, March 25, 2016. Waitress recently played a sold out limited engagement at the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA.

The Broadway production stars Jessie Mueller, winner of the 2014 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for Beautiful: The Carole KingMusical. Based on the 2007 motion picture written by Adrienne Shelly, the new musical has a book byJessie Nelson, music and lyrics by five-time Grammy Award-nominated singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles and direction by Tony Award-winner Diane Paulus. Waitress is the first Broadway musical in 25 years to feature book, score and direction by women.

Bareilles releases her new studio album, What's Inside: Songs from Waitress, today Friday, November 6 on Epic Records.

The Broadway cast will include Eric Anderson (South Pacific, Kinky Boots, Rocky, The Last Ship) as Cal,Christopher Fitzgerald (Chicago, two-time Tony Award nominee for Young Frankenstein and Finian's Rainbow) as Ogie, Drew Gehling (Jersey Boys, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever) as Dr. Pomatter, Kimiko Glenn("Orange Is The New Black," Spring Awakening, Love's Labour's Lost) as Dawn, Dakin Matthews (The Audience Rocky, The Best Man) as Joe and Keala Settle (LES MISERABLES, Tony Award-nominee for Hands On A Hard Body) as Becky, with ensemble members Charity Angél Dawson, Jeremy Morse and Stephanie Torns. Additional casting will be announced soon.

Jenna (Jessie Mueller) is a Waitress and expert pie maker stuck in a small town and a loveless marriage. Faced with an unexpected pregnancy, Jenna fears she may have to abandon the dream of opening her own pie shop forever... until a baking CONTEST in a nearby county and the town's handsome new doctor offer her a tempting recipe for happiness. Supported by her quirky crew of fellow Waitresses and loyal customers, Jenna summons the secret ingredient she's been missing all along - courage.



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