WAITRESS Ready to Waft Into the West End?

By: Jun. 23, 2016

The smell of delicious, homemade pies could be wafting into the West End soon. The Daily Mail writes that Broadway's Waitress is eyeing a Spring 2017 bow in London, if it can find an open venue. No word yet on who will lead the UK production; Tony winner Jessie Mueller stars as 'Jenna' in New York City.

Producer Barry Weissler and director Diana Paulus are "seeking a theatre for what has become one of the most successful shows, after HAMILTON."

WAITRESS, which was nominated for four Tony Awards this year, opened in April at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre after a sold-out limited engagement at the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA.

Based on the 2007 motion picture written by Adrienne Shelly, WAITRESS is the first Broadway musical in history to have four women in the four top creative team spots, with book by Jessie Nelson, score by five-time Grammy Award-nominated singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles, choreography by Lorin Latarro and direction by Tony Award-winner Diane Paulus.

In WAITRESS, Jenna is a server 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.

Get ready for the show's London debut with footage of Sara Bareilles and the cast of WAITRESS performing at the 2016 Tony Awards!

Photo Credit: Joan Marcus


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