WAITRESS, Starring Sara Bareilles, and Tony-Winning HADESTOWN Re-Open on Broadway Tonight!

Waitress is playing at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre and Hadestown returns to the Walter Kerr Theatre.

By: Sep. 02, 2021
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Whether you're heading to Joe's Diner or way down under the ground, Broadway is re-opening up tonight, September 2, with the arrival of two beloved musicals. Waitress kicks off its limited engagement at The Ethel Barrymore Theatre, where it will run through January 9, 2022. Just a block away, Hadestown returns to its home at the Walter Kerr Theatre. Be sure to check back right here at BroadwayWorld for coverage of the big night!

WAITRESS, Starring Sara Bareilles, and Tony-Winning HADESTOWN Re-Open on Broadway Tonight!
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Sara Bareilles, the Grammy Award-winning composer of Waitress, will star in the lead role of Jenna Hunterson for it's first weeks back onstage. Joining Sara for the show's return is Eric Anderson (Cal) Charity Angel Dawson (Becky), Christopher Fitzgerald (Ogie), Drew Gehling (Dr. Pomatter), Caitlin Houlahan (Dawn), Dakin Matthews (Joe) and Joe Tippett (Earl). The ensemble is Tyrone Davis, Jr., Matt DeAngelis, Andrew Fitch, Henry Gottfried, Molly Jobe, Emily Koch, Max Kumangai, Anastacia McCleskey, Gerianne Pérez, Stephanie Torns, and Nyla Watson.

Waitress tells the story of Jenna, a Waitress and expert pie maker stuck in a small town and a loveless marriage. When a baking contest in a nearby county offers her a chance at escape, Jenna fights to reclaim a long-forgotten part of herself. Through the support of her fellow Waitresses and an unexpected romance Jenna begins to find the courage to take a long-abandoned dream off the shelf. Waitress celebrates the power of friendship, dreams, the family we choose and the beauty of a well baked pie.

WAITRESS, Starring Sara Bareilles, and Tony-Winning HADESTOWN Re-Open on Broadway Tonight!
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When the Broadway production of Hadestown takes the stage, it will be led by original Broadway cast members Grammy Award winner Reeve Carney as Orpheus, Tony Award winner André De Shields as Hermes, Tony Award nominee and Outer Critics Circle Award winner Amber Gray as Persephone, and two-time Tony Award nominee Eva Noblezada as Eurydice. Joining the Broadway cast for a limited engagement will be Tony Award nominee Tom Hewitt. Hewitt will play the role of Hades until original Broadway cast member and Tony Award nominee Patrick Page, who is in production for a new film project, returns on Tuesday, November 2 .

They are joined by Jewelle Blackman, Jessie Shelton, and Mariand Torres as the Fates. The chorus of Workers is played by Anthony Chatmon II, Afra Hines, Timothy Hughes, John Krause, Trent Saunders, and Kim Steele. The cast includes swings Malcolm Armwood, Adam Hyndman, Tara Jackson, Yael "YaYa" Reich, T. Oliver Reid, and Khaila Wilcoxon.

Following two intertwining love stories - that of young dreamers Orpheus and Eurydice, and that of King Hades and his wife Persephone - Hadestown invites audiences on a hell-raising journey to the underworld and back. Mitchell's beguiling melodies and Chavkin's poetic imagination pit industry against nature, doubt against faith, and fear against love. Performed by a vibrant ensemble of actors, dancers, and singers, Hadestown delivers a deeply resonant and defiantly hopeful theatrical experience.



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