Video: International Premiere Cast of WAITRESS Previews 'A Soft Place To Land'
At a press gathering, featuring the lead stars of the international premiere of the Broadway smash musical "Waitress," Joanna Ampil (Jenna), Bituin Escalante (Becky), and Maronne Cruz (Dawn) treated the audience with their take on the dreamlike trio "A Soft Place to Land" from the musical. View the video below!
"Waitress" (Musical) is based on the 2007 indie film of the same name, written by the late Adrienne Shelly. Nominated at the 2016 Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Original Score (Sara Bareilles), Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical (Jessie Mueller), and Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical (Christopher Fitzgerald), "Waitress" features the music and lyrics by pop star Sara Bareilles and book by Jessie Nelson, who were part of the first-ever all-female creative team assembled on Broadway, along with "Waitress" director Diane Paulus.
The international premiere of "Waitress," which is a non-replica of the Broadway production, plays at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, in Makati City on November 9, 2018; it runs until December 2, 2018. Atlantis Theatrical Entertainment Group's Bobby Garcia directs the highly-anticipated musical, which is also set to debut in London's West End in 2019 and in Australia in 2020.
"Waitress" tells the story of a pie maker at Joe's Diner Jenna (Ampil) who is trapped in a loveless marriage and is expecting a baby. With the help of her best friends, Becky (Escalante) and Dawn (Cruz), Jenna musters the courage to live her life to the fullest.
Worthy of note, Tony Award winner David Gallo is the show's set designer; Cecile Martinez, choreographer; Aaron Porter, lighting designer; Farley Asuncion, musical director; Raven Ong, costume designer; Josh Millican, sound designer; Johann Dela Fuente, hair and makeup designer, and ManMan Angsico, vocal coach.
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