Jenna, played by Tony Award winner Jessie Mueller (Beautiful), a waitress and expert pie maker, is stuck in a small town and a loveless marriage. When a baking contest in a nearby county offers her a chance at escape, Jenna must choose between her commitments and her dreams. Her customers, co-workers, and the town's handsome new doctor all offer her conflicting recipes for happiness—but Jenna ultimately has to decide for herself. This poignant and uplifting new musical celebrates friendship, motherhood, and the courage it takes to pluck a long abandoned dream off the shelf. Featuring music and lyrics by Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles ("Brave," "Love Song") and directed by Diane Paulus (Pippin, Finding Neverland).


American Repertory Theater

(Cambridge, MA)
64 Brattle Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
by Nicole Rosky - Jan 25, 2020
For the first time in forever, Frozen has hit the road! After kicking of a national tour in Schenectady, Disney's mega-hit crossed the country to open at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles- where it plays through February 2. From there, the musical travels to Seattle, Portland, San Diego, Salt Lake City, and many more stops along the way.
by Alan Henry - Jan 25, 2020
Rob McClure addressed concerns about how the upcoming Mrs. Doubtfire handles it's crossdressing lead character following media reports of the show seeking advice from GLAAD, amongst other LGBTQ+ advocating organizations. McClure spoke about the issue during the show's mainstage panel at BroadwayCon. How Broadway shows address characters in drag has been a recurring heated debate amongst fans and transgender/gender non-conforming audiences.
by Walter McBride - Jan 24, 2020
BroadwayWorld is giving fans a look inside the BroadwayCon 2020! Check out photos from inside the event featuring Kerry Butler, Alex Boniello, and more as they greet the fans!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2020
Jeremy Jordan will return to The CW's 'Supergirl' this Sunday, January 26, in the episode titled 'Back From the Future - Part One.'
by Abigail Charpentier - Jan 24, 2020
On Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards will name the newest Best Musical Theater Album based on cast recordings released in the previous year. This year, the nominees for the award includeAin't Too Proud: The Life And Times Of The Temptations, Hadestown, Moulin Rouge! The Musical, The Music Of Harry Potter And The Cursed Child - In Four Contemporary Suites and Oklahoma!. Before a new cast album takes home the title, look back on the 10 most recent cast recordings to win the Best Musical Theater Album Grammy Award!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2020
The Tank (Meghan Finn, Artistic Director) and Theater of The Apes will present the World Premiere of I Am Nobody, a new musical comedy by Greg Kotis (Tony Award-winner for Urinetown; The Truth About Santa at The Tank), directed by Meghan Finn (Creative Time's Doomocracy, Mac Wellman's The Invention of Tragedy at The Flea) at The Tank (312 West 36th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues), March 5-28.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 24, 2020
asdasdIn a seedy Oklahoma motel room, a lonely waitress begins an unexpected love affair with a young drifter. And then they see the first bugsa?? Tracy Letts's mind-bending cult classica?'a luridly funny tale of love, paranoia and government conspiracya?'roars back to Chicago for its Steppenwolf debut. 
by TV News Desk - Jan 24, 2020
Make sure to set your DVRs because the cast of Jagged Little Pill is set to perform on Late Night with Seth Meyers on Monday, January 27.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 24, 2020
Rob McClure performed two songs from Mrs. Doubtfire at BroadwayCon! Take a look below!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2020
Amélie, a quirky and charming musical set in Paris surrounds Amélie Poulain, a lonely but imaginative young waitress. Bored from her quiet life and inspired by Princess Diana's death, Amélie makes it her mission to bring joy to the people around her, and helping them to find hope, love, and even closure. Step into the magical, fantasy-filled world of Amélie, an imaginative dreamer who finds her voice, discovers the power of connection, and sees possibility around every corner.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2020
Paul Merton a?" one of the UK's greatest comedians and star of the BBC's renowned programme Have I Got News For You a?" is to join the new production of Hairspray the Musical.
by BroadwayWorld UK TV - Jan 23, 2020
From 27 January, the WAITRESS diner has some not-so newbies joining the team! Sara Bareilles, who wrote the music and lyrics for the show is making her West End debut as Jenna, while Olivier Award winner Gavin Creel will be playing her leading man, Dr. Pomatter. Watch the video below!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2020
Isn't it amazing what baking can do?!  We're celebrating National Pie Day by heading to Joe's Pie Diner and giving you the chance to see which of Waitress's iconic characters you are with some fun personality questions. Take the quiz!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2020
Producer Mark Cortale's star-studded Broadway concert series, hosted and music directed by Sirius XM radio star Seth Rudetsky, will return to San Francisco's Herbst Theatre with Keala Settle, star of the film The Greatest Showman and the Broadway hit musicals Waitress and Hands on a Hard Body, on Sunday, March 15, 2020 at 5 PM. The unique format of the series that differentiates it from any other is a seamless mix of intimate behind-the-scenes stories prompted by Rudetsky's insightful, funny and revealing questions - and the music from the artists' stellar careers. The result is spontaneous evenings of show-stopping songs and hilarity. Ms. Settle follows the recent 2020 season opener starring Jeremy Jordan. The Broadway @ The Herbst series will be raising funds this season for San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus, Project Open Hand and Sandy Hook Promise. For tickets and information, please visit www.cityboxoffice.com/broadway or call (415) 392-4400.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2020
Solea Pfeiffer and Emmy Raver-Lampman star as the Clarke sisters, Mary and Martha, in Signature Theatre's world premiere production of Gun & Powder with book and lyrics by Angelica Chéri and music by Ross Baum. Gun & Powder will run from January 28 – February 23, 2020 in Signature Theatre's intimate MAX Theatre and will be directed by Robert O'Hara (Broadway's Slave Play).
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2020
Based on Studs Terkel's best-selling book of interviews with American workers, the musical Working paints a vivid portrait of the men and women that the world so often takes for granted: the schoolteacher, the phone operator, the waitress, the mill-worker, the mason and the housewife, just to name a few. Nominated for six Tony Awards, this classic has been updated for a modern age.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2020
Lexi Lawson (Hamilton, Rent), will be among those taking part in 54 Celebrates Whitney Houston at Feinstein's/54 Below on Sunday, February 2nd.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2020
To celebrate Selena Gomez's triumphant return to the top of the charts, the Broadway Loves series will return to Feinstein's/54 Below on April 27th for a Rare Revival encore performance of Broadway Loves Selena Gomez.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2020
Broadway's new crop of stars has something surprising in common: they all went to the same summer camp. Stagedoor Manor, which has mentored generations of stars of Broadway, movies and TV, is on the resume of countless actors who recently made their New York debut, both on stage and behind it.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2020
The Riant Theatre (Van Dirk Fisher, Artistic Director) -- the AUDELCO Award-Winning nonprofit, which provides a nurturing environment for playwrights and theatre creatives of diverse cultural backgrounds to develop new plays, presents some of the Best Plays From The Strawberry One-Act Festival at the Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Peter Norton Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th St, NYC. Tickets are $40 General Admission; $35 for Seniors and Students with I.D. Box Office: 212-864-5400 or online at www.SymphonySpace.org (Youtube Promo https://youtu.be/PTCS2ugfRL0)
by Lynn Beaver - Jan 22, 2020
Ah the good old days! Back when the sky was clear, the water was clean and the red, white and blue of the 48 star spangled banner still waved true. Only not so much for people of color and immigrants who came to the 'land of opportunity'. Prejudice and racism is as American as apple pie as Southwest Theatre Productions's world premiere of TRADE WITH KLAN by Donald E. Baker so clearly illustrates.
by BroadwayWorld UK TV - Jan 22, 2020
There's two new very exciting faces joining the diner from 27 January! Sara Bareilles, who wrote the music and lyrics for WAITRESS, will be making her West End debut by stepping into Jenna's apron, while Olivier Award winner Gavin Creel will be playing opposite her as Dr. Pomatter. Watch the video below!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2020
BroadwayWorld previously reported Willemijn Verkaik will star in the role of Jenna for the upcoming international tour of the Netherlands which will visit the country's largest theatres from September 2020. Check out Verkaik singing 'She Used To Be Mine' in a new video below!
by Stephi Wild - Jan 22, 2020
Today's top stories: Read the reviews for A Soldier's Play, and more!
by Stage Tube - Jan 21, 2020
During a recent interview with Radio.com, Sara Bareilles told the story of Bono throwing his sunglasses to her at the GRAMMYS, but his toss was too hard and they went over her head to the people behind her.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2020
Everyone's favorite nanny is on her way to Broadway in Mrs. Doubtfire!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2020
After making her West End debut as Jenna in Waitress Desi Oakley again took to the West End stage last night in the lead role after Lucie Jones was unable to perform for Act 2 following her return to the production. Oakley was flown in overnight to fill in at the production when all the performers who could go on as Jenna became ill.x
by Linnae Medeiros - Jan 21, 2020
We asked, and you answered! As BroadwayWorld previously reported, reliable sources have reported that the Britney Spears musical Once Upon A One More Time is heading to Broadway. To celebrate, we asked BroadwayWorld readers to determine the best jukebox musical with the help of our bracket! Now we've gathered some of the most popular answers for your to enjoy, from classics like Jersey Boys and Mamma Mia to newer additions like Head Over Heels and Jagged Little Pill.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2020
BroadwayCon will host exclusive Star Interviews with Len Cariou and Donna McKechnie. On Friday, January 24, at 6:45 PM, McKechnie will take to the MainStage for an exclusive interview reflecting on her extensive career, including the 45th anniversary of her Tony Award-winning performance in A Chorus Line, moderated by Ruthie Fierberg, Playbill Senior Features Editor.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2020
The Warner Stage Company will present the hauntingly beautiful musical, DOGFIGHT by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul in the Nancy Marine Studio Theatre March 28-April 5, 2020. Based on the 1991 Warner Brothers film, DOGFIGHT takes audiences on a romantic and heartbreaking theatrical journey that stays with you long after the performance.
by Stage Tube - Jan 20, 2020
Solea Pfeiffer and Emmy Raver-Lampman are set to star as the Clarke sisters, Mary and Martha, in Signature Theatre's world premiere production of Gun & Powder with book and lyrics by Angelica Chéri and music by Ross Baum. Gun & Powder will run from January 28 a?' February 23, 2020 in Signature Theatre's intimate MAX Theatre and will be directed by Robert O'Hara (Broadway's Slave Play).
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2020
At BroadwayCon's First Look, attendees will be treated to an exclusive showcase of performances from the newest and most talked-about shows of the season. Hosted by Alex Newell, Broadway alum and star of NBC's new television series 'Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist,' First Look will feature ten shows, all performing exclusively for BroadwayCon fans. Newly added to the lineup are Caroline, or Change, Company, and Sing Street.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2020
Youth choirs and musical theatre groups are being given the opportunity to perform with Broadway and West End leading lady Marisha Wallace on her debut UK tour.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2020
Its announced today that Lucie Jones Live at the Adelphi on Sunday 16th February 2020 will be recorded and released as a live album, available in Spring 2020, with specific release details to follow.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2020
59E59 Theaters (Val Day, Artistic Director; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) will welcome the New York premiere of WHISPER HOUSE, music & lyrics by Duncan Sheik, book & lyrics by Kyle Jarrow, with direction by Steve Cosson and music direction by Wiley Deweese.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 20, 2020
Today's top stories: Alexandra Billings joins Wicked, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2020
The critically-acclaimed international stage sensation Whitney - Queen of the Night is returning to the West End in 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2020
Jim Hogan, an actor on the Waitress first national tour, shared a video of himself and two friends performing their own rendition of Into The Unknown from Frozen 2!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2020
On Friday, January 31 at 8:00pm, Broadway stars and musicians of the Princeton Symphony Orchestra perform a concert reading of The Big Time, a new musical comedy from Douglas Carter Beane, author of Broadway's Sister Act, Cinderella, and Xanadu. It's the height of the Cold War when Russian spies take over an ocean liner holding all of NATO. Leave it to lounge singers on board to save the day by teaching the communists to put down their Kalashnikovs and pick up singing, dancing, and comedy. The war is cold but the numbers are hot in this show with score and lyrics by Douglas J. Cohen, music direction by Fred Lassen. This is the second installment of the new PRINCETON POPS series, a collaboration of the Princeton Symphony Orchestra and McCarter Theatre Centre at McCarter's Matthews Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2020
BroadwayCon will welcome new musicals Jagged Little Pill and Mrs. Doubtfire to the 2020 MainStage Spotlight Session lineup. Attendees will be treated to an exclusive look behind the curtain at the creation of Jagged Little Pill on Sunday, January 26, at 12:30 p.m. with cast members Antonio Cipriano (Phoenix), Kathryn Gallagher (Bella), Celia Rose Gooding (Frankie Healy), Derek Klena (Nick Healy), Sean Allan Krill (Steve Healy), Lauren Patten (Jo), and Elizabeth Stanley (Mary Jane Healy), moderated by Jerry Portwood, Rolling Stone Digital Director.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 17, 2020
Today's top stories: Erika Henningsen, Jeremy Kushnier, and more join the cast of Flying Over Sunset, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2020
Maggie Stiggers & Spiro Marcos, executive producers and co-founders of NikoFrank Productions will co-host The Cool Kids Table podcast at Radio Free Brooklyn. The podcast, in it's second season, was designed to celebrate kindness in the entertainment business. Each week they welcome a guest from the biz to talk openly about their personal journey to finding success, happiness, and the importance of being kind.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2020
FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, will present 54 Sings Harry Styles on February 22nd, 2020 at 11:30pm. Get ready for an unforgettable celebration of one of the music industry's fastest-rising stars with some of Broadway's hottest stars from Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Newsies, Mean Girls, Anastasia, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2020
On January 12th, after delighting audiences at dozens of sold out shows across the country, the Broadway Princess Party made its triumphant return to Sony Hall for its first-ever BRUNCH concert!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2020
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has joined the Broadway 2020 lineup for an exclusive MainStage Spotlight Session on Saturday, January 25, 2020.
by David Green - Jan 16, 2020
Shoshana Beana?"fresh off of playing the lead role in Waitress on Broadwaya?"will bring in her nine-piece big band for a glamorous night at the McCallum Theatre on Tuesday, Feb. 4, at 8:00 pm. Shoshana Bean's four independent solo releases have topped iTunes charts in the United States and the United Kingdoma?"and her latest release, Spectrum, landed at No. 1 on the Billboard Jazz Charts.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2020
Porchlight Music Theatre has announced the star of Porchlight's spring production, the Chicago premiere of Disney's Freaky Friday, A New Musical Cory Goodrich as the host of New Faces Sing Broadway NOW, directed by Johanna McKenzie Miller and music directed by Tom Vendafreddo; at Evanston at SPACE, 1245 Chicago Ave., Monday, Feb. 24 at 7:30 p.m. and at The Arts Club of Chicago, 201 E. Ontario Street, Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 7:30 p.m. Single tickets to each New Faces are $37 at SPACE and $60 at The Arts Club. The Arts Club performances include a pre-performance cocktail hour starting at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are available at PorchlightMusicTheatre.org or by calling the Porchlight Music Theatre box office, 773.777.9884.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2020
This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld for 1/16/2020 include new jobs for those looking to work in the theatre industry.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2020
The Avenel Performing Arts Center (APAC), presents Erich Bergen, star of CBS television drama Madam Secretary, for two performances Saturday, February 15 at 8PM and Sunday, February 16 at 3PM.