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 Kyle Christopher West - Nov 9, 2019
It's been 38 years since Andrew Lloyd Webber's mega-hit CATS made its stage debut. 42 years earlier, T.S. Eliot had unknowingly penned the musical's lyrics in Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, his 1939 collection of feline inspired poetry. While his poems were an unexpected source material for a song-and-dance operetta, the family-friendly musical quickly became a Broadway landmark, adopting the tagline a?oeNow and Forevera?? during its impressive 18-year New York City run.
by Chris Struck - Nov 9, 2019
Every time Laura Osnes makes an appearance, the audience has learned to expect the highest level of detail and ability on Broadway today. Her latest performance of Repertoire Roulette at Birdland Jazz Club yet again showcases brilliant moments of her career while creating new ones.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2019
Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551.
by Stage Tube - Nov 8, 2019
Check out a brand new interview with Tony-nominee, Rob McClure, as he prepares to bring the iconic nanny, Mrs. Doubtfire, to life in a brand-new musical adaptation of the film!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2019
Following a highly successful run at the King's Theatre in Glasgow in February 2018, the Olivier, Tony and Grammy award-winning BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL will return to the city next year.
by Linnae Medeiros - Nov 7, 2019
We asked, and you delivered! We recently asked BroadwayWorld readers to name the funniest on-stage mishaps they've either seen on stage or experienced while performing. We received so many hilarious responses for our first roundup that we've gathered even more for you to enjoy, with mishaps from shows including Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Waitress, Newsies, and more. Get ready to laugh with these responses!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2019
Tony & Pulitzer Prize winning playwright & actor Tracy Letts  will return to Broadway with Steppenwolf's production of his new play THE MINUTES, in which he will also star.
by Cristina Pla-Guzman - Nov 6, 2019
Exquisite! Breathtaking! Wonderful! There are no better words to describe the North American tour of the Tony Award ®-nominated Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof, which came to the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County from October 29 to November 3, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2019
Sundance Institute's Theatre Program will support three ambitious new works for the stage, and their four women creators, at this year's two-week Theatre Lab at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA). The Lab, which runs from November 10 to November 24th, will feature the concentrated and abundant time and resources, including individual casting from a dedicated acting company and daily rehearsals, that has long been a signature of Sundance's Labs.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2019
Producers of the new musical JAGGED LITTLE PILL have announced the details for the show's digital lottery and general rush policies, launching today, November 5, 2019.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 5, 2019
Today's top stories: Ian McKellen brings his one man show to Broadway for one night only, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2019
Thinking about Christmas presents for family and friends? What could be better than treating them to a top West End musical! Here are some of London's finest which will make a great gift for anyone on your list.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2019
Theater's beloved names and brightest stars joined a sold-out audience in honoring Broadway's most fantastical anniversary at Celebrating 25 Magical Years of Disney on Broadway.
by Stage Tube - Nov 5, 2019
Theater's beloved names and brightest stars joined a sold-out audience in honoring Broadway's most fantastical anniversary at Celebrating 25 Magical Years of Disney on Broadway. The sparkling silver anniversary event on November 4, 2019, raised an astounding $570,426 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2019
Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 11/3/2019.
by BWW Special - Nov 4, 2019
Welcome to this week's edition of BroadwayWorld's exclusive WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS! Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, for the week ending 11/3/2019.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2019
The IAMA Theatre Company will present a staged reading of Peabody Award-winning composer Matthew Puckett's The Evergreen as part of the 2019 New Works Fest. Directed by IAMA Theatre Artistic Director, Stefanie Black, the reading will take place at the Los Angeles Theater Center (514 S. Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA) on Sunday, November 17 at 8 PM. Tickets are free to the public and available on a first come, first served basis.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2019
Waitress is delighted to announce that international bestselling artist Sara Bareilles who wrote the music and lyrics for the hit musical will be making her West End debut next year and will be reuniting with Olivier and Tony Award-winning actor Gavin Creel following their hugely acclaimed reception in the Broadway production. Sara Bareilles will perform in the lead role of Jenna with Gavin Creel as Dr Pomatter from 27 January to 7 March 2020 for a strictly limited six-week run.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2019
The Tony nominated hilarious, hit musical WAITRESS, which opens November 26 has cast two young area actresses to take on the role of a?oeLulua?? during the Edmonton engagement.  Tickets are available now for WAITRESS by visiting ticketmaster.ca, or by calling 1-855-985-5000. Group orders of 10 or more may be placed by calling 1-800-889-8457.  
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2019
Joshua Hinck and Scott Wasserman are giving a sneak peek into the recording process for their upcoming album of Sondhiem reimagined as Disco. The album, recorded over multiple days, has 12 tracks with over 40 Sondheim songs in mash-up, medley, and stand-alone arrangements all set in the disco world.
by TV Scoop - Nov 4, 2019
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a New Episode of BLESS THE HARTS, airing on FOX on Sunday, November 10, 2019!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2019
You oughtta know that Jagged Little Pill is officially in preview son Broadway!  The new musical is inspired by the themes and raw emotions laid bare in Alanis Morissette's seminal album of the same name. The Healys appear to be a picture-perfect suburban family - but looks can be deceiving. When the cracks beneath the surface begin to show, they must choose between maintaining the status quo or facing harsh truths about themselves, their community, and the world around them.
by Spencer Glass - Nov 14, 2019
In today's episode, watch as Spencer gives us a history lesson on Amour and performs 'Special Time of Day.' This episode features videography by Dan Tracy (Broadway's Waitress), Michael Liepper on piano, and Jessica Wang on the cello.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2019
FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, hosts From Scratch Productions as they present 'Home for the Holidays' - a cabaret style show with personal stories and songs about family, tradition, and memories surrounding the holiday season. From Scratch Productions is proud to bring together Broadway artists (Kayla Davion [Tina: The Tina Turner Musical] & Nikhil Saboo [Mean Girls]), Off-Broadway artist (Kuhoo Verma [Octet]), and emerging young performers with diverse backgrounds to share stories that will warm your heart this holiday season!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2019
Accepting the British honor last night at an intimate gathering of artists and special guests in New York, the legendary composer and lyricist remarked, “I've been an Anglophile for a long time, partly because the first good reviews I ever got were in London. This is a continuing love affair as far as I'm concerned.” 
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2019
Waitress has today announced Willemijn Verkaik in the leading role of Jenna for the upcoming international tour of the Netherlands which will visit the country's largest theatres from September 2020.  
by TV Scoop - Nov 13, 2019
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a New Episode of BLESS THE HARTS, airing on FOX on Sunday, November 17, 2019!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2019
Audiences will get to 'Keep On Lovin' Broadway's Best Party - the 10th Anniversary Production of Rock of Ages as it transitions into an open-ended engagement at New World Stages (340 W 50th St). Tickets are now on sale through September 13, 2020 at Telecharge.com.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2019
Last month at Joe's Pub, The Musical Theatre Factory presented a sold-out album release concert of Beau, Douglas Lyons and Ethan D. Pakchar's thrilling new musical. The evening was a celebration of the world premiere album, recently released on Sony Masterworks Broadway.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2019
New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) (Artistic Director James C. Nicola and Managing Director Jeremy Blocker) announced today a one-week final extension for the World Premiere of Sing Street, a new musical based on the motion picture written and directed by John Carney (Once, Begin Again). Sing Street features a book by Tony Award winner & NYTW Usual Suspect Enda Walsh (Once, Lazarus), music and lyrics by Gary Clark (frontman of Danny Wilson) & Carney, direction by Tony Award winner & NYTW Usual Suspect Rebecca Taichman (Indecent) and choreography by Obie Award winner Sonya Tayeh (Hundred Days).
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2019
Bright stars of Broadway perform a rockin' evening of musical theater by the women who make the music in this industry. Maestra is an organization founded by Georgia Stitt that exists to give support, visibility, and community to female composers, music directors, orchestrators, arrangers, copyists, music coordinators, and musicians who are an underrepresented minority in musical theater. It's time for them to be heard.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2019
The lineup is set for the last of three Broadway Sings concerts honoring singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles. On November 18 at The Green Room 42, Broadway Sings: Unplugged will feature original 'unplugged' arrangements of Bareilles' hits, orchestrated for an acoustic band. The night will offer two identical shows at 7pm and 9:30pm.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2019
Waitress has announced its next Cast Album Karaoke Night will take place on 19 November, hosted by cast members Sandra Marvin who plays Becky and Kelly Agbowu who plays Nurse Norma. Audience members who want the opportunity to sing live on the West End stage just need to sign up before that evening's show to be in with a chance to sing one minute of any song from the musical at the Adelphi, accompanied by the show's musical director Katharine Woolley.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2019
New York City's Broadway's Supper Club, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Presents Singer, songwriter, and actress &MJTBCFUI 8JUIFST best known for originating the role of Shug Avery in The Color Purple on
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2019
On October 7th, after delighting audiences at dozens of sold out shows across the country, the Broadway Princess Party made its triumphant return to Feinstein's/54 Below! Two-time Tony®-nominee Laura Osnes (Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella), Tony®-nominee Susan Egan (Disney's Beauty and the Beast and voice of 'Meg' in Hercules), and Grammy-nominee Courtney Reed (Disney's Aladdin) hosted the festivities alongside their Fairy Godfairy (musical director extraordinaire), Benjamin Rauhala (The Secret Life of Bees).
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2019
Steppenwolf Theatre Company announces the addition of ensemble member Randall Arney in the role of 'Dr. Sweet' to the cast of Bug by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning ensemble member Tracy Letts, directed by Tony Award winner David Cromer (January 23 a?" March 8, 2020). Completing the cast of this acclaimed cult classic are Chicago favorites Jennifer Engstrom (R.C.) and Steve Key (Jerry Goss) along with previously announced ensemble members Carrie Coon (Agnes White) and Namir Smallwood (Peter Evans).
by Jessa moore - Nov 12, 2019
Based on a film by the late Adriene Shelly. Waitress began its pre-Broadway run in 2015 at the ART ( American Repertory Theatre). Having it's Broadway opening when it opened at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on August 15, 2016. The score includes numbers such as Opening Up, When He Sees Me and She Used to Be Mine; it appeals to those who like classic show tunes, and those who prefer pop. With music from seven time Grammy® nominee, Sara Barellies, a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson, and choreography originally by Lorin Latarrom, but recreated for this tour by Abbey O'Brien.
by Kelsey Lawler - Nov 12, 2019
It's a hoot! The answer to your prayers! Five nuns on stage, four in the freezer!
by BWW Special - Nov 11, 2019
Welcome to this week's edition of BroadwayWorld's exclusive WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS! Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, for the week ending 11/10/2019.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2019
The Waukesha Civic Theatre Presents ELF THE MUSICAL, running December 6-22, 2019. As a young orphan, Buddy finds himself mistakenly taken to the North Pole. Raised as an elf, Buddy has no idea who he truly is until his human size and lack of elf-abilities force him to face the truth. This realization sends Buddy on the holiday adventure of a lifetime, traveling to New York City to find his family, himself, and the true meaning of Christmas.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2019
Check out the current standings in the 2019 BroadwayWorld UK Awards and cast your vote!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2019
Commencing on the fullish moon of December 11th in the glow of a candlelit room, The Secret Society of The Sisterhood invites some of the most prolific, iconic and diverse women of our generation to come together in front of an intimate audience, and share personal stories surrounding the topic of the evening.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2019
Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 11/10/2019.
by Stage Tube - Nov 1, 2019
Broadway and Disney royalty Susan Egan gave audiences a special treat during the Broadway Princess Party's recent return to Feinstein's/54 Below as she performed the original song 'Where Have All the Mothers Gone' with lyrics by Egan and music by Brian Haner. Check out this video to see her performance with music direction and arrangement by Benjamin Rauhala!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2019
The Avenel Performing Arts Center (APAC), a new multi-disciplinary performing arts center located in Woodbridge, New Jersey has announced performances scheduled for early 2020. Additional events will be announced at a later time.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2019
FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents 54 Sings KE$HA on November 10th at 9:30pm. a?oeYour Love Is Our Druga?? at 54 Sings Ke$ha! Come get a?oeSleazya?? for a one night only party that is sure to a?oeBlowa?? off the roof at Feinstein's/54 Below. We are a?oePrayinga?? you come a?oeParty At A Rich Dude's Housea?? with us as we pay tribute to the artist who defined our college years and shaped us into the a?oeAnimalsa?? we all are today and honor the one and only a?oeCrazy Beautiful Lifea?? that is Ke$ha!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2019
Theatre production company Parity Productions has released its monthly list of Qualifying Productions for November a?"their popular directory of New York City shows in which the individual creative teams have 50% of the positions filled with women and/or trans and gender nonconforming (TGNC) artists (directors, designers, and playwrights). 
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2019
The Tony-nominated hilarious, hit musical WAITRESS, opening November 7, 2019 has cast two young area actresses to take on the role of 'Lulu' during the Boise engagement.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2019
Tickets for the Broadway premiere of Mrs. Doubtfire, the new musical, are now on sale at Telecharge.com. Produced by multi-Tony Award winner Kevin McCollum (Avenue Q, Rent, In The Heights, Something Rotten!), Mrs. Doubtfire is based on Twentieth Century Fox Motion Picture. Mrs. Doubtfire will begin previews on Monday, March 9, 2020 and open on Sunday, April 5 at Broadway's Stephen Sondheim Theatre (124 W 43rd St).