Waitress

Brought to life by a groundbreaking all-female creative team, this irresistible new hit features original music and lyrics by 6-time Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles ("Brave," "Love Song"), a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson (I Am Sam) and direction by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus (Pippin, Finding Neverland). "It's an empowering musical of the highest order!" raves the Chicago Tribune.

Inspired by Adrienne Shelly's beloved film, WAITRESS tells the story of Jenna. A waitress and expert pie maker, Jenna dreams of a way out of her small town and loveless marriage. A baking contest in a nearby county and the town's new doctor may offer her a chance at a fresh start, while her fellow waitresses offer their own recipes for happiness. But Jenna must summon the strength and courage to rebuild her own life.

"WAITRESS is a little slice of heaven!" says Entertainment Weekly and "a monumental contribution to Broadway!" according to Marie Claire. Don't miss this uplifting musical celebrating friendship, motherhood, and the magic of a well-made pie.

Schedule

Ed Mirvish Theatre

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244 Victoria Street
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by Brian Stanczak-Tuscany - May 8, 2019
The National Tour of Waitress, running now through May 19th at the Fisher Theatre, is a spectacular production all-around. Waitress tells the story of Jenna - a waitress and expert pie maker in a small southern town. She dreams of a way out of this small town and away from her broken marriage and abusive husband. Through the thought of winning a local pie baking contest and forming a brand-new life, Jenna longs to make her dreams a reality. In order to do so, Jenna must summon the strength and courage to rebuild her own life. With original music and lyrics by Sara Bareilles, this show is sure to leave you singing in your seat.
by Katie Laban - May 8, 2019
Brought to life by a groundbreaking all-female creative team that features original music from six-time Grammy nominee, Sara Bareilles, Waitress is playing until May 19th at the Fisher Theatre. Jenna is an expert pie maker and as the title suggests, a waitress, who dreams of a way out of her small town and loveless marriage. A baking contest could be chance at a new start along with possibly the town's new doctor, but Jenna has to find to find the courage and strength to try. 'We have pie! There's pie in the lobby,' answered Ephie Aardema, who plays Jenna's friend and fellow waitress in the show, when asked about why Detroit audiences should see the show. 'It also has a lot of heart - more than most musicals.' See what else Ephie had to say about Waitress, tour life, and more below:
by Brian Hilbrand - May 1, 2019
Waitress, is in Grand Rapids playing at DeVos Hall through Sunday March, 5th.  It is brought to life by a groundbreaking, all female creative team, this Tony Award-nominated hit features original music and lyrics by 7-time Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles ("Love Song" and "Brave"), a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson (I Am Sam) and direction by Tony Award-winner Diane Paulus (Pippin, Finding Neverland_
by BWW News Desk - April 26, 2019
The diner recently Welcomed Jeremy Woodard to the role of 'Earl' in the National Touring Production of Waitress! Waitress is the hit Broadway musical from Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles inspired by Adrienne Shelly's 2007 motion picture.
by Dara Homer - April 19, 2019
The national tour of Waitress, which is running in Tulsa through this weekend at the PAC, is powered by a vibrant female energy, but it is also packed with moments of joy and humor for pie-lovers of all genders. Waitress combines a refreshingly contemporary but accessible score with classic musical theatre influences, both in terms of sound and storytelling. Just as a pie doesn't need to be perfect to be well-worth savoring to the last bite, Waitress is a beautifully imperfect treat, full of sweetness and a cast that you absolutely don't want to miss while they're in town.
by Dara Homer - March 15, 2019
Several weeks ago, I had the opportunity to chat with actor and on-stage doctor Steven Good about his experience on tour with Waitress. The heartfelt new musical with a score by Sara Bareilles is opening at the Tulsa PAC in a little over a month. In honor of Pi Day, I'm excited to share this exclusive interview with Mr. Good.
by Rona Kelly - March 13, 2019
Jessie Nelson penned the book of the musical, which is based on Adrienne Shelly's 2007 film. With the show now playing to audiences around the world, Jessie discusses honouring and adapting Shelly's story for the stage, and how audiences have responded.
by BWW News Desk - March 5, 2019
WAITRESS, the Tony nominated musical will be premiering at The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts on March 5 for a limited engagement and is looking for two young girls to perform the role of "Lulu" for the duration of the engagement.
by BWW News Desk - February 22, 2019
Celebrity Attractions is pleased to announce that WAITRESS will make its Tulsa debut at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center for a limited eight performance engagement April 16-21 and, in association with Theatre Tulsa, is looking for two young girls to perform the role of "Lulu" for the duration of the engagement.
by BWW News Desk - January 4, 2019
Jacksonville announces WAITRESS will play Times-Union Center for a limited one-week engagement as part of the 2018-19 Broadway in Jacksonville season, March 12-17, 2019!
by BWW News Desk - December 11, 2018
The producers of the Broadway hit Waitress have announced that original cast member Stephanie Torns will put on the apron in the role of Jenna from December 11-January 6, 2019. Sara Bareilles will take over the role, joined by Gavin Creel, on January 7.
by BWW News Desk - December 11, 2018
Joe's Pie Diner will be Opening Up with Richard Kline in the role of 'Joe' on December 14th when the tour is in Spokane, WA at First Interstate Center for the Arts. Waitress is the hit Broadway musical from Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles inspired by Adrienne Shelly's 2007 motion picture.
by BWW News Desk - November 30, 2018
WAITRESS, the Tony nominated musical will be premiering at The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts on March 5 for a limited engagement and is looking for two young girls to perform the role of "Lulu" for the duration of the engagement.
by BWW News Desk - October 4, 2018
The diner will be 'Opening Up' with Steven Good in the role of 'Dr. Pomatter' on October 26th when the tour is in San Francisco, CA at The Golden Gate Theatre. Waitress is the hit Broadway musical from Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles inspired by Adrienne Shelly's 2007 motion picture.
by BWW News Desk - September 27, 2018
The Tony-nominated musical WAITRESS, which opens at The Smith Center on Oct. 9th and runs through Oct. 14th, has cast two young area actresses to take on the role of "Lulu" during the Las Vegas engagement.
by BWW News Desk - September 13, 2018
The Las Vegas engagement of Waitress will be 'Opening Up' with Jessie Shelton and Matt DeAngelis in the roles of Dawn and Earl when the tour opens in Las Vegas on Tuesday, October 9th at The Smith Center. Waitress is the hit Broadway musical from Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles inspired by Adrienne Shelly's 2007 motion picture.
by BWW News Desk - September 11, 2018
KeyBank Broadway at the Paramount is thrilled to announce WAITRESS will play The Paramount Theatre for a limited one-week engagement from September 11 - 16.
by Stage Tube - September 10, 2018
Sara Bareilles participated in a conversation surrounding the tour of Waitress in San Francisco and surprised audiences with a performance of her 'favorite song' 'She Used to Be Mine'. Watch below!
by BWW News Desk - September 6, 2018
Christine Dwyer will put on the apron and bake across the country as she steps into the role of Jenna in the national tour of Waitress - the Broadway musical from Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles inspired by Adrienne Shelly's 2007 motion picture.