Waitress 2019

Run Time:
Two hours and 30 minutes, with one intermission
Ages: 10+
Opened: March 7, 2019
Closing: July 04, 2020

Waitress - 2019 - West End History , Info & More

Adelphi Theatre
Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R 0NS, United Kingdom London WC2R ONS

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 who 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.

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Sara Bareilles and Gavin Creel Leave London's WAITRESS Early Because of Coronavirus Travel Restrictions
by Marianka Swain - March 13, 2020

Sara Bareilles has just announced, via a statement on the Waitress London Twitter account, that she and Gavin Creel will be ending their performances in the show on 14 March, instead of playing until 21 March as arranged. The decision is related to international travel restrictions in relation to the coronavirus outbreak.

Lucie Jones and David Hunter Will Return to WAITRESS in London
by Stephi Wild - March 10, 2020

Lucie Jones and David Hunter will return to the roles of Jenna and Dr Pomatter in the 2020 Olivier Award nominated musical Waitress from Monday 23 March. Waitress is nominated for Best New Musical and Best New Original Score for music and lyrics by Sara Bareilles who is currently performing with Gavin Creel at the Adelphi Theatre until 21 March. NaTasha Yvette Williams joins the Waitress company in the role of Becky.

BWW TV: See WAITRESS Cast Members Surprise PizzaExpress Customers With a Performance
by Chloe Rabinowitz - February 24, 2020

The cast of West End musical, Waitress surprised PizzaExpress customers with a performance! Check out the video below!

Photo Flash: WAITRESS Cast Members Treat PizzaExpress Customers to Surprise Performance
by Chloe Rabinowitz - February 24, 2020

Diners in a PizzaExpress pizzeria were amazed when the team serving them turned out to be the cast of the hit West End musical, Waitress.

Exclusive: Gavin Creel Teases New Show With Sara Bareilles!
by Marianka Swain - February 20, 2020

Gavin Creel is the first star to appear on a new weekly podcast, launched today by concert producers Club 11 London and William J Connolly. On the show, Creel teases an exciting new project with Grammy winner Sara Bareilles, currently his co-star in the West End production of Waitress.

Sara Bareilles and Gavin Creel Will Extend Performances In WAITRESS
by Stephi Wild - February 18, 2020

Waitress audiences have an additional chance to see 2020 Grammy Award winner Sara Bareilles and Olivier and Tony Award-winning actor Gavin Creel as new performance dates have been added following a rapturous critical and public reception at the Adelphi Theatre. Sara Bareilles, who wrote the music and lyrics for Waitress, is making her West End debut in the lead role of Jenna with Gavin Creel as Dr Pomatter having previously performed together on the Broadway run. They will be extending for a further two weeks, now appearing through to 21 March 2020.

VIDEO: Sara Bareilles Reveals The Ingredients For WAITRESS Hit 'She Used To Be Mine'
by Marianka Swain - February 16, 2020

Sara Bareilles is currently making her West End debut in WAITRESS, playing Jenna alongside Gavin Creel as Dr. Pomatter. On the show's Twitter account, Bareilles revealed some of the 'ingredients' that make up hit song 'She Used To Be Mine' in a new series called #WaitressUnbaked - watch the video below!

WAITRESS Announces Dates For First Ever UK and Ireland Tour
by Stephi Wild - February 14, 2020

The first ever UK and Ireland tour of the smash hit Broadway and West End musical Waitress opens at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre on 14th November 2020. Further venue and on-sale details can be found below. Full casting to be announced soon.

VIDEO: Watch WAITRESS Star David Hunter Perform A Song Written By His Son!
by West End Video - February 5, 2020

On Friday 31st January, David Hunter, most recently seen playing Dr Pomatter in Waitress, played an intimate acoustic solo concert at The Other Palace Studio, London. As well as a successful career in theatre, David is also an accomplished singer-songwriter and recently released 'The Farm Song' in late 2019, which has already racked up 50,000 streams on Spotify, with more planned new releases in 2020.

VIDEO: Watch WAITRESS Star David Hunter Sing 'She Used To Be Mine'
by West End Video - February 2, 2020

On Friday 31st January, David Hunter, most recently seen playing Dr Pomatter in Waitress, played an intimate acoustic solo concert at The Other Palace Studio, London. As well as a successful career in theatre, David is also an accomplished singer-songwriter and recently released 'The Farm Song' in late 2019, which has already racked up 50,000 streams on Spotify, with more planned new releases in 2020.

VIDEO: Watch WAITRESS's David Hunter Premiere His New Song 'Hand On My Heart'
by West End Video - February 3, 2020

On Friday 31st January, David Hunter, most recently seen playing Dr Pomatter in Waitress, played an intimate solo concert at The Other Palace Studio, London. On the subject about his newest song, Hand On My Heart, David told us this: 'It's a new one, it's raw and painful and I love it! I get this feeling like I'm screaming out into the universe - it's incredibly cathartic. Feels like a kind of musical primal scream therapy!'

Sara Bareilles and Gavin Creel to Host Next WAITRESS Cast Album Karaoke
by Chloe Rabinowitz - January 30, 2020

The hosts of the next Waitress London Cast Album Karaoke Night taking place on 24 February will be the show's composer and 2020 Grammy® Award winner Sara Bareilles (Love Song, Brave) and Olivier and Tony Award winner Gavin Creel (The Book of Mormon, Hello Dolly!) who are now starring in the roles of Jenna and Dr Pomatter for six weeks only until 7 March.

VIDEO: Watch Sara Bareilles Perform 'She Used To Be Mine' On THE GRAHAM NORTON SHOW!
by Marianka Swain - January 26, 2020

Sara Bareilles is making her West End debut in London's production of Waitress, leading the show as Jenna for the next six weeks! She gave fans a sneak peek of her performance with an incredible rendition of 'She Used To Be Mine' on The Graham Norton Show. Watch the video below!

BWW TV: Watch Sara Bareilles and Gavin Creel Chat About Their Upcoming WAITRESS West End Shows!
by BroadwayWorld UK TV - January 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!

BWW TV: Watch Sara Bareilles and Gavin Creel Perform Ahead of The West End WAITRESS!
by BroadwayWorld UK TV - January 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!

Desi Oakley Steps In For Act 2 as Jenna In WAITRESS London Following Lucie Jones' Return
by Alan Henry - January 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

Waitress FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What's Inside
Opening Up
The Negative
What Baking Can Do
Club Knocked Up
Pomatter Pie
When He Sees Me
It Only Takes a Taste
You Will Still Be Mine
A Soft Place to Land
Never Ever Getting Rid of Me
Bad Idea
I Didn't Plan It
Bad Idea - Reprise
You Matter to Me
I Love You Like a Table
Take It From an Old Man
Dear Baby
She Used to Be Mine
Contraction Ballet
Everything Changes
Opening Up - Finale
Waitress has had 6 productions including Boston which opened in 2015, Broadway which opened in 2016, US Tour which opened in 2017, West End which opened in 2019, Broadway which opened in 2021 and US Tour which opened in 2021.

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