Waitress Revival 2021

Run Time:
Two hours and 30 minutes, with one intermission
Ages: 10+
Opened: September 2, 2021
Closing: December 20, 2021

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Ethel Barrymore Theatre (Broadway)
243 West 47th St. New York, NY

Featuring music and lyrics by Grammy® winner Sara Bareilles (Love Song, Brave), Waitress the musical is returning to Broadway September 2nd — starring Sara Bareilles herself through October 17! The story of Jenna, a waitress and expert pie-maker who dreams of a way out of her small town and rocky marriage, Waitress features a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson (I Am Sam) and direction by Tony Award® winner Diane Paulus (Jagged Little Pill, Pippin). But remember, the diner is only open through January 9, and Sara is only Jenna through October 17. So get tickets now!

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WAITRESS Won't Re-Open on Broadway; Show Played Final Performance on December 20
by Robert Diamond - December 23, 2021

BroadwayWorld has confirmed that Waitress, which announced yesterday that it would resume performances this Saturday, December 25th will now remain closed, having played its final performance on December 20, 2021.

WAITRESS Canceled Tomorrow Due to Breakthrough Covid-19 Infections
by A.A. Cristi - December 22, 2021

The December 23rd performance of Waitress on Broadway has been cancelled due to breakthrough infections in the company. The production is expected to resume performances on Christmas Day, December 25, 2021. 

WAITRESS Cancels December 21 & 22 Performances
by Chloe Rabinowitz - December 21, 2021

The December 21st and 22nd performances of Waitress on Broadway has been cancelled.

VIDEO: Joshua Henry, Ciara Renee, & Gerianne Pérez Sing 'Bad Idea' From WAITRESS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - December 13, 2021

Watch Joshua Henry, Ciara Renee, and Gerianne Pérez, currently starring in the current Broadway production of Waitress, sing 'Bad Idea', arranged and accompanied on guitar by Joshua Henry! 

VIDEO: Ciara Renee and Joshua Henry Perform 'You Matter to Me' From WAITRESS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - December 6, 2021

Ciara Renee and Joshua Henry are currently starring Waitress on Broadway; the limited engagement at the Barrymore Theatre ends on January 9. Check out a video of them performing “You Matter To Me” from the hit show!

WAITRESS Enters Final Weeks of Performances on Broadway
by Chloe Rabinowitz - November 23, 2021

The long-running hit Broadway musical Waitress is now in its final weeks of performances at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. Find out how to get tickets before the show ends its limited run.  The return engagement following the pandemic shutdown must end on January 9, 2022 due the prior booking of an incoming Broadway show.

VIDEO: Hangin' with WAITRESS' New Jenna, Ciara Renée!
by Nicole Rosky - November 27, 2021

Everyone knows that Thanksgiving is all about the pie and Broadway is happy to have a new pie maker in town! Earlier this week, Ciara Renée officially took over the role of Jenna in Waitress, replacing Jennifer Nettles.

VIDEO: Joshua Henry and Ciara Renée Rehearse 'Bad Idea' Harmonies Ahead of WAITRESS Bow
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - November 23, 2021

The duo, who will soon step into the roles of Jenna and Dr. Pomatter respectively, shared a video of them singing the beautiful duet 'Bad Idea,' which happens at the end of act one between their characters. Joshua Henry will join Ciara Renée, who begins her run as Jenna on Thursday, November 25.

VIDEO: Watch Jennifer Nettles and Erich Bergen Sing from WAITRESS at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
by Nicole Rosky - November 25, 2021

In her final performance as Jenna, Waitress leading lady Jennifer Nettles performed this morning on CBS' broadcast of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Back On Broadway: Nik Dodani Talks Making His Broadway Debut in WAITRESS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - November 21, 2021

BroadwayWorld's new interview series Back on Broadway is taking readers on the exciting journey of Broadway's return to the stage! Next up in the series is Nik Dodani, making his Broadway debut as Ogie in Waitress!

Get a First Look at Ciara Renée & Joshua Henry as Jenna & Dr. Pomatter in WAITRESS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - November 16, 2021

A new photo has been released of Ciara Renée and Joshua Henry in character for Waitress on Broadway! Ciara Renée will take over the role of Jenna in Waitress on Thursday, November 25, and Joshua Henry will take over the role of Dr. Pomatter on Monday, November 29.

Joshua Henry and Tyrone Davis, Jr. to Star in WAITRESS on Broadway
by Chloe Rabinowitz - November 8, 2021

It has been announced that two-time Tony Award nominee Joshua Henry will take over the role of Dr. Pomatter in Waitress on Broadway, and current cast member Tyrone Davis, Jr. will take over the role of Ogie on Monday, November 29.

Ciara Renée Will Take Over as Jenna in WAITRESS on Broadway
by Nicole Rosky - November 2, 2021

BroadwayWorld has just learned that Ciara Renée will join the cast of Waitress on Broadway as Jenna starting November 29, 2021. Renée replaces Jennifer Nettles, who will play her final performance on November 24.

VIDEO: Watch Jennifer Nettles Perform 'What Baking Can Do' as Jenna in WAITRESS!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - October 21, 2021

Last night marked a shift change at Joe's Diner! Waitress just welcomed four new Broadway cast members at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, including Grammy Award-winning singer and actress Jennifer Nettles as Jenna. Watch Jennifer perform 'What Baking Can Do' in her final dress rehearsal!

Photos: Jennifer Nettles, Erich Bergen, Nik Dodani and Ben Thompson Take First Bows in WAITRESS
by Bruce Glikas - October 20, 2021

Last night marked a shift change at Joe's Diner! Waitress just welcomed four new Broadway cast members at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, including Grammy Award-winning singer and actress Jennifer Nettles as Jenna, Nik Dodani as Ogie, and former Waitress cast members Erich Bergen and Ben Thomspon as Dr. Pomatter and Earl respectively.

Video: Sara Bareilles and Christopher Fitzgerald Take Their Final Bows in WAITRESS on Broadway!
by A.A. Cristi - October 18, 2021

This weekend Tony-nominated composer Sara Bareilles, original cast member Christopher Fitzgerald, and both young actors who portray Lulu, Hattie Cecelia Tutalo and Nora Lincoln Weiner, took their final bows at Waitress on Broadway!

Photo: First Look at Jennifer Nettles as Jenna in WAITRESS on Broadway!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - October 13, 2021

Grammy Award Winner Jennifer Nettles takes the stage in Broadway’s Waitress as Jenna next Tuesday October 19 – get a first look at Nettles in character!

WAITRESS Adds Sunday and Monday Evening Performances Beginning November 1
by Chloe Rabinowitz - October 12, 2021

Producers Barry and Fran Weissler today announced added Monday and Sunday evening performances starting November 1st for the hit Broadway musical Waitress, currently playing at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street, NYC) through January 9, 2022. The schedules for the weeks of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s can be found below.

Nik Dodani and Ben Thompson to Join the Cast of WAITRESS Alongside Jennifer Nettles
by Chloe Rabinowitz - October 7, 2021

The producers of Broadway’s Waitress announced today that on Tuesday October 19, Nik Dodani will take over the role of Ogie and Ben Thompson will step into Earl’s shoes. They join Jennifer Nettles, who will play Jenna through November 24.

Back On Broadway: Caitlin Houlahan on Returning to WAITRESS, Her Favorite Moment in the Show, and More!
by Stephi Wild - September 24, 2021

BroadwayWorld's new interview series Back on Broadway is taking readers on the exciting journey of Broadway's return to the stage! Next up in the series is Caitlin Houlahan, who is returning to the role of Dawn in Waitress!

Jennifer Nettles Will Join WAITRESS on Broadway as Jenna
by Nicole Rosky - September 23, 2021

The Ethel Barrymore Theatre will soon be opening up with a new leading lady. BroadwayWorld has learned that Jennifer Nettles will take over in the role of 'Jenna' in Waitress on Broadway starting October 19. Sara Bareilles will play her final performance on October 17.

VIDEO: WAITRESS Company Celebrates 'Nick Cordero Day' Mayoral Proclamation
by A.A. Cristi - September 17, 2021

This afternoon, the company of Waitress on Broadway gathered on the stage of Broadway’s Barrymore Theatre to commemorate a Mayoral Proclamation declaring Friday, September 17, “Nick Cordero Day” in New York City. 

Photos: Sara Bareilles Stops By As WAITRESS Kicks Off National Tour Rehearsals!
by A.A. Cristi - September 16, 2021

Rehearsals are in full swing for the national tour of WAITRESS, the hilarious hit Broadway musical from Grammy Award-winner Sara Bareilles.

Photos: WAITRESS' Anastacia McCleskey (Virtually) Receives the Legacy Robe
by Bruce Glikas - September 8, 2021

On September 2, Waitress celebrated its return to Broadway at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, and following in the great Broadway tradition, ensemble member Anastacia McCleskey was awarded the Legacy Robe.

WAITRESS Sets New House Record at Broadway's Ethel Barrymore Theatre
by Stephi Wild - September 4, 2021

The first musical to return to Broadway, Waitress opened to a sold-out audience on Thursday, September 2, receiving a standing ovation before the performance even began! The audience leapt to their feet eight more times throughout the evening.

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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