Jenna tells Dawn and Becky her plan to enter the pie contest and use the winnings to leave Earl for a new life with the baby. The current West End cast is led by Lucie Jones as Jenna. For tour booking information, please contact The Booking Group at (212) 869-9280 or visit At the same time, she begins to fall for her gynaecologist Dr. Jim Pomatter, and embarks on an affair wi… “WAITRESS is a little slice of heaven!” says Entertainment… The performance begins promptly at the time noted on your ticket. The band are also on stage for the majority of the show, rather than in the theatre pit. *Notable that June Squibb is the only woman to have portrayed Joe/Josie in a professional production of the show. Bareilles recorded her fifth studio album, What's Inside: Songs from Waitress, featuring songs from the musical. The musical opened on February 8, 2019 and is currently booking through until December 7, 2019. "[73], For the Broadway production, many critics found Bareilles' score and Mueller's performance to be the highlights of the show. Jenna’s friends Becky and Dawn have their own troubles, and support each other through the messy human existence. We look forward to welcoming you to the diner in Bradford in May. The new dates are April 27 – 28, 2021. The musical follows Jenna as she's given the chance of a fresh start but must find the courage to seize it. Meet Jenna, a waitress and expert pie-maker who dreams of some happiness in her life. Sara Bareilles also released some of her own recordings, prior to the American Repertory Theater premiere, as “What’s Inside: Songs From Waitress” and an EP of demo versions of songs not featured in the Broadway show, entitled “What’s Not Inside: The Lost Songs From Waitress.”. Earl drags Jenna home and uncovers the money she has been hiding. For groups of 12 or more, call 1-800-BROADWAY x2, or visit As Waitress the Musical contains themes of domestic violence, the show worked with SAVI – the Mount Sinai Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention program – with their representatives visiting the cast during rehearsals. Jenna is in an abusive relationship with her husband Earl. [45], The first international production, produced by Atlantis Theatrical, debuted in November 2018 at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium in Manila, Philippines, featuring Joanna Ampil as Jenna. What’s Not Inside: The Lost Songs From Waitress, Sara Bareilles Performs “She Used To Be Mine” for Women In Theatre Fundraiser, Waitress UK and Ireland Rescheduled Tour Dates Announced, Dr. Pomatter’s office – with examination table containing pull-out stirrups, Jenna and Earl’s house – front room, with sofa, storage cupboards. The final curtain will come down after 1,544 performances and 33 previews at the Brooks Atkinson Theater in New York, making it that theater’s longest-running musical. [13], Waitress began previews at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on August 2, 2015, before the official opening on August 19, 2015, for a limited run to September 27, 2015. First replica production outside of the US. Adapted from a 2007 film by Adrienne Shelly and with a book by Jessie Nelson, the show focuses on Jenna, a waitress mired in an unhappy marriage and who sees the prize money from a local baking contest as a potential means to escape her circumstances. He reacts poorly, and she vows to run him over if she ever sees him again. Please call Ticketmaster at 877-250-2929 for all ticketing questions. From the current cast of Waitress in London to the latest and best ticket offers, here's everything about the show. She sings Bareilles' songs beautifully... director Diane Paulus fills the production with clever touches – a scalloped pie-crust proscenium, a fluid and easygoing flow and a natural truthfulness in the performances. Tickets for Waitress in the West End are currently booking through to December 2019. He makes her promise not to love the baby more than him ("You Will Still Be Mine"). Casting and dates are to be announced. The performance begins promptly at the time noted on your ticket. On 14 June 2018, the Gordon Frost Organisation announced that a production of Waitress will open in early 2020 at the Lyric Theatre in Sydney. RESCHEDULED DATES FOR THE UK & IRELAND TOUR OF WAITRESS. It will be third non-replica production worldwide and Polish is the second language into which this play will be translated. The nearest tube stations are Charing Cross/Embankment. [50] The production is then planned to tour across the country. The beloved musical’s transfer, based on the 2007 film of the same name, has a score by six-time Grammy Award-nominated singer-songwriter Sara … Word of Jenna's pregnancy reaches Joe, the diner's curmudgeonly owner, who suggests she enter a local pie-baking contest with a large reward which would allow her to leave her husband. The performance schedule is Monday to Saturday at 7:30pm with Wednesday & Saturday matinees at 2:30pm. [10][11] A workshop was held the same month in New York City, with Jessie Mueller, Keala Settle, Barrett Wilbert Weed, Christopher Fitzgerald, Bryce Pinkham and Andy Karl, among others, taking part. An Original Broadway Cast Recording was released on 1 July 2016, featuring the full running order of songs from the show. Privacy and Cookies policy. At the same time, she begins to fall for her gynaecologist Dr. Jim Pomatter, and embarks on an affair with him, which, alongside her pregnancy and the prospect of being a mother, helps her discover who she used to be. [42] Though set to have an eight week engagement, they left London after their performance on 14 March due to travel restrictions imposed during the COVID-19 pandemic. [23] Lorin Latarro replaced Brock as choreographer[24] and Christopher Akerlind replaced Posner as lighting designer. Waitress is ready to hang up the apron and close shop.The Broadway musical, which opened at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, will end its run at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre January 5, 2020. [27], To help immerse audiences, real pies are warming as they enter the theater, creating the aroma of a pie shop; slices of pie are for sale. Jenna begins to give Earl only half her earnings, hiding the other half around the house in order to save up for entering the pie contest. Get Tickets! Second non-replica production, first Non-English language production. She begins another day at the diner with her boss Cal and waitresses Becky and Dawn ("Opening Up"). WHAT DO I WEAR TO A BROADWAY SHOW? The production opened in London's West End on February 8, 2019 (previews) at the Adelphi Theatre and featured Katharine McPhee as Jenna, who had previously played the role on Broadway, and Jack McBrayer as Ogie. The North American touring production and the West End production in London will remain up; “Waitress” is also open at the Ed Mirvish Theater in Toronto. Aisha Jackson, Stephanie Torns, Molly Hager, Charity Angél Dawson, Gehling, Mueller, Settle, Anderson, Glenn, Fitzgerald, Ensemble, Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical, Outstanding New Score (Broadway or off-Broadway), "Opening Up" – Jenna, Becky, Dawn, Cal and Company, "Club Knocked Up" – Nurse Norma and Pregnant Patients, "It Only Takes a Taste" – Dr. Pomatter and Jenna, "You Will Still Be Mine" – Earl and Jenna, "A Soft Place to Land" – Jenna, Becky and Dawn, "Never Ever Getting Rid of Me" – Ogie, Dawn and Company, "Bad Idea" – Jenna, Dr. Pomatter and Company, "Bad Idea" (Reprise) – Jenna, Dr. Pomatter, Becky, Cal, Dawn, Ogie and Company, "You Matter to Me" – Dr. Pomatter and Jenna, "I Love You Like a Table" – Ogie, Dawn, Preist and Company, "Take It From an Old Man/Ma'am" – Joe/Josie and Company ‡, "Contraction Ballet" – Jenna and Company †, "Everything Changes" – Jenna, Becky, Dawn and Company, This page was last edited on 10 October 2020, at 16:54. RESCHEDULED DATES FOR THE UK & IRELAND TOUR OF WAITRESS. “Waitress,” the long-running Broadway show about a despondent waitress in a small-town diner who finds solace in making pies, will close on Jan. 5, 2020, producers announced on Tuesday. Looking for a way out, she sees a pie contest and its grand prize as her chance. Guarantee the best Orchestra seats by booking Premium Tickets. Joining Jones are Marisha Wallace as Becky, Ashley Roberts as Dawn, David Hunter as Dr. Pomatter, Peter Hannah as Earl, Shaun Prendergast as Joe, Stephen Leask as Cal and Blake Harrison as Ogie. [25] Bareilles said she was proud to be part of an all-female team: "It's really fun to be an example of the way it can look. We look forward to welcoming you to the diner in Bradford in May. The film starred Keri Russell, and was written and directed by Adrienne Shelly. Waitress is a musical, based on the 2007 film of the same name (written and directed by, and starring, Adrienne Shelly), with music and lyrics by Sara Bareilles and a book by Jessie Nelson.