About the show
Based on Adrienne Shelley’s 2007 film, Waitress the musical tells the story of Jenna, a pie maker who feels trapped by her small-town life and unhappy marriage. When an unexpected pregnancy shocks her into action, a baking contest in a nearby county and an encounter with someone new seem like the perfect ingredients for a fresh start.
With a host of catchy, fun and heartwarming songs including “It Only Takes a Taste”, “She Used to Be Mine” and “When He Sees Me”, Waitress at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre is the perfect tale of empowerment and baking, beloved by audiences and critics across the US.
American Idol winner Jordin Sparks currently stars as Jenna, having made her Broadway debut in In the Heights. She is joined by Charity Angél Dawson (Side Show, The Color Purple) as Becky, YouTube star and Miranda Sings creator Colleen Ballinger as Dawn, Todrick Hall (Chicago; Kinky Boots) as Ogie and Erich Bergen as Dr. Pomatter.
Please note, from September 16 through October 27 2019, Jordin Sparks will take on the role of Jenna. The American Idol winner is best known for hit songs including "No Air".
Waitress’ creative team is chock-full of women, including a book by Jessie Nelson (I Am Sam, The Story of Us), music and lyrics by “Love Song” hitmaker Sara Bareilles, and choreography from Lorin Latarro (Waiting for Godot, American Idiot). The musical is directed by Diane Paulus; her credits include Pippin, for which she won a Tony Award for Best Director of a Musical.
Nominated for multiple Tony and Drama Desk Award nominations, Waitress is a powerful and funny story about friendship, love and finding your own strength. It is currently running at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre.
Recommended forAnyone looking for a sweet story about female empowerment and friendship will want to secure a ticket for Waitress. With a delicious mix of upbeat but emotional songs from Sara Bareilles and a ton of heart, Waitress has earned its place as a must-see for theatergoers.
Age Recommendations: Recommended 10+