Waitress at Brooks Atkinson Theatre tickets
Waitress at Brooks Atkinson Theatre tickets

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About the show

Six-time Grammy Award-nominee Sara Bareilles’ smash-hit musical Waitress first opened on Broadway in 2016, enchanting fans with its endearing message of love and self-worth. Audiences can catch this sweet slice of musical theater at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre.

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.

Katharine McPhee currently stars as Jenna, having previously played the role in the West End in 2019. She is joined by Natasha Yvette Williams as Becky, Caitlin Houlahan as Dawn, Christopher Fitzgerald as Ogie and Drew Gehling as Dr. Pomatter.

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 for

Anyone 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+

Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours 30 minutes (including intermission)
Opened: 25 Mar 2016
Press night: 24 Apr 2016
Booking from: 15 Dec 2019
Booking until: 05 Jan 2020

Location and map

Brooks Atkinson Theatre
256 West 47th Street
New York, NY 10036

115 Reviews Add review

A True Show Baked From The Heart.Tackles Some Hard Truth About People & Their Decisions But Fills Your Heart Up After Some Tears &... More

PieByTheDozen 7 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Such a great show with such a great message about finding yourself. Sara Bareilles is such a great lyricist, the score was just beautiful... More

monikamejia 5’7, 42 reviews, 0 helpful votes

A funny, deep and ultimately heartwarming story filled with incredible music, endearing characters and pie names that will make your... More

joshw 6''2, 13 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Everyone please go see Waitress. This show is so fun and just has the best message about finding yourself and learning to love yourself... More

monikamejia 5’7, 42 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Probably the best Broadway show I have seen. Incredibly written, full of fantastic emotion and humor, plus I got to see it with Shoshana... More

elisel 14 reviews, 0 helpful votes

sarahemily8 145 reviews, 10 helpful votes

Thank you for taking me to the moon, moon pie. Heartbroken that this little slice of heaven has left Broadway. Please see if it comes... More

briannasimpkins 4’11, 73 reviews, 1 helpful vote

ryandawe 5"8, 353 reviews, 2 helpful votes

whatbakingcando 5"6, 154 reviews, 2 helpful votes