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

Waitress

Overview

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.

Shoshana Bean currently stars as Jenna, with credits including Wicked (Broadway), and Funny Girl (regional). She is joined by Charity Angél Dawson (Side Show, The Color Purple) as Becky, Caitlin Houlahan (Girl From the North Country) as Dawn, and Erich Bergen as Dr. Pomatter; Bergen made his Broadway debut in the role last year, and returned from June 4 2019.

Please note that from August 20 to September 15 2019, YouTube star and Miranda Sings creator Colleen Ballinger will play the role of Dawn, and Todrick Hall (Chicago, Kinky Boots) will step in as Ogie.

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: 10+

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Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours 45 minutes with an intermission
Opened: 25 Mar 2016
Booking from: 25 Mar 2016
Booking until: 05 Jan 2020

Location and map

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

46 Reviews Add review

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

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

I saw Waitress when Sara Bareilles was in the starring role. It is a fantastic musical. You can't help but leave with a smile on your... More

CK5689 5'6", 9 reviews, 0 helpful votes

This show will have you laughing and crying within seconds of each other! Such a beautiful and heart warming show. Not to mention,... More

courtneyneary 24 reviews, 0 helpful votes

The acting was amazing and the music brought me to tears. I watched when Katharine McPhee played as Jenna and it was the best. I hope... More

yasminm 1 review, 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 15 reviews, 0 helpful votes

graemecharlton 5”11, 36 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Spectacular show, so much heart and humour

bethanycarman 5’7, 51 reviews, 22 helpful votes

marcm1 6 reviews, 0 helpful votes