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 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: 10+