Waitress tells the story of Jenna, a waitress and pie maker working at a small town diner trying to find a way out of an unhappy marriage and a chance at a fresh start and new life.
Jenna’s life soon becomes further complicated by an unexpected pregnancy and an affair with her new doctor; but a pie baking contest in a nearby town may give Jenna her chance for a start at a new life.
The broadway musical is based upon Adrienne Shelly’s 2007 film “Waitress,” book by Jessie Nelson with music & lyrics by singer/songwriter and six-time Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles.
The show is an inspiring, captivating, relatable and touching story that will take you on a full, emotional journey topped with just the right touch of humor and reminds us that we shouldn’t settle to just be happy enough but to find our own true happiness.
Sara Bareilles, making her Broadway debut, currently stars as Jenna taking over the lead role from Jessie Mueller, who starred in the role since the show’s debut. Bareilles takes the stage for a limited ten week engagement (thru June 11th).
Bareilles and the entire ensemble cast put on a stellar performance (with some truly incredible vocal performances). The band is fabulous and the crew does a fantastic job keeping pace with all the moving parts of the show.
Waitress is currently playing at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre in NYC. For more information on the show, check out the official site at the link below: