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In 2007, a little film called Waitress charmed the Sundance Film Festival thanks to a relatable story and an excellent performance from Keri Russell. Some years later, the film caught the eye of Jessie Nelson, who, despite writing most of her work for the screen, adapted the movie for the stage by writing the book for a musical. The work was a collaboration with pop star Sara Bareilles (“Love Song,” “Brave”), who wrote the music and lyrics for the musical. The show follows the story of protagonist Jenna, who lives in an unhappy marriage and works, naturally, as a waitress. When she discovers she’s pregnant, she begins an unlikely affair with her gynecologist. Drama ensues, of course, as do a series of rousing musical numbers like “When He Sees Me” and “She Used to Be Mine.”

Waitress first played at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts beginning in August 2015 before making its Broadway debut at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre in April 2016. Audiences were fell in love with the character of Jenna, rooting for her to live her best possible life. “Waitress has an excellent ratio of sweet to tart; supporting characters who provide crustiness and flakiness; and cooked-to-perfection staging by Diane Paulus,” wrote David Cote for TimeOut New York. Jesse Green at New York Magazine praised Bareilles’ work, writing, “Bareilles...manages better than almost any recent crossover songwriter to find clever, charming hooks that tie her character- and scene-defining numbers to story particulars.” A national tour of Waitress begins in Cleveland in October 2017.

Frequently Asked Questions About Waitress on Broadway

What is Waitress about?

Waitress tells the story of Jenna Hunterson, a waitress in an abusive marriage and pregnant. She finds happiness through baking pies and a new romance.

How much are Waitress Broadway tickets?

Waitress ticket prices on the secondary market can vary widely depending on the location, day of the week, season, and other factors. Waitress tickets can be found for as low as $82.00, however the national average is $201.00.

Where is Waitress playing?

Waitress is currently playing in the following cities:

What is the recommended age for the Waitress on Broadway?

Most shows will have both a recommended age limit and minimum age requirements. Generally, children under the age of 4 are not permitted at Broadway shows. Waitress is intended for ages 12 and up.

How long is the Waitress?

Waitress is approximately 2 hours, 30 minutes, including one 15-minute intermission.

What should I wear to the Waitress on Broadway?

There is no specific dress code for Waitress. Some people like to dress up an others will go in jeans. It is recommended to avoid anything too casual such as tank tops and cut off shorts.

Who was in the original cast of Waitress?

The original cast of Waitress includes:

Jenna HuntersonJessie Mueller
Dr. Jim PomatterDrew Gehling
Earl HuntersonNick Cordero
BeckyKeala Settle
DawnKimiko Glenn
Joe/JosieDakin Matthews
Ogie AnhornChristopher Fitzgerald
CalEric Anderson
Nurse NormaCharity Angel Dawson
LuluClaire Keane and McKenna Keane

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