Waitress Tickets

See the musical serving up a slice of romance as a small-town waitress plots her escape from an abusive marriage and her dead-end job.

In 2007, a little film called Waitress charmed the Sundance Film Festival thanks to a relatable story and an excellent cast. Read more


Tony NomineeBest Musical NomineeBest Original Score NomineeBest Performance NomineeGrammy Nominee
2 hours and 30 minutes
On Broadway
Recommended for ages 13 and older. Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.

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The Critics Have Spoken

NBC New York
"It’s easy as pie to fall for 'Waitress.'"
USA Today
"'Waitress' rises and nourishes, thanks largely to the complementary contributions of a number of women artists."
The Chicago Tribune
"'Waitress' is an intimate Broadway musical of the highest order."

Waitress Details

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.

Photo credit for gallery at the top of this page: Joan Marcus 2018.