Tony Award winner Jessie Mueller stars in Waitress, the new musical based on the beloved indie movie. Mueller stars as Jenna, an unhappy waitress and expert pie maker who is stuck in a small town and loveless marriage. She is also faced with an unexpected pregnancy that may end her dreams of opening up her own pie shop. As fate would have it, she enters a baking contest in a nearby county and meets a handsome new doctor. Coupled with a quirky crew of fellow waitresses and loyal customers, Jenna makes use of a secret ingredient she’s been missing all along and that’s courage.
The musical's score is by Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles, and the book is by Jessie Nelson (based on the film by the late Adrienne Shelly). The production is directed by Tony winner, Diane Paulus.
Grammy Award-winning Sara Bareilles has crafted a score unlike any other piece of contemporary music currently playing on Broadway.
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Boasting an all-female production and creative team, singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles makes her Broadway debut with a score of toe-tapping tunes that matches the unforgettable story of Jenna played Tony Award winner Jessie Mueller, who is as relatable as she is entertaining.
Waitress premiered at Boston's American Repertory Theater, where Diane Paulus serves as artistic director. Many of her recent Broadway shows have gotten their start there, including Pippin and Finding Neverland.