Why See Waitress?
If Only life were as easy as pie
Broadway's sweetest treat arrives, bringing its delicious confection of peppy songs, romance, and dramedy to the Adelphi Theatre this spring. Adapted from the beloved 2007 indie film by Adrienne Shelly and with an all-female creative team led by a bubbly pop score from singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles, it's a life-affirming feel-good hit - the perfect thing to chase the winter cobwebs away. If you loved Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, you're certain to love Waitress!
Opening across the pond in 2016, the show has proved a huge hit with audiences and was nominated for four Tony Awards in 2016 before heading out on a huge national tour.
What is the story of Waitress?
Suffocated by both the small Southern town where she lives, and her controlling husband Earl, Jenna longs for escape. Her only solace comes from working in the local diner, where she can practice her passion for baking. Jenna's crumbly pastries and crinkly crusts are renowned the town over, and by a stroke of luck, they might just offer her an escape route! A pie-baking contest is announced in a nearby town, with a potentially life-changing cash prize for first place. Jenna realises this may be a once in a lifetime opportunity and is determined to grab it with both hands!
Previews from: 8 February 2019
Opening night: 7 March 2019
Cast and Creative
Lucie Jones as Jenna
Marisha Wallace as Becky
Laura Baldwin as Dawn (until June 15th, will return at the end of the Summer)
Ashley Roberts as Dawn (from June 17th)
Peter Hannah as Earl
David Hunter as Dr Pomatter
Blake Harrison as Ogie
Shaun Prendergast as Old Joe
Adapted by Jessie Nelson
Directed by Diane Paulus
Score by Sara Bareilles
Choreography by Lorin Latarro
2016 Tony awards Nominations
Best Musical Best Original Score - Sara Bareilles Best Actress in a Musical - Jessie Mueller Best Supporting Actor in a Musical - Christopher Fitzgerald
2016 Drama Desk Award Nominations
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical - Christopher Fitzgerald
What we thought
HEARTFELT moving Joyful
The smell of baked treats wafts through the foyer of the Adelphi Theatre as Waitress becomes the best smelling show in the West End!
London is being blessed with an influx of great Broadway musicals this year. Making history in New York with an all-female creative team (with the score written by Grammy winner Sara Bareilles), Waitress has now arrived in London!Read full review
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