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Hit Broadway musical Waitress will transfer to London's Adelphi Theatre in spring 2019, with Waitress tickets now on sale. Featuring an original score by acclaimed singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles the musical is based on the motion picture of the same name written by Adrienne Shelley. After opening on Broadway at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on 24 April 2016, the uplifting musical has impressed audiences in America and is set for its London premiere in 2019.
Waitress the Musical will run in London at the Adelphi from 8th February 2019, with an official opening night on 6th March 2019.
Waitress tells the story of Jenna Hunterson, a waitress who is in an unhappy marriage to her husband Earl. When she unexpectedly discovers she is pregnant, she starts an affair with her gynaecologist and begins to look for ways out of her abusive relationship, embracing her unique pie-making skills as a chance for a new life.
Waitress tickets for the London production of the musical are on sale now.
The musical premiered at the American Repertory Theater (ART) in Cambridge, Massachusetts in summer 2015. Featuring direction by Diane Paulus and choreography by Chase Brock, the production starred Tony Award winner Jessie Mueller who led the cast at the Broadway opening. The production opened on Broadway in March 2016 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, where it is currently running.
Based on the 2007 indie film Waitress which was written and directed by Adrienne Shelly, the stage rights for the show were purchased shortly after its release. Five-time Grammy Award nominee Sara Bareilles released a studio album called What's Inside: Songs from Waitress, featuring music from the show which debuted at number 10 on the US Billboard 200. The musical features an original score of songs by Bareilles, written in her light country-rock style performed each evening by a live on-stage band.
Waitress was nominated for four Tony Awards including Best Original Score, Best Musical and Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical for Jessie Mueller. The production began its first US National tour in October 2018.
Tickets for Waitress in London are on sale now.
Waitress London Cast
Katharine McPhee will play Jenna Hunterson in Waitress, making her West End debut after playing Jenna on Broadway, as well as starring in NBC's Smash. McPhee is joined by a cast including Marisha Wallace as Becky, Laura Baldwin as Dawn, with Peter Hannah as Earl and David Hunter as Dr. Pomatter.
Jenna is a waitress and expert pie maker stuck in a small town and a loveless marriage. Faced with an unexpected pregnancy, Jenna fears she may have to abandon the dream of opening her own pie shop forever… until a baking contest in a nearby county and the town's handsome new doctor offer her a tempting recipe for happiness. Supported by her quirky crew of fellow waitresses and loyal customers, Jenna summons the secret ingredient she’s been missing all along - courage.
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It’s been highlighted in much of the promotional material around Waitress that Sara Bareilles’ musical is staged by an all-female creative team – a first for West End theatre. With a book by Jessie Nelson, Diane Paulus directs the production which features choreography by Lorin Latarro, and musical arrangements by Nadia Digiallonardo. It is, of course, also based on the film by the late Adrienne Shelley. It also tells a woman’s story; Katharine McPhee plays a pie-loving waitress called Jenna who is trapped in an abusive relationship, and is looking for an escape.
Ahead of its first preview, it has been announced that Waitress will extend its booking period at the Adelphi Theatre, with performances now available until 19th October. Waitress tells the story of Jenna Hunterson, a small-town waitress who bakes pies in her spare time. When she learns of a nearby pie-making competition, Jenna enters in the hopes of winning a large cash prize to support her and her soon-to-be-born child. Katharine McPhee and Jack McBrayer will make their West End debuts in Waitress, playing Jenna and Ogie respectively.
Full casting for the upcoming West End premiere of the Broadway musical Waitress, which opens at the Adelphi Theatre next month, has announced. The cast is led by Katharine McPhee, best known for her role in the US musical comedy series Smash. She plays Jenna Hunterson, a waitress with a passion for pie-making and a troubled personal life. McPhee is joined by Marisha Wallace who recently completed her run in the musical Dreamgirls, David Hunter who recently starred in Kinky Boots also at the Adelphi, and 30 Rock star Jack McBrayer making his West End debut, and Eugenius’ Laura Baldwin.
Jack McBrayer has been announced in the West End cast of Waitress at the Adelphi Theatre, where he will make his West End debut in the role of Ogie. McBrayer is best known for starring in 30 Rock from 2006 to 2013 alongside Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin, receiving an Emmy Award nomination for outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series. He also provides the voice of Fix-It Felix for Wreck-it Ralph, as well as lending his voice to animated characters in Despicable Me and The Simpsons.
Waitress has announced it will be hosting two "cast album karaoke" nights, inviting audience members to sing on stage at the Adelphi Theatre after a performance of the musical. On Tuesday 19th February and Monday 18th March, audience members can sign up before the performance to sing one minute of their favourite Waitress tune on stage, accompanied by musical director Katharine Woolley after the show. Tickets for these performances can be bought by selecting the dates in the drop down on this page (right-hand side for desktop users and below for mobile users).
Further casting has been announced for the upcoming West End production of Waitress at the Adelphi Theatre, which opens in February 2019. David Hunter, Marisha Wallace, Laura Baldwin and Peter Hannah will join the previously announced Katharine McPhee in Sara Bareilles’ musical, which is about a waitress with a passion for pie-making, Jenna, who is stuck in an abusive relationship.
Katharine McPhee is set to star in the West End premiere of Waitress as Jenna Hunterson, opening at the Adelphi Theatre next year.
Cooking up a storm on Broadway for the last two and a half years, Sara Bareilles’ musical Waitress is warming up for the delicious prospect of a West End run. The musical is based on the 2007 film by the late Adrienne Shelly, which follows a waitress with a passion for pies. Stuck between a rock and a hard place – her abusive alcoholic husband and the prospect of having an affair – she sees the prize money of a pie-making competition as her perfect escape plan.
Sara Bareilles’ Broadway musical Waitress is set to get its West End premiere when it opens at the Adelphi Theatre next spring. Based on the 2007 film written by Adrienne Shelly, Waitress opened in New York at Broadway’s Brooks Atkinson Theater. It follows the story of a pie-maker called Jenna who longs for a way to escape her loveless marriage, when a baking contest in a nearby town presents her with the perfect opportunity. Waitress will run at the Adelphi Theatre from 8th February 2019, with an official opening night on 6th March 2019. Waitress tickets are on sale now.