The musical Waitress will end its four-year Broadway run on January 5th next year.
Based on the 2007 movie of the same name, Waitress is a story about Jenna, who dreams of finding a way to leave her small town and abusive marriage. When she becomes unexpectedly pregnant, she puts her expert pie-making skills to the test and enters a baking contest in hopes the grand prize will be her way out.
At the time of its opening night, the show was groundbreaking in that it was developed, produced, and written by an all-female creative team.
Singer/songwriter Sara Bareilles wrote the music and lyrics for the show and played the role of Jenna for a ten-week run in the spring of 2017. Other notable performers in the lead role were original Broadway cast member Jessie Mueller (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical) and American Idol contestant Katherine McPhee (Scorpion, Smash). Supporting roles also featured notable performers: Joey McIntyre (New Kids On The Block) and Jeremy Jordan (Supergirl) both had runs as Dr. Pomatter this spring; Keala Settle (The Greatest Showman) played Becky in the original Broadway cast; and the role of Dawn was played by Katie Lowes (Scandal) last summer.
For a list of the current cast and ticket information visit the Waitress website.
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