‘Waitress’ To End Its Successful Broadway Run In January

Amanda Brock
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Image courtesy of 'Waitress The Musical.'
Image courtesy of ‘Waitress The Musical.’

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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Amanda is a mental health counselor by day and a nerd by night. She’s been fangirling since 1989 when she had so many New Kids On The Block posters in her bedroom that she ran out of wall space and had to put them on her ceiling. She finds people and stories fascinating and even went to film school years ago. The journey from film to Social Work is a long, depressing tale, but she came out the other side feeling inspired to help people. Now she’s living out that old Hollywood cliché. You know, the one where someone can’t contain their passion any longer and leaves a career in entertainment to pursue their dreams of becoming a therapist in the Midwest. She’s not a filmmaker anymore but she is a fan. Her favorite genres are sci-fi, fantasy, superheroes, and musicals. She loves Supernatural, New Kids On The Block (duh), and comes from a family of Star Trek nerds. She might also be a little obsessed with her cats.
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