“Waitress,” the musical adaptation of Adrienne Shelly’s 2007 movie of the same name, will begin performances at Broadway’s Brooks Atkinson Theatre March 25, 2016 -- with an official opening set for April 24.
The musical features a score by five-time Grammy-nominee Sara Bareilles (“Brave”), who most recently served as a judge on NBC’s “The Sing-Off.” This will be the first Broadway musical she has composed.
Tony winner Jessie Mueller (“Beautiful: The Carole King Musical”) will star as Jenna, a small town pie maker who enters a baking contest in hopes for a chance to escape her mundane life and her loveless marriage. The role was played by Kerri Russell in the film.
Bareilles recently released a recording of one of the songs from the show, called “She Used to Be Mine.”
Direction will come from Tony-winner Diane Paulus (“Finding Neverland,” “Pippin”), with a new book by Jessie Nelson.
The show transfers to Broadway after a successful run at the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
For tickets and information, visit www.waitressonstage.com.