Sara Bareilles’ ‘Waitress’ Sets Broadway Dates

Jeremy Daniel

“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.

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