Waitress

Currently on sale until July 01, 2018

Waitress
Waitress

Waitress

Running Time: 2 hours, 30 minutes
Intermission: Yes
 

About
Brought to life by a groundbreaking all-female creative team, this irresistible new hit features original music and lyrics by 6-time Grammy® nominee Sara Bareilles ("Brave," "Love Song"), a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson (I Am Sam) and direction by Tony Award® winner Diane Paulus (Pippin, Finding Neverland). "It's an empowering musical of the highest order!" raves the Chicago Tribune.

Inspired by Adrienne Shelly's beloved film, WAITRESS tells the story of Jenna (Tony winner Jessie Muller in a performance The New York Times calls "a high point of the Broadway season"). A waitress and expert pie maker, Jenna dreams of a way out of her small town and loveless marriage. A baking contest in a nearby county and the town's new doctor may offer her a chance at a fresh start, while her fellow waitresses offer their own recipes for happiness. But Jenna must summon the strength and courage to rebuild her own life. Don't miss this uplifting musical celebrating friendship, motherhood, and the magic of a well-made pie.


Standard Schedule
Schedule can vary by performance and is subject to change.
Monday: No Performance
Tuesday: 7PM
Wednesday: 2PM 
Thursday: 7PM
Friday: 8PM
Saturday: 2PM & 8PM
Sunday: 2PM & 7PM

Critics' Recap



Workshop Information
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Study Guide
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Categories

Musical

Theatre

Brooks Atkinson

256 West 47th St (Between Broadway and 8th Avenue)

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Group Minimum

12

For Ages?

WAITRESS contains some sexual innuendo, adult language, and depictions of domestic abuse; recommended for mature teenagers and adults

CAST

BETSY WOLFE – Jenna

Broadway highlights: Falsettos (Cordelia), Bullets over Broadway (Ellen), The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Rosa Bud), Everyday Rapture. Off-B’way: The Last Five Years, Encores’ Merrily We Roll Along (Beth). Met Opera: Die Fledermaus (Ida). Soloist w/ over 40 Symphony Orchestras. BFA: CCM. Upcoming: Houston Symphony Nov. 10-12, Carnegie Hall Nov. 17, Seattle Symphony Jan 12-14.

ERIC ANDERSON - Cal
Eric created the role of Cal in the A.R.T. production of Waitress. Broadway: South Pacific (Stewpot), original casts of Kinky Boots (Mutt), Rocky (Gazzo/Tommy Crosetti), The Last Ship (Freddy Newlands), Soul Doctor (starring as Shlomo Carlebach; Drama Desk nomination for Best Actor). Recipient of the inaugural Joel Hirschhorn award for outstanding achievement in musical theatre by the L.A. Drama Critics Circle. TV: “The Good Wife,” “Law & Order,” “Alias,” and “Live From Lincoln Center.”

DREW GEHLING – Dr. Pomatter
Drew created the role of Dr. Pomatter in the A.R.T. production of Waitress. Broadway: On A Clear Day You Can See Forever, Jersey Boys. Off-Broadway: A Minister’s Wife (Lexy), Lincoln Center; Billy & Ray (Sistrom), Vineyard Theatre; I Believe, Lincoln Center; Anne of Green Gables (Gilbert Blythe), Lortel. Regional: Johnny Baseball, A.R.T.; Moby Dick; Jersey Boys; Hello Dolly, Paper Mill; Utah Shakespeare. Workshops: American Psycho, The Searchers, Big Fish, Sunset Boulevard. TV/Film: “Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight” (HBO), “30 Rock,” “Smash,” “The Daily Show,” “Unsung Carolyn Leigh” (Live from Lincoln Center). Carnegie Mellon University.

CAITLIN HOULAHAN - Dawn
Broadway debut! Recent: Bridges of Madison County (Carolyn/1st Nat’l), Parade (Iola/Lincoln Center), 25th…Spelling Bee (Olive/Bucks Co Playhouse), Theory of Relativity (Julie/Goodspeed). TV/FILM: “Peter Pan Live!" (Jane), “GIRLS" (Season 6).
 



CREATIVE

DIANE PAULUS - Director

Diane is The Terrie and Bradley Bloom Artistic Director of the A.R.T. at Harvard University, and was selected for the 2014 TIME 100, TIME Magazine’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Paulus is the 2013 recipient of the Tony Award for Best Director of a Musical (Pippin). A.R.T.: Crossing, Finding Neverland (currently on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre), Witness Uganda, Pippin, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, Prometheus Bound, Tod Machover’s Death and the Powers: The Robots’ Opera, Best of Both Worlds, Johnny Baseball, The Donkey Show. Her other recent work includes Cirque du Soleil’s Amaluna, currently on tour in Europe; The Public Theater’s Tony Award-winning revival of HAIR on Broadway and London’s West End. As an opera director, her credits include The Magic Flute, the complete Monteverdi cycle, and Don Giovanni, among others. Diane is Professor of the Practice of Theater in Harvard University’s English Department. She was selected as one of Variety’s “Trailblazing Women in Entertainment for 2014” and Boston Magazine’s “50 Thought Leaders of 2014.”

SARA BAREILLES - Music and Lyrics
Sara first achieved mainstream critical praise in 2007 with her hit “Love Song,” which reached #1 in 22 countries around the world from her debut album Little Voice. Since then, the Eureka, CA native has sold millions of albums worldwide and received five Grammy nominations including Song of the Year and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for “Love Song.” Bareilles’ highly anticipated sophomore release Kaleidoscope Heart debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart in September 2010 and has gained praise everywhere including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, People and Los Angeles Times. The album yielded the hit single “King of Anything,” which earned a Grammy nomination for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance and was certified platinum by the RIAA. In 2011, Bareilles joined the judges’ panel on the hit NBC show “The Sing-Off.” Soon after, she released her highly revered Once Upon Another Time EP, produced by singer/songwriter and fellow “Sing-Off” judge Ben Folds. Sara’s highly acclaimed third studio album, The Blessed Unrest, released in 2013 via Epic Records, debuted at #2 on the Billboard album chart and was nominated for two Grammy Awards including “Album of the Year” and “Best Pop Performance” for her hit single “Brave.” Bareilles’ book, Sounds Like Me: My Life (So Far) In Song, was released on October 6 by Simon & Schuster. On November 6, Sara released a solo studio album, What’s Inside: Songs from Waitress, on Epic Records.

JESSIE NELSON - Book
Jessie wrote, directed, and produced Corrina, Corrina with Whoopi Goldberg and I Am Sam with Sean Penn, who received an Academy Award nomination for his performance. Recently she directed Love the Coopers with Diane Keaton and John Goodman, which is in current release. Jessie co-wrote Step Mom and The Story of Us, and produced Danny Collins with Al Pacino and Annette Bening and Fred Claus with Vince Vaughn. Jessie co-wrote Alice By Heart with Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik, which was developed at The National Theatre. She began her career in the theater working with Mabou Mines and The New York Shakespeare Festival. Jessie co-wrote the children’s book Labracadabra. She has been the Artistic Director of the Sundance Institute’s Writers Lab.

 

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