Tickets have gone on sale for the UK premiere of the Tony Award-nominated Waitress.
The smash hit Broadway musical will begin preview performances on 8 February 2019 ahead of its official opening night on 7 March at London’s Adelphi Theatre.
Currently playing its third year on Broadway, Waitress will bring with it an all-female lead creative team – a West End musical first.
Based on the 2007 motion picture written by Adrienne Shelly, Waitress has four women in the four top creative team spots, with a book by Jessie Nelson, a score by six-time Grammy Award-nominated singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles, choreography by Lorin Latarro and direction by Tony Award-winner Diane Paulus.
The production is currently touring the US and has also recently announced it will have its Australian premiere in 2020 at the Sydney Lyric Theatre.
Waitress tells the story of Jenna, an expert pie maker in a small town, who dreams of a way out of her loveless marriage. A baking contest in a nearby county and the town’s new doctor may offer her a chance at a new life, while her fellow waitresses offer their own recipes to happiness.
The musical has been nominated for four Outer Critics’ Circle Awards, including Outstanding New Broadway Musical; two Drama League Award Nominations, including Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical; six Drama Desk Nominations, including Outstanding Musical; and four Tony Award Nominations, including Best Musical.