Sara Bareilles’ Broadway musical Waitress is to get its West End premiere when it opens at the Adelphi Theatre next spring.

Currently in its third year on Broadway, Waitress tells the story of Jenna, a small town pie maker in a loveless marriage. When a baking contest and the arrival of a new doctor in the town offer her the chance at a new start, she has to rebuild her life.

The musical opened on Broadway in March 2016 with Jessie Mueller as the lead character. It went on to be nominated for four Tony Awards and six Drama Desk Awards, as well as a Grammy Award.

The original Broadway production of Waitress – Photographer Joan Marcus
Waitress is the first Broadway musical in history to have 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.

Sara Bareilles said:

“I cannot contain my excitement that we will be bringing Waitress to the West End!! This is a dream come true! And I must say, to be hosted in a theatre co-owned by Andrew Lloyd Webber and the Nederlander Group makes this very sweet moment even sweeter. We are so proud of this beautiful show, and can’t wait to share the story of Jenna with a whole new audience and welcome them into the world of Waitress with open arms and plenty of pie.”

The original Broadway production of Waitress – Photographer Joan Marcus
Casting for the West End production along with full booking information will be announced later this year.


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