Inspired by Adrienne Shelly's beloved indie film of the same name, Waitress is a fanciful fable about a waitress who escapes her unhappy life with her abusive husband thanks to her love of pie. A slice of lovely ballads and pop melodies by Grammy- and Tony Award-nominated Sara Bareilles is the cherry on top of a show that’s all about friendship, motherhood, bravery, and figuring out the recipe as you go.
Follow the story of Jenna, a small-town waitress living in the American South with her less-than-amazing husband and a passion for baking that seems to be the only thing that’s getting her through. But it’s not just a pie she’s got in the oven. Trapped in this loveless marriage and faced with an unexpected pregnancy, Jenna think she’s hit a dead end. That is, until a handsome doctor, the love of her friends, and a tempting baking contest help her to see that the courage she needed was in her all along.
Debuting in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 2015, Waitress quickly captured the hearts of audiences with its funny, tender, and triumphant story. The show made its Broadway premiere the following year starring Jessie Mueller, who had just previously won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her role in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. Waitress went on to be nominated for 4 Tony Awards and the Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album. In 2018, get tickets to see this heartwarming show as it continues its run on Broadway or tours the United States to cities like Orlando, Nashville, Chicago, Los Angeles, Seattle, Salt Lake City, and San Francisco.Back to top