A new addition to The Broadway Collection, Waitress serves up slices of romance, heart, and friendship on the Broadway stage at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. Five-time Grammy Award-nominated singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles made her Broadway creative debut as both producer and composer. Bareilles also made history by selecting an all-female creative team for the first time ever in a Broadway musical production. Created by book writer Jessie Nelson, directed by Diane Paulus and choreographed by Lorin Latarro, Waitress officially opened on Sunday, April 24, 2016.
Waitress tells the story of a small town expert pie baker looking for a fresh start and a way of out of her loveless marriage. Upon hearing of a baking contest in a nearby county, Jenna must bake her way to the heart of the town’s new doctor, who may offer the key to her chance for a new life. While her fellow waitresses dream of their own paths to happiness, Jenna must follow her heart and find the courage within herself to rebuild her life. Celebrating motherhood, friendship, love, and the secret recipe to a well-baked pie, this American musical offers a sweet and fulfilling reward.