Brooks Atkinson Theatrehttp://brooksatkinsontheater.com/
256 W 47th Street, New York, NY 10036
Waitress is funny, inspiring and surprisingly poignant. This irresistible slice of life features original music and lyrics by five-time Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles, a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson, and direction by Tony Award-winner Diane Paulus (Pippin, Finding Neverland).
Jenna, a waitress and expert pie maker in a small town who dreams of a way out of her loveless marriage. A baking contents in a nearby county and the town’s new doctor may offer her chance at a fresh start, while her fellow waitresses offer their own recipes for happiness. Jenna must summon the strength and courage to rebuild her own life.
The current cast of Waitress features Stephanie Torns as Jenna.
The design features sets by three-time Tony Award-winner Scott Pask, costumes by Suttirat Larlarb, lighting by Tony Award-winner Christopher Akerlind and sound by Tony Award-nominee Jonathan Deans. Music supervisor is Nadia DiGiallonardo. Casting is by Telsey + Company. Music contractor is John Miller. Production Stage Manager is Thomas J. Gates. Tech supervision is by Juniper Street Productions.
Inspired by Adrienne Shelly’s film, Waitress is an uplifting new musical celebrating friendship, motherhood, and the magic of a well-made pie.
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Cover: (l. to r.) Maia Nkenge Wilson, Stephanie Torns, Caitlin Houlahan in ‘Waitress.’