The musical Waitress has taken the world by storm and scored four Tony Award nominations which include: Best Musical, Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) written for the theatre, Best Performance By An Actress in A Leading Role In A Musical, and Best Performance by An Actor In A Featured Role In A Musical.
The cast of Waitress along with Sara Bareilles stopped by NBC’s The Today Show on May 2 to discuss the musical and perform the first and last song of the show.
Bareilles shared, “It’s been amazing, the audiences have been so loving and bringing their friends and coming back, the cast and crew are working so hard, it’s just a huge triumph at this point!”
The greatly anticipated musical opened on April 24, 2016 at Broadway Brooks Anderson Theatre and played a sold out limited showing at the American Repertory Theater at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA.
The musical is based off of the 2007 film penned by Adrienne Shelly.
The show follows the story of Jenna (Jessie Muller) a waitress who is an experienced pie maker stuck in a small town and a heartless marriage. When she’s faced with an unplanned pregnancy, Jenna worries that she may have to quit her dream of opening her own pie shop forever…well that’s until a nearby town is holding a baking contest and that town’s incredibly handsome new doctor offers her a tempting recipe for happiness. Backed by her eccentric crew of fellow waitresses and loyal customers, Jenna calls the secret ingredient she has been missing all this time-courage.
The musical has gotten rave reviews since it opened in New York. Sara Bareilles penned the music for the heartwarming musical and released an album last year titled What’s Inside: Songs from Waitress with her singing the tracks. A cast recorded album is set to release this summer.
Grab your tickets to see Waitress here and if you can’t make it out, good news! It has been confirmed that there will be a national tour in 2017. Dates will be announced at a later time.
Check out the performance below because it’s ‘Sugar, Butter Awesome!’ Such a wonderfully, talented cast! Congratulations to Bareilles and the cast on their Tony nominations- it’s only the beginning! The craving for something sweet is so real now.
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