Based on the 2007 film by the late Adrienne Shelly, Waitress, is a heartwarming story of love, friendship, motherhood, and the perseverance to overcome life’s challenges. With music and lyrics by Sara Bareilles, and direction by Tony Award-winner Diane Paulus, this soulful production promises to make you laugh while it makes you cry.
Why Watch Waitress
Starring five-time Grammy Award-nominated singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles, Waitress is one of Broadway’s most recent successes. Uplifting and relatable, the musical strikes a personal chord with audiences. Bareille’s score debuted at number ten on the US Billboard 200 chart, and instantly received outstanding critical acclaim.
Waitress tells the story of Jenna, a young waitress and an expert baker. Pregnant and caught in a loveless marriage, Jenna finds happiness in her creative pies. When a baking contest in a nearby county offers her a rare chance at escape, she must weigh her commitments against this shot at freedom. Her customers, co-workers and a handsome new doctor in town all offer her conflicting recipes for happiness- but Jenna must decide for herself.
Girl's night | Heartwarming comedy | Pop music fans
“Ms. Mueller, who won a Tony for her performance in "Beautiful: The Carole King Musical," possesses a rich, soulful and emotionally translucent voice, and an ability to bring heaping cupfuls of subtext to her acting.”
– New York Times
“The key statement is not that Waitress is a musical from a team of women, but that Waitress is a good musical from a creative team who happen to be women.”
– Huffington post
Know Before You Go
Suitable for ages 8 and up. Children under 4 will not be admitted.
The theatre has a seating capacity of 1044. For tips on how to choose the best seats, you can refer to our The Brooks Atkinson Theater Seating Chart Guide.
Strictly prohibited. If you'd like to grab a meal before or after the show, check out our guide to the 30 Best Restaurants in the Theater District.
Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theater is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.
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This musical honestly got me a little teary-eyed towards the end. The cast, music, staging and acting were top notch.
The Waitress is all about incredible music blended in with a dynamic cast. Would definitely recommend watching this one if you're in town.
I've been to several broadway musicals but this one tops my list everytime. Everyone on the team is so incredibly talented, it's hard to pick who's the best... go watch The Waitress before it goes off!
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Brooke Atkinson Theater, 256 W 47th Street, New York
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