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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.

The Story

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.

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Girl's night | Heartwarming comedy | Pop music fans

Critics Reviews

“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

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Know Before You Go

Show Details

Show Timings

Mon & Thu 7 pm
Tue & Wed 2 pm & 7 pm
Fri 8 pm
Sat 2 pm & 8 pm
Sun 2 pm & 7 pm

Duration
2 hours, 30 minutes

Leading Roles
Jason Mraz as Dr. Pomatter
Betsy Wolfe as Jenna
Maia Nkenge Wilson as Becky
Katie Lowes as Dawn

Director
Diane Paulus

Choreographer
Lorin Latarro

Top Songs
"What’s Inside", "Opening Up", The Negative", "What Baking Can Do" & "When He Sees Me"

Additional Information

Audience
Suitable for ages 8 and up. Children under 4 will not be admitted.

Available Facilities
In-house lounge
Coat check
Wheelchair accessible

Seating
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.

Outside Food
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.

Dress Code
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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Cancellation Policy

All Broadway and Off-Broadway show tickets are non-refundable.

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Ratings & Reviews
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Delia Gregory
Delia
Reviewed in October, 2018

Very entertaining

Caroline Cummings
Caroline
Reviewed in October, 2018

Due to some confusion had to reach out to Headout's customer service and they were really prompt. Loved it!

Cindy Lucas
Cindy
Reviewed in September, 2018

I booked the show for my daughter and me. The actors sung their heart out, it was such a mix of emotions.

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My Tickets

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Where?

Brooks Atkinson Theater, 256 W 47th Street, New York

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