Break out those desserts: Waitress is coming to Broadway.
According to a press release, the new musical — based on the 2007 film of the same name by Adrienne Shelly — will arrive as part of the 2015-2016 season, opening April 2016 with previews starting in March at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre.
Waitress tells the story of a small-town girl named Jenna, who works in a diner and is trapped in a less than idealistic life with a terrible marriage and impending pregnancy. When an opportunity for a pie-baking contest comes along, it seems like the perfect out … if she can make the choice to leave her friends and family. The new musical features a book by Jessie Nelson (I Am Sam) and direction by Diane Paulus (Pippin), along with a score featuring original songs by Grammy-nomianted singer and songwriter Sara Bareilles. Specific Broadway dates and casting for the musical will be announced at a later time.
The production is currently playing at the American Reperatory Theater at Harvard University in Massachusetts until Sept. 27, with Tony Award winner Jessie Mueller starring as Jenna.
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