Box-Office Opening Date Set for Sara Bareilles' Musical Waitress

News   Box-Office Opening Date Set for Sara Bareilles' Musical Waitress
 
The box office will open Feb. 15 for Sara Bareilles' Broadway musical Waitress, starring Tony winner Jessie Mueller.

Tickets go on sale 10 AM that day when the box office opens at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 West 47th Street) in Manhattan. Costumed waitresses will serve the first 100 ticket buyers a homemade pie created by production pie consultant Stacy Donnelly. Tickets for the show can also be ordered by calling Ticketmaster at (877) 250-2929 or online at Ticketmaster.com.

Nick Cordero (Bullets Over Broadway) recently joined the cast as Earl, the oppressive husband of lead character Jenna (Mueller), in the musical, which starts Broadway previews March 25 and opens at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre April 24 following a sold-out, world-premiere production at A.R.T in Cambridge, MA. Mueller, who won the Tony Award as Best Lead Actress in a Musical for Beautiful, also starred in the A.R.T. production.

The supporting cast features Christopher Fitzgerald, who earned Tony nominations for both Young Frankenstein and Finian’s Rainbow, as Ogie, and fellow Tony nominee Keala Settle (Hands on a Hardbody), who will recreate the role of Becky that she originated in the show's earlier production.

Also announced for the Broadway production: Eric Anderson (South Pacific, Kinky Boots, Rocky, The Last Ship) as Cal, Drew Gehling (Jersey Boys, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever) as Dr. Pomatter, Kimiko Glenn (“Orange Is The New Black,” Spring Awakening, Love’s Labour’s Lost) as Dawn, Dakin Matthews (The Audience, Rocky, The Best Man) as Joe, Thay Floyd (A Christmas Story), Molly Hager (Heathers The Musical), Aisha Jackson (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical), Ragan Pharris (Waitress at A.R.T.), Ryan Vasquez (Wicked) and ensemble members Charity Angél Dawson, Jeremy Morse and Stephanie Torns.

Waitress, according to press notes, concerns "Jenna, a waitress and expert pie maker, [who] is stuck in a small town and a loveless marriage. When a baking contest in a nearby county offers her a chance at escape, Jenna must weigh her commitments against a rare shot at freedom and recognition. Her customers, co-workers, and the town’s handsome new doctor all offer her conflicting recipes for happiness — but Jenna must ultimately decide for herself."

Based on the motion picture written by Adrienne Shelly, the new musical has a book by Jessie Nelson and music and lyrics by five-time Grammy nominee Bareilles.

Directed by Tony winner Diane Paulus with choreography by Lorin Latarro, Waitress will have set design by Scott Pask, costumes by Suttirat Larlarb, lighting by Christopher Akerlind, sound by Jonathan Deans, casting by Telsey & Company and music supervision by Nadia DiGiallonardo. 

Waitress will be produced on Broadway by Barry and Fran Weissler and Norton and Elayne Herrick.

Tickets can be ordered at (877) 250-2929, online at Ticketmaster.com or via the show's Broadway website, Waitressonstage.com.

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