The show 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.
Waitress stars Tony Award-winner Jessie Mueller as Jenna, with Drama Desk nominee Eric Anderson (Cal), Tony Award nominee Nick Cordero (Earl), Tony Award nominee Christopher Fitzgerald (Ogie), Drew Gehling (Dr. Pomatter), Kimiko Glenn (Dawn), Dakin Matthews (Joe), Tony Award nominee Keala Settle (Becky), and Charity Angél Dawson, Thay Floyd, Henry Gottfried, Molly Hager, Aisha Jackson, Max Kumangai, Jeremy Morse, Ragan Pharris, Stephanie Torns and Ryan Vasquez.
Jessie Mueller and Cast Offer a Taste of Sara Bareilles' Waitress Musical
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.