Rehearsals, Baking Classes and BBQ’s With Bareilles; Go Behind the Scenes at Waitress!

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The American Repertory Theater's upcoming production of the world premiere of Waitress, the new Sara Bareilles musical, will play the Cambridge, MA venue Aug. 2-Sept. 27 with an official opening Aug. 20. The production has released pics from early workshops, cast events and rehearsals!

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Directed by Tony winner Diane Paulus with choreography by Chase Brock, the cast will be led by Tony winner Jessie Mueller as Jenna, Jeanna de Waal as Dawn, Drew Gehling as Dr. Pomatter, Dakin Matthews as Joe, Keala Settle as Becky, Eric Anderson as Cal, Jeremy Morse as Ogie and and Joe Tippett as Earl.

Ensemble members are Charity Angel Dawson, David Jennings, Corey Mach, Ragan Pharris, Cullen R. Titmas and Stephanie Torns.

Based on the motion picture written by Adrienne Shelly, the new musical has a book by Jessie Nelson and music and lyrics by Grammy winner Bareilles. Rehearsals began June 22. Tickets are currently available with subscription or membership; select single tickets go on sale June 23 at noon. To order, visit americanrepertorytheater.org/waitress.

The creative team also includes set design by Scott Pask, costumes by Suttirat Larlarb, lighting by Ken Posner and sound by Jonathan Deans. Casting is by Telsey & Company.

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."

Loeb Drama Center is located at 64 Brattle Street in Cambridge.

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