2007 Film "Waitress" Being Adapted for the Stage by Paula Vogel, Sara Bareilles and Diane Paulus

By Adam Hetrick
June 9, 2013

Tony Award-winning Pippin producers Barry and Fran Weissler have two projects on their plate for American audiences.



Barry Weissler told the press room at the 67th Annual Tony Awards that they are bringing David Farr's 2011 U.K. work In the Heart of Robin Hood to the American Repertory Theater, where Pippin premiered prior to Broadway. "It's the classic tale of Robin Hood done in an extremely sophisticated and contemporary manner," he said.

Also on Barry and Fran Weissler's plate is a musical version of the 2007 Adrienne Shelly film "Waitress." Pippin Tony Award-winning director Diane Paulus will direct. The musical has a score by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel and a score by "Love Song" singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles.

The Weisslers, along with Howard and Janet Kagan, are the lead producers of the Tony Award-winning revival of Pippin.