Blake Ross, Playbill’s former editor in chief, hosted a BroadwayCon 2016 panel featuring the creative minds behind the new musical Waitress. Songwriter Sara Bareilles, director Diane Paulus and book writer Jessie Nelson joined her onstage to talk shop.
In this clip, Paulus describes the experience of being part of a team comprised of talented women.
Here, Paulus talks about being a working mother and the influence the theatre world can have when raising children.
Here, the panel discusses the talent and professionalism of Jessie Mueller, the production’s leading lady.
Finally, Bareilles discusses the "delicious surprise" of having someone else perform the songs that she had written for the show.