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 Sara Bareilles.
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 and Joe Tippett as Earl.
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. Tickets are currently available with subscription or membership; select single tickets will go on sale June 23 at noon. For more information visit americanrepertorytheater.org/waitress.