Sara Bareilles' "What's Inside: Songs from Waitress" Due in November

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Sara Bareilles' fifth studio recording will feature tunes from the forthcoming Broadway musical Waitress, which is scheduled to begin previews in March 2016 prior to an official opening night in April at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, where Spring Awakening is currently playing a limited engagement.

Entitled "What's Inside: Songs from Waitress," the new CD is scheduled for release Nov. 6, according to Entertainment Weekly. A single from the recording, titled "She Used to Be Mine," will be available beginning Sept. 25.

"I fell more deeply in love with the writing of the musical Waitress than I had ever imagined,” Bareilles said in a statement. "It proved impossible for me to imagine handing over the songs to the show before selfishly finding a way to sing them myself."

Waitress is currently playing Cambridge's American Repertory Theater through Sept. 27 starring Tony winner Jessie Mueller.

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Directed by Tony winner Diane Paulus with choreography by Chase Brock, the A.R.T. cast is led by Mueller (Beautiful) 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 Joe Tippett as Earl. The Broadway cast will be announced at a later date. How Jessie Mueller Became Sara Bareilles' "Soul Mate" on Waitress

Ensemble members in A.R.T. are Charity Angel Dawson, David Jennings, Corey Mach, Ragan Pharris, Cullen R. Titmas and Stephanie Torns. Swings are Emily Afton and Ben Sidell.

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. Waitress will be produced on Broadway by Barry and Fran Weissler and Norton and Elayne Herrick.

Broadway tickets are not yet on sale. Tickets for the A.R.T. production are available by visiting

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.

ART has posted the first sizzle video from the production. It features Mueller, Settle, and other cast members, plus director Diane Paulus, at rehearsals.

Titled "Waitress: A First Look," the video is currently available only on Facebook.

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