Waitress Adelphi Theatre, Strand, London, WC2E 7NA
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Broadway’s smash hit musical Waitress receives its West End premiere at London’s Adelphi Theatre in February 2019.
Nominated for 4 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Waitress is an uplifting all-American musical that celebrates friendship, motherhood, and the magic of a well-made pie.
Brought to life by a groundbreaking all-female creative team, this irresistible new hit features original music and lyrics by 6-time Grammy® nominee Sara Bareilles (“Brave,” “Love Song”), a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson (I Am Sam) and direction by Tony Award® winner Diane Paulus (Pippin, Finding Neverland).
Waitress is currently booking from 8 February 2019 until 19 October 2019 at the Adelphi Theatre, London.
WHAT’S THE STORY?
Jenna is a waitress and expert pie maker stuck in a small town and a loveless marriage. Faced with an unexpected pregnancy, Jenna fears she may have to abandon the dream of opening her own pie shop forever… until a baking contest in a nearby county and the town’s handsome new doctor offer her a tempting recipe for happiness.
Supported by her quirky crew of fellow waitresses and loyal customers, Jenna summons the secret ingredient she’s been missing all along – courage.
WHO’S IN IT? WAITRESS CAST
Katharine McPhee (Smash, Scorpion, American Idol – Season 5) will make her West End debut in the role of Jenna, having played the role to great acclaim on Broadway in 2018.
The cast also features Jack McBrayer (30 Rock) as Ogie, Marisha Wallace (Dreamgirls) as Becky, Laura Baldwin as Dawn, Peter Hannah as Earl and David Hunter (Kinky Boots) as Dr Pomatter.
** From Monday 17 June, Lucie Jones (Les Miserables, RENT, American Psycho), Ashley Roberts (The Pussycat Dolls, BBC Strictly Come Dancing) & Blake Harrison (The Inbetweeners) will play the roles of Jenna, Dawn & Ogie respectively.
Directed by Diane Paulus with choreography by Lorin Latarro, music and lyrics by Sara Bareilles and book by Jessie Nelson.
★★★★★ ‘Treat yourself to a slice of 5-star musical pie’ The Times
★★★★ ‘Waitress is a treat’ WhatsOnStage
★★★★ ‘This show is the real deal’ Independent
★★★★ “Sweet as the best homemade pie” The Stage
★★★★ Evening Standard