Waitress: The Musical Comes to a Theater Near You!
Get ready to dance in your seats because Broadway is coming to a movie theater near you! Bleecker Street and Fathom Events have partnered up to bring Waitress: The Musical to a wider audience with a nationwide release on December 7. This stage recording of the beloved musical is set to captivate audiences with its heartwarming story and talented cast.
A Story of Love, Dreams, and Pie
Based on the 2007 indie film Waitress, Waitress: The Musical follows the journey of Jenna, a pregnant waitress trapped in a loveless marriage in a small town. However, her life takes a turn when a nearby pie-baking contest emerges and presents Jenna with a chance at a fresh start. With the support of her friends and a forbidden romance, Jenna finds herself on the verge of achieving a long-forgotten dream.
A Stellar Creative Team
Originally premiering on Broadway in April 2016, Waitress: The Musical features music and lyrics by the renowned Sara Bareilles, known for her Grammy-winning music career and star role in Girls5eva. Jessie Nelson penned the book for the musical. The original production received four Tony Award nominations and ran successfully until January 2020.
A Talented Cast
This stage recording is even more exciting because it features the talented cast of the 2021 production, which was staged specifically to help reopen Broadway following the pandemic. Audiences can expect to see an ensemble of Broadway performers delivering unforgettable performances. Sara Bareilles takes on the lead role of Jenna, showcasing her versatility as a musician and actress. Joining her are Broadway favorites Drew Gehling, Dakin Matthews, Joe Tippett, Christopher Fitzgerald, Charity Angél Dawson, Caitlin Houlahan, and Eric Anderson, all lending their incredible talents to create a truly memorable theatrical experience.
A Cinematic Experience
The film adaptation has been expertly directed by Brett Sullivan, known for his work in filming stage productions of other musicals like Newsies and Kinky Boots. On the other hand, the original stage production was helmed by Tony Award-winner Diane Paulus, with Jessie Nelson serving as a creative advisor. The producing team for Waitress: The Musical includes Michael Roiff, Barry Weissler, Fran Weissler, Sara Bareilles, Jessie Nelson, and Paul Morphos. Additionally, Alecia Parker serves as the executive producer, ensuring the production is a seamless and captivating cinematic experience.
Don’t Miss Out!
Take your chance to witness the magic of Waitress: The Musical on the big screen. Mark your calendars for December 7, when this highly-anticipated theatrical release will have audiences across the nation singing along and experiencing the joy of live theater. Prepare to be moved by the touching story, incredible music, and exceptional performances that make Waitress: The Musical a true gem in the Broadway canon.