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Sugar, Butter, Flour, and Broadway Production Photos From Sara Bareilles' Waitress

Jessie Mueller stars in the new musical at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre.

Keala Settle, Jessie Mueller, and Kimiko Glenn lead the cast of Waitress at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre.
(© Joan Marcus)

The new Broadway musical Waitress is currently in performances at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, and photos from the show have just been released.

Inspired by Adrienne Shelley's 2007 motion picture, Waitress marks the Broadway debut of Grammy-nominated songwriter Sara Bareilles and noted screenwriter and director Jessie Nelson, who pen the show's score and book.

Tony nominee Nick Cordero plays Earl to Tony winner Jessie Mueller's Jenna.
(© Joan Marcus)

The company is headed by Tony winner Jessie Mueller, alongside Tony nominees Nick Cordero, Keala Settle, and Christopher Fitzgerald, Kimiko Glenn, Drew Gehling, Dakin Matthews, Eric Anderson, Charity Angél Dawson, Jeremy Morse, Stephanie Torns, Thay Floyd, Molly Hager, Aisha Jackson, Ragan Pharris, Ryan Vasquez, Max Kumangai. and Henry Gottfried.

Kimiko Glenn and Christopher Fitzgerald play onstage couple Dawn and Ogie.
(© Joan Marcus)

Mueller plays 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.

Drew Gehling takes on the role of Dr. Pomatter opposite Jessie Mueller as Jenna.
(© Joan Marcus)

Waitress premiered in 2015 at American Repertory Theater in Boston. The musical is directed by Diane Paulus, choreographed by Lorin Latarro, and designed by Scott Pask (sets), Suttirat Larlarb (costumes), Christopher Akerlind (lighting), and Jonathan Deans (sound). Nadia DiGiallonardo serves as musical director.

With Bareilles, Nelson, Paulus, and Latarro at the helm, Waitress makes history as the first musical whose traditional four-person creative team is made up entirely of women. An earlier precedent was set by the 1978 Broadway musical Runaways, which had book, score, choreography, and direction solely by Elizabeth Swados.

Christopher Fitzgerald (center) leads a rousing production number from Waitress.
(© Joan Marcus)

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