Waitress to Present Second Edition of "Cast Album Karaoke"
Audience members will have the opportunity to sing songs from the show on the Brooks Atkinson stage.
Broadway's Waitress has announced plans to present the return of "Cast Album Karaoke," due to the success of the recent first edition of the event. Following the evening performance on October 5, audience members will be given the chance to sing one minute of any song in the show on the Brooks Atkinson Theatre stage, accompanied by musical director Nadia DiGiallonardo. Interested audience members will be chosen at random.
Inspired by Adrienne Shelley's 2007 motion picture, Waitress marks the Broadway debut of Grammy-nominated songwriter Sarah Bareilles, who composed the show's score, and noted screenwriter and director Jessie Nelson, who penned the book. It opened April 24 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre.
The current company is headed by Tony winner Jessie Mueller, alongside Nick Cordero, Keala Settle, Christopher Fitzgerald, Jenna Ushkowitz, 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.
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).