Waitress to Make UK Premiere in the West End Next Year
The all-female creative team of Sara Bareilles's musical will transfer to London as well.
Waitress will make its UK debut at the Adelphi Theatre in London's West End in February 2019. The show will also bring its all-female creative team to the UK production — a first for the West End. Casting will be announced at a later date.
Based upon the 2007 motion picture written by Adrienne Shelly, Waitress opened at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on April 24, 2016, and features a book by Jessie Nelson, a score by Sara Bareilles, choreography by Lorin Latarro, and direction by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus.
Waitress tells the story of Jenna, an expert pie maker in a small town, who dreams of a way out of a loveless marriage with her husband, Earl. A baking contest in a nearby county and the town's new doctor may offer her a chance at a new life, while her fellow waitresses offer their own recipes to happiness. But Jenna must find the courage and strength within herself to rebuild her life.