Waitress Celebrates Three Years on Broadway
Waitress today celebrates three years on Broadway at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, where the musical officially opened on April 24, 2016. Take a look at the Broadway company's anniversary celebration, which included a special cake by the show's own Pie Consultant, Stacy Donnelly of Cute as Cake.
Based upon the 2007 motion picture written by Adrienne Shelly, Waitress is the first Broadway musical in history to have four women in the four top creative team spots, with a book by Jessie Nelson, a score by six-time Grammy Award-nominated singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles, choreography by Lorin Latarro, and direction by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus.
Waitress tells the story of Jenna, a waitress and expert pie-maker who dreams of a way out of her small town and rocky marriage. Pouring her heart into her pies, she crafts desserts that mirror her topsy-turvy life such as "The Key (Lime) to Happiness Pie" and "Betrayed By My Eggs Pie." When a baking contest in a nearby county — and a satisfying run-in with someone new — show Jenna a chance at a fresh start, she must find the courage to seize it. Change is on the menu, as long as Jenna can write her own perfectly personal recipe for happiness.
The current Broadway cast stars Shoshana Bean and Jeremy Jordan as Jenna and Dr. Pomatter, also featuring Charity Angel Dawson (Becky), Lenne Klingaman (Dwan), Ben Thompson (Earl), Larry Marshall (Joe), Benny Elledge (Cal), and Eddie Jemison (Ogie). As previously announced, on Monday, April 29, Noah Galvin will take over the role of Ogie, and Caitlin Houlahan will return to the role of Dawn.