It’s subtler than I had expected, this Broadway blockbuster that now has a home in the West End. Waitress, based on a motion picture of the same name, tells the story of Jenna Hunterson (Katharine McPhee), who is in an unhealthy relationship with Earl (Peter Hannah). Her waitressing is done in a pie shop, which explains why pies are on sale in the theatre foyer - in three flavours, apple crumble, banoffee and chocolate salted caramel), and are, at least at the time of writing, popular with … [Read more...]
Waitress London Theatre Tickets - Adelphi Theatre West End
The Tony Award-nominated smash hit musical Waitress has its official UK premiere in the West End in 2019. Currently playing its third year on Broadway, the show brings with it an all-female creative team – a West End musical first – with performances at the Adelphi Theatre from February 2019.
Waitress opened on 24 April 2016 at Broadway’s Brooks Atkinson Theater. Based on 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. The production is currently touring the US and has also recently announced it will have its Australian premiere in 2020 at the Sydney Lyric Theatre.
Waitress tells the story of Jenna, an expert pie maker in a small town, who dreams of a way out of her loveless marriage. 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. This American musical celebrates friendship, motherhood, and the magic of a well-made pie.
Sara Bareilles said: “I cannot contain my excitement that we will be bringing Waitress to the West End!! This is a dream come true! And I must say, to be hosted in a theatre co-owned by Andrew Lloyd Webber and the Nederlander Group makes this very sweet moment even sweeter. We are so proud of this beautiful show, and can't wait to share the story of Jenna with a whole new audience and welcome them into the world of Waitress with open arms and plenty of pie.”
Diane Paulus said: “I am absolutely thrilled that Waitress is coming to the beautiful Adelphi Theatre! It is a dream come true to share this musical with London audiences.”
Andrew Lloyd Webber, who co-owns the Adelphi Theatre with the Nederlander Group, said: “I am a massive fan of Sara Bareilles both as a writer and a performer. I'm thrilled that she has earned an Emmy nomination for her performance as Mary Magdalene in NBC's Jesus Christ Superstar Live earlier this year and absolutely delighted that Waitress is to be seen in the West End.”
On its Broadway opening, Waitress was nominated for four Outer Critics’ Circle Awards, including Outstanding New Broadway Musical; two Drama League Award Nominations, including Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical; six Drama Desk Nominations, including Outstanding Musical; and four Tony Award Nominations, including Best Musical.
Brought to life by a groundbreaking all-female creative team, this irresistible new hit features original music and lyrics by 6-time Grammy® nominee Sara Bareilles(“Brave,” “Love Song”), a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson (I Am Sam) and direction by Tony Award® winner Diane Paulus (Pippin, Finding Neverland). “It’s an empowering musical of the highest order!” raves the Chicago Tribune.
Inspired by Adrienne Shelly‘s beloved film, WAITRESS tells the story of Jenna, a waitress and expert pie maker who dreams of a way out of her small town and loveless marriage. A baking contest in a nearby county and the town’s new doctor may offer her a chance at a fresh start, while her fellow waitresses offer their own recipes for happiness. But Jenna must summon the strength and courage to rebuild her own life.
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Suitable For Children 10+
Fri 8 February 2019 - Sat 15 May 2019
Evening: Monday to Saturday 7.30pm
Matinee: Wednesday and Saturday 2.30pm
The Adelphi Theatre
London WC2R 0NS
The time has come, Waitress, the Broadway Musical has arrived in London. After attending a launch a few months back with composer Sara Bareilles, It was lovely to see her back in London to help get the show off the ground - especially as she has just finished another stint playing the lead character Jenna on the Broadway production of Waitress only days ago. At the Press launch I attend, the cast performed 3 numbers from the musical: 'Bad Idea' - Dr. Pomatter (David Hunter) and Jenna … [Read more...]
Further casting has been announced for the original London company of Sara Bareilles’ Tony Award®-nominated musical Waitress. Marisha Wallace will play Becky alongside Laura Baldwin as Dawn, with Peter Hannah as Earl and David Hunter as Dr. Pomatter. The four new principals will join the previously announced Katharine McPhee who will make her West End debut starring as Jenna, having played the role on Broadway earlier this year. Waitress will begin preview performances on 8 February ahead of … [Read more...]
Katharine McPhee will make her West End debut starring as Jenna in the UK premiere of Waitress, having played the role on Broadway earlier this year. The Tony Award-nominated musical will begin preview performances on 8 February ahead of its official opening night on 7 March at London’s Adelphi Theatre. Currently playing its third year on Broadway, Waitress will bring with it an all-female lead creative team – a West End musical first. Since finding international fame as a captivating singer … [Read more...]
When I heard there was to be a launch event for Waitress, I jumped at the chance to be there. I'm not one for listening to a soundtrack before I see the show it is from, but I have been introduced to the song 'She Used To Be Mine' from Waitress at many cabaret shows, and what a powerful song it is, it really got my attention from the very first time I heard it. The composer and lyricist of the musical Waitress is Sara Bareilles, and what a treat that we had her performing at the London launch … [Read more...]