Waitress The Musical is one of Broadway’s most heartwarming productions. This engaging melodic show was produced by an all-female creative team It brings to life the empowering story of Jenna, a down-and-out diner waitress who sets out on a quest to find a more desirable life for herself.
Waitress The Musical will take you on a roller coaster ride of emotions. Audience goers will find it both amusingly funny and beautifully touching. With cleverly entertaining musical renditions, the audience will be fully engaged throughout the show. Providing original music and lyrics by six-time Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles and directed by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus it’s no wonder the show is such a delight for theatergoers.
The plot involves Jenna who waits tables in her local diner when she isn’t busy in the kitchen baking up pies. Jenna is unhappily married to Earl. Earl is an unlikable character who treats Jenna terribly. He is known to not only steal her tips when she gets home but is often angry if she did not make enough tip money. When Jenna discovers she is pregnant she feels she has hit an all-time low point. She at first keeps the news from Earl as she plots for an escape from her dreadful marriage and hopes for a better life for her and her unborn child. Jenna often gives her pies amusing names that reflect her undesirable current situation such as “White Knuckle Cream Pie” and “Betrayed by my Eggs Pie.”
As the pregnancy progresses, Jenna makes an appointment with a gynecologist. Upon meeting Dr. Pomatter Jenna finds him to be not only kind and understanding but charming and funny. Everything Earl is not. Jenna begins to fall for the charming physician. She finds support in her two fellow waitress friends, Dawn and Becky, who have interesting romances of their own adding a series of entertaining elements to the plot.
One day, Jenna is encouraged by her boss, Joe to enter a local baking contest. Jenna is tempted by the alluring $20,000 prize. Jenna keeps the contest from Earl as she sees the winnings as her means to begin a new life for herself, the baby and maybe even her new love interest, the charming Dr. Pomatter.
Stephanie Torns (Jenna) – Stephanie has been featured in the original Broadway production of Wicked as well as in regional theatre in Waitress, Wicked, Les Miserables and 9 to 5.
NaTasha Yvette Williams (Becky) – -NaTasha’s Broadway experience includes Chicago, A Night with Janis Joplin, The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, and The Color Purple. She has appeared in TV originals Orange is the New Black, The Wiz Live, and Odd Mom Out.
Katie Lowes (Dawn) – This is Katie’s Broadway debut. She is Co-Artistic Director of IAMA Theatre Company, LA: The Accidental Blonde Assistance and A Dog’s House. She has been cast in the films, Transformers Revenge of the Fallen, Super 8, Wreck-It-Ralph, and Frozen just to name a few. Her television work has included The Sopranos, Castle, Private Practice among others.
Brooks Atkinson Theater
356 W. 47th St.
Starting at $79.00