Waitress the Musical heading to the West End?
The Daily Mail have reported that the Tony nominated Broadway musical Waitress is looking to transfer to the West End in early 2017, following high grosses and sold out houses in New York. Producer Barry Weissler and director Diana Paulus are apparently in talks to find an appropriate theatre, for what the paper described as "one of the most successful shows, after Hamilton".
The musical, which features a score by five-time Grammy Award-nominated singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles, choreography by Lorin Latarro and direction by Tony Award-winner Diane Paulus, opened at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre in April following a run at the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) in Cambridge MA. It was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Musical, losing out to Hamilton.
Based on the 2007 film of the same name by Adrienne Shelly, Waitress follows pie maker Jenna who finds herself stuck in a small town and a loveless marriage. Faced with an unexpected pregnancy, she fears she may have to abandon her dreams of opening her own pie shop, and starts on a journey of self discovery and resilience.
No further details about dates or casting have yet been announced.