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Hit Broadway musical Waitress has transferred to London's Adelphi Theatre, with Waitress tickets now on sale. Featuring an original score by acclaimed singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles the musical is based on the motion picture of the same name written by Adrienne Shelley. After opening on Broadway at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on 24 April 2016, the uplifting musical has impressed audiences in America and is received its London premiere in March 2019. 

Waitress the Musical began previews in London at the Adelphi from 8th February 2019, with an official opening night on 6th March 2019.

Waitress tells the story of Jenna Hunterson, a waitress who is in an unhappy marriage to her husband Earl. When she unexpectedly discovers she is pregnant, she starts an affair with her gynaecologist and begins to look for ways out of her abusive relationship, embracing her unique pie-making skills as a chance for a new life.

Waitress tickets for the London production of the musical are on sale now. 

The musical premiered at the American Repertory Theater (ART) in Cambridge, Massachusetts in summer 2015. Featuring direction by Diane Paulus and choreography by Chase Brock, the production starred Tony Award winner Jessie Mueller who led the cast at the Broadway opening. The production opened on Broadway in March 2016 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, where it is currently running. 

Based on the 2007 indie film Waitress which was written and directed by Adrienne Shelly, the stage rights for the show were purchased shortly after its release. Five-time Grammy Award nominee Sara Bareilles released a studio album called What's Inside: Songs from Waitress, featuring music from the show which debuted at number 10 on the US Billboard 200. The musical features an original score of songs by Bareilles, written in her light country-rock style performed each evening by a live on-stage band.

Waitress was nominated for four Tony Awards including Best Original Score, Best Musical and Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical for Jessie Mueller. The production began its first US National tour in October 2018.

Tickets for Waitress in London are on sale now. 

Waitress London Cast

The original cast of Waitress starred Katharine McPhee as Jenna Hunterson in Waitress, making her West End debut after playing Jenna on Broadway, as well as starring in NBC's Smash. McPhee was joined by a cast including Marisha Wallace as Becky, Laura Baldwin as Dawn, with Peter Hannah as Earl and David Hunter as Dr. Pomatter.  

Waitress Soundtrack

Waitress running time: 
2 hours 30 minutes
2 videos 14 images

Jenna is a waitress and expert pie maker stuck in a small town and a loveless marriage. Faced with an unexpected pregnancy, Jenna fears she may have to abandon the dream of opening her own pie shop forever… until a baking contest in a nearby county and the town's handsome new doctor offer her a tempting recipe for happiness. Supported by her quirky crew of fellow waitresses and loyal customers, Jenna summons the secret ingredient she’s been missing all along - courage.

Suitable for ages 10+
By:
Book by Jessie Nelson, Music & Lyrics by Sara Bareilles, Based upon the motion picture written by Adrienne Shelley
Director:
Diane Paulus
Songs by:
Music & Lyrics by Sara Bareilles
Lighting:
Christopher Akerlind
Sound:
Jonathan Deans
Design:
Scott Pask
Choreography:
Lorin Latarro
Costume:
Suttirat Larlarb
Cast list:
Lucie Jones (Jenna Hunterson), Blake Harrison (Ogie until 7 September), Marisha Wallace (Becky), Laura Baldwin (Dawn), Peter Hannah (Earl), David Hunter (Dr. Pomatter), Andrew Boyer (Old Joe), Kelly Agbowu, Piers Bate, Nicole Raquel Dennis, Michael Hamway, Stephen Leask, Chris McGuigan, Olivia Moore, Nathaniel Morrison, Sarah O’Connor, Leanne Pinder, Charlotte Riby. Joe Sugg (as Ogie, from 9 September).

Adelphi Theatre

Address:
409-412 Strand, London, WC2R 0NS
Nearest tube:
Charing Cross
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Waitress opened on Broadway in the same 2015/16 season as Hamilton - so, hardly surprisingly, lost out in the Tony Awards race, including for best musical and best original score. Yet, nearly three years on from its premiere there, it is still running - a block away from Hamilton (and the only shows from that season still be doing so).

Latest Waitress News & Features

Joe Sugg
Joe Sugg to make stage acting debut as Ogie in Waitress in the West End
Tuesday, August 20, 2019

YouTuber and Strictly Come Dancing runner-up Joe Sugg is set to make his acting debut in the West End production of Waitress next month. Sugg, who has over 8 million subscribers on the online video platform, will play the role of Ogie, currently played by Blake Harrison, from 9th September. Harrison, who is best known for playing Neil in The Inbetweeners and also made his West End debut in the show, will play his final performance on 7th September.

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Andrew Boyer to join the cast of Waitress the Musical in the West End
Thursday, August 8, 2019

Andrew Boyer is set to join the West End cast of Waitress at the Adelphi Theatre, as original cast member Shaun Prendergast leaves the show. Boyer, who will play Old Joe – the owner of the diner Jenna works at – is known for his appearances in the TV show Law and Order, as well as UK touring productions of Of Mice and Men and Shawshank Redemption. He will take over the role after Prendergast plays his final performance at the Adelphi Theatre this Saturday, 10th August. 

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Waitress extends booking period at the Adelphi Theatre to December 2019
Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Waitress will play for an extended booking period at the Adelphi Theatre, with performances now available through to 7th December, it has been announced. Opening at the Adelphi earlier this year, Waitress follows the story of Jenna Hunterson, a waitress and pie-maker who enters a competition to win a cash prize and start a new life. With an original score by Sara Bareilles, the soundtrack features songs including ‘She Used to be Mine’ and ‘Bad Idea’. Waitress will now play at the Adelphi Theatre through to 7th December, with performances for the extended booking period now on sale.

Waitress' Lucie Jones, Ashley Roberts and Marisha Wallace: 'We’ve got a unique sisterhood quality'
Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Following the announcement that Lucie Jones and Ashley Roberts will be joining the cast of Waitress as Jenna and Dawn respectively, we spoke to the pair about their upcoming West End performances. We also chatted to Marisha Wallace, who currently plays Becky in the production about the cast relationships on and off-stage, as well as introducing a British leading lady to the production. Opening at the Adelphi earlier this year, Waitress follows Jenna Hunterson, a young woman whose pie-making hobby sees her enter a competition in order to leave her abusive husband and start a new life.

Blake Harrison
Blake Harrison to join cast of Waitress at the Adelphi Theatre
Friday, May 31, 2019

It has been announced that Blake Harrison will take over the role of Ogie in Waitress at the Adelphi Theatre next month. Best known for playing Neil Sutherland in The Inbetweeners from 2008-2010 and subsequent film spinoffs, Harrison’s theatre credits include The End of the Pier at the Park Theatre in 2018 and Step 9 (of 12) at Trafalgar Studios. Further performing credits include A Very English Scandal for the BBC. Harrison will join the cast of Waitress from 17th June, assuming the role of Ogie from Jack McBrayer, who will play his final performance on 15th June.

Katharine McPhee & Shoshana Bean
5 Questions from Over the Pond: Katharine McPhee & Shoshana Bean
Friday, May 24, 2019

"What's Inside" this month's edition of 5 Questions from Over the Pond, you ask? Well, we've decided to serve up a slice of mouth-watering, transatlantic pie to celebrate the two current leading ladies of the West End and Broadway productions of the hit musical Waitress!

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Lucie Jones and Ashley Roberts to join cast of Waitress at the Adelphi Theatre
Tuesday, May 21, 2019

It has been announced that Lucie Jones and Ashley Roberts will join the cast of Waitress at the Adelphi Theatre. Jones will take over the role of Jenna from Katharine McPhee. After competing on The X Factor in 2009, Jones has enjoyed a decade-long theatre career, playing Elle Woods in Legally Blonde, Emma in Ghost the Musical and Cosette in Les Miserables. In 2017, she sang for the United Kingdom at the Eurovision Song Contest with the song “Never Give Up on You”, placing 15th in the competition.

Katharine McPhee
Katharine McPhee to leave West End production of Waitress in June
Friday, April 5, 2019

It has been announced that Katharine McPhee will play the role of Jenna Hunterson in Waitress at the Adelphi Theatre with a final performance in June. McPhee originated the role of Jenna in the show's West End premiere, which began previews on 8th February before an opening night on 7th March. Waitress marks McPhee's West End debut, reprising her performance as Jenna from the Broadway production in 2018.   Katharine McPhee will star in Waitress until 15th June where she will make her last performance in the production, with details on who will take over the role to be announced.

Mark Shenton Meets: Waitress book writer Jessie Nelson
Monday, March 11, 2019

It takes a great baker to make a dessert pie that's both delicious and nutritious - and it takes a great writer to make a show that's as entertaining as its thoughtful. The London transfer of the Broadway hit musical Waitress, that's about to enter its third year in New York, opened at the West End's Adelphi Theatre last week to rave reviews (you can read my four-star review here).

Waitress extends booking period
Waitress extends booking period at the Adelphi Theatre
Friday, February 8, 2019

Ahead of its first preview, it has been announced that Waitress will extend its booking period at the Adelphi Theatre, with performances now available until 19th October. Waitress tells the story of Jenna Hunterson, a small-town waitress who bakes pies in her spare time. When she learns of a nearby pie-making competition, Jenna enters in the hopes of winning a large cash prize to support her and her soon-to-be-born child. Katharine McPhee and Jack McBrayer will make their West End debuts in Waitress, playing Jenna and Ogie respectively.

Jack McBrayer
Jack McBrayer to play Ogie in Waitress at the Adelphi Theatre
Friday, December 21, 2018

Jack McBrayer has been announced in the West End cast of Waitress at the Adelphi Theatre, where he will make his West End debut in the role of Ogie. McBrayer is best known for starring in 30 Rock from 2006 to 2013 alongside Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin, receiving an Emmy Award nomination for outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series. He also provides the voice of Fix-It Felix for Wreck-it Ralph, as well as lending his voice to animated characters in Despicable Me and The Simpsons.

Waitress the Musical
Waitress to host two cast album karaoke nights at the Adelphi Theatre
Thursday, December 13, 2018

Waitress has announced it will be hosting two "cast album karaoke" nights, inviting audience members to sing on stage at the Adelphi Theatre after a performance of the musical. On Tuesday 19th February and Monday 18th March, audience members can sign up before the performance to sing one minute of their favourite Waitress tune on stage, accompanied by musical director Katharine Woolley after the show.  Tickets for these performances can be bought by selecting the dates in the drop down on this page (right-hand side for desktop users and below for mobile users). 

Photo credit: Joan Marcus
Broadway musical Waitress to get West End premiere next spring
Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Sara Bareilles’ Broadway musical Waitress is set to get its West End premiere when it opens at the Adelphi Theatre next spring. Based on the 2007 film written by Adrienne Shelly, Waitress opened in New York at Broadway’s Brooks Atkinson Theater. It follows the story of a pie-maker called Jenna who longs for a way to escape her loveless marriage, when a baking contest in a nearby town presents her with the perfect opportunity. Waitress will run at the Adelphi Theatre from 8th February 2019, with an official opening night on 6th March 2019. Waitress tickets are on sale now. 

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