It’s the delicious new musical that became the crème de la crème of Broadway, but Sara Bareilles has confirmed Waitress is looking to transfer to the West End....
Women on the Verge... extends to 22 August 2015
The production originally opened on 12 January 2015, following previews from 18 December 2014, and was scheduled to play a 20-week limited run to 9 May 2015.
The musical, which features music and lyrics by David Yazbek, and book by Jeffrey Lane, is based on the film of the same name by Pedro Almodovar. It opened to mixed reviews, with many praising the new scale of the production and the lead performances.
It was announced this week that cast members Tamsin Greig and Hadyn Gwynne have been nominated for Olivier Awards for Best Actress in a Musical and Best Supporting actress in a Musical respectively.
Both performers will remain with the production throughout the extension, alongside a cast which also includes Seline Hizli (Marisa), Anna Skellern (Candela), Willemijn Verkaik (Paulina), Ricardo Afonso (Taxi Driver), Rebecca McKinnis (Christina), Sarah Moyle (Pepa’s Concierge), Haydn Oakley (Carlos), Jerome Pradon (Ivan), Marianne Benedict, Holly James, Michael Matus, Alastair Natkiel, Nuno Queimado and Dale Rapley.
The West End production is directed by Tony Award-winner Bartlett Sher, who also directed the original production on Broadway, which starred Sherie Rene Scott, Patti LuPone, Brian Stokes Mitchell, and Laura Benanti, and played the Belasco Theatre from 08 October 2010 to 02 January 2011. It was nominated for 3 Tony Awards in 2011 - Best Original Score, and Best Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical (for both LuPone and Benanti).
The musical captures the sexy and colourful spirit of Pedro Almodóvar’s Madrid, and follows Pepa and her friends as they juggle their everyday lives and extraordinary moments in a surprising, and rebellious musical comedy.