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"THE WOMEN OF WAITRESS ARE CHANGING BROADWAY!" (Time Magazine). 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), choreography by Lorin Latarro (Les Dangereuse Liasons, Waiting for Godot) and direction by Tony Award® winner Diane Paulus (Hair, 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.

"WAITRESS is a little slice of heaven!" says Entertainment Weekly and "a monumental contribution to Broadway!" according to Marie Claire. Don't miss this uplifting musical celebrating friendship, motherhood, and the magic of a well-made pie.


Sara Bareilles’ fresh, contemporary songs interwoven with a heartfelt storyline will appeal to longtime Broadway fans and new theatergoers alike.



Runtime: Approximately 150 minutes
Intermissions: One 20 Minute Intermission
Age Recommendation: Recommended for ages 13 and older
Pricing Information: Ticket prices are subject to change


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Approx. 150 minutes including (one) 20 minute intermission

Prices vary according to when you purchase and the popularity of the show.

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  ‘Waitress’ the Musical Boasts First All-Female Creative Team in Broadway History When writer Jessie Nelson was first approached about transforming the hit film “Waitress” into a Broadway musical — running at The Smith Center October 9 to 14 — she agreed on the spot. “I just thought (the film director) Adrienne Sh