The Tony Award-nominated smash hit musical Waitress will have its official UK premiere in the West End next spring 2019. Currently playing its third year on Broadway, the show will bring with it an all-female creative team – a West End musical first – when it begins performances at the Adelphi Theatre in February 2019.
Waitress opened on Broadway in 2016. Based on the 2007 motion picture written by Adrienne Shelly, it's the first Broadway musical in history to have four women in the four top creative team spots, with a book by Jessie Nelson, a score by six-time Grammy Award-nominated singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles, choreography by Lorin Latarro and direction by Tony Award-winner Diane Paulus.
Waitress tells the story of Jenna, an expert pie maker in a small town, who dreams of a way out of her loveless marriage. A baking contest in a nearby county and the town’s new doctor may offer her a chance at a new life, while her fellow waitresses offer their own recipes to happiness. But Jenna must find the courage and strength within herself to rebuild her life. This American musical celebrates friendship, motherhood, and the magic of a well-made pie.
On its Broadway opening, Waitress was nominated for four Outer Critics’ Circle Awards, two Drama League Award Nominations, six Drama Desk Nominations and four Tony Award nominations, including Best Musical.
Last updated: September, 2018