About the showSara Bareilles brings her freshly-baked musical Waitress to the West End, transferring to the Adelphi Theatre following the departure of Cyndi Lauper’s Kinky Boots. Originally opening on Broadway in 2016, the smash-hit show opens in London on 8 February 2019.
Waitress is based on Adrienne Shelly’s 2007 film of the same name, which follows pie-maker Jenna who has her sights set on escaping her small town and a loveless marriage. When a baking contest arises nearby, she sees a way out. That is, until she discovers a secret of her own.
Lucie Jones (Legally Blonde) currently stars as Jenna. She is joined by Laura Baldwin (Eugenius!) as Dawn, Strictly Come Dancing star Joe Sugg as Ogie, Andrew Boyer as Old Joe, Sandra Marvin as Becky, Tamlyn Henderson as Earl and David Hunter as Dr. Pomatter. The role of Lulu will be shared by Fifi Christophers and Arabella Duffy. Further casting includes Kelly Agbowu, Cindy Belliot, Nathaniel Morrison, Leanne Pinder, Piers Bate, Michael Hamway, Stephen Leask, Chris McGuigan, Sarah O'Connor, Olivia Moore and Charlotte Riby.
Featuring music and lyrics by six-time Grammy Award-nominee Sara Bareilles, the heart-warming, charming musical features already well-known tunes such as “Bad Idea”, “You Matter to Me” and “She Used to Be Mine”, amongst many other fun songs.
Originally starring Broadway legend Jessie Mueller as Jenna, alongside Drew Gehling, Kimiko Glenn, Keala Settle and award-winner Christopher Fitzgerald, Broadway’s Waitress has since starred Betsy Wolfe, Katherine McPhee and Bareilles herself.
With the London production to be directed by Diane Paulus (Pippin) and choreographed by Lorin Latarro (Les Liaisons Dangereuses), the show is billed to be the first West End musical to feature an all-female creative team.
Receiving its UK premiere at London’s Adelphi Theatre, Waitress is the Tony and Drama Desk Award-nominated musical that bakes love, loss and passion into one tasty treat. The production runs from 8 February 2019 with a press night on 7 March 2019.
Who Should See It?Fans of Sara Bareilles’ music will be thrilled by this musical, which combines her skill with delicious musical theatre! Those who feel like they’ve missed out on the Broadway production can now see it in the West End!