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Theatre: Brooks Atkinson Theatre
Opening Night: April 24 2016
Barry and Fran Weissler, Norton and Elayne Herrick, David I. Berley, Independent Presenters Network, A.C. Orange International, Peter May, Michael Roiff, Ken Schur, Marisa Sechrest, Jam Theatricals, 1 Theatrics, Benjamin Simpson & Joseph Longthorne/Shira Friedman, The American Repertory Theater
Best Musical
Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical


Jenna (Jessie Mueller), a waitress and expert pie maker, is 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.


  • With past Tony-winner Diane Paulus directing and Lorin Latarro as the choreographer, Waitress is said to be the first musical in Broadway history where the top creative slots (writer, composer, director, choreographer) are filled by four women.
  • Composer Sara Bareilles first achieved mainstream success with the hit single "Love Song," which reached number four on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 2007—the same year that the film of Waitress was released.


Waitress premiered at the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, MA in the summer of 2015. The musical is based on the 2007 film of the same title.


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