Singer/ song-writer Sara Barielles, who won a sting of Grammy nominations for pop hit 'Love Song' in 2007, completes the all-female creative team. She brings a keen sense of comedy to the score, combing Broadway ballads with country music to elevate this sweet story about baking and badly-timed romance.
Now London gets a taste as Waitress the musical transfers to the Adelphi Theatre for spring 2019 (exact dates to be confirmed).
The show follows Jenna, a small-town diner waitress with a penchant for baking pies. A surprise pregnancy makes Jenna re-evaluate her loveless marriage just as a handsome doctor makes her heart beat faster. Thankfully her best friends are there to guide and support Jenna's journey into motherhood. Then a pie-baking contest offers a life-changing opportunity.
Waitress has played on Broadway since 2016, scooping four Tony Award nominations along the way. Critics enthused about light, uplifting comedy, with some more mixed reviews suggesting the show can feel laboured.
American actor and singer Katharine McPhee, who has already played the role of Jenna on Broadway, will make her West End debut to reprise the role. Since finding fame on reality TV show American Idol, McPhee has launched a successful singing career and starred in TV dramas Smash and Scorpion.
|What||Waitress, Adelphi Theatre, Spring 2019|
|Where||Adelphi Theatre, Strand, London, WC2R 0NS | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Charing Cross (underground)|
02 Feb 19 – 25 May 19, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
|Website||Click here for more information and tickets|