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Sara Bareilles’s ‘Waitress’ Musical Gets Opening Date

Sara Bareilles's 'Waitress' Musical Gets Opening Date

The Sara Bareilles’ stage musical “Waitress” has found a debut date. 

The critically acclaimed production starring Tony-winning actress Jessie Mueller will begin previews on March 25, 2016, and officially open on April 24 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre.

The musical is based on the 2007 film by the late writer-director Adrienne Shelly, about a culinary genius slumming it as a server. Mueller’s Jenna is eager to flee her unhappy marriage and escape the confines of her small town, but finds herself pregnant with her unwanted husband’s baby.

Diane Paulus, the American Repertory Theatre artistic director, will helm. In addition to Bareilles’ song and lyrics, the female contributions to the musical include Jessie Nelson’s book. 

[via Deadline]

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