Waitress, based on the motion picture by the same name, will be opening at the Adelphi Theatre in February 2019, with music by singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles.
The musical, which has been a hit on Broadway, is said to feature the first all-female creative team in London’s West End.
The cast, along with full booking information, will be announced in due course, with tickets set to go on sale this autumn.
What is Waitress about?
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.
Based on the 2007 motion picture written by Adrienne Shelly, Waitress has a score by six-time Grammy Award-nominated singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles.
The production is currently touring the US and has also recently announced it will have its Australian premiere in 2020 at the Sydney Lyric Theatre.
What do the people behind the show say?
Sara Bareilles commented: “I cannot contain my excitement that we will be bringing Waitress to the West End. We are so proud of this beautiful show and can’t wait to share the story of Jenna with a whole new audience and welcome them into the world of Waitress with open arms and plenty of pie.”
Andrew Lloyd Webber, who co-owns the Adelphi Theatre with the Nederlander Group, said: “I am a massive fan of Sara Bareilles both as a writer and a performer… and absolutely delighted that Waitress is to be seen in the West End.”
For more information, visit www.waitressthemusical.com.