Producers of confirmed that Waitress the musical has extended its booking period until 7th December.
The musical comedy, which opened at London’s Adelphi Theatre on 7th March, tells the story of Jenna, a waitress and expert pie-maker who dreams of happiness.
When a hot new doctor arrives in town, life gets complicated.
With the support of her workmates Becky and Dawn, Jenna overcomes the challenges she faces and finds that laughter, love and friendship can provide the perfect recipe for happiness.
About the West End cast
Waitress stars Lucie Jones (who came to prominence on the X Factor in 2009) as Jenna, Ashley Roberts (former Pussycat Dolls member) as Dawn, Marisha Wallace as Becky, Blake Harrison (from The Inbetweeners) as Ogie , Peter Hannah as Earl, David Hunter as Dr. Pomatter and Shaun Prendergast as Old Joe.
Brought to life by a female-led creative team, Waitress features an original score by seven-time Grammy® nominee Sara Bareilles (Love Song, Brave), a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson (I Am Sam) and direction by Tony Award® winner Diane Paulus (Pippin, Finding Neverland) and choreography by Lorin Latarro.
The production is currently touring the US and has also announced it will have its Australian première in 2020 at the Sydney Lyric Theatre.
Success on Broadway
On its Broadway opening, Waitress was nominated for four Outer Critics’ Circle Awards, including Outstanding New Broadway Musical; two Drama League Award Nominations, including Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical; six Drama Desk Nominations, including Outstanding Musical; and four Tony Award Nominations, including Best Musical.
Based on the 2007 motion picture written by Adrienne Shelly, the show became the first Broadway musical in history to have four women in the top four creative team spots.