Sara Bareilles will join the cast of Waitress from 27 January 2020. The internationally renowned singer and songwriter, who wrote the music for the smash-hit show, will lead the cast as Jenna alongside Olivier Award winner Gavin Creel.
Take a look at Sara Bareilles singing “What Baking can do” at the Adelphi Theatre earlier this week.
Meet Jenna, a waitress and expert pie-maker who dreams her way out of a loveless marriage. 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.
Brought to life by a groundbreaking, female-led creative team, this “warm, witty, wise and hilarious” (Express) hit features “one of the best scores in years” (The Stage) by 7-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).
Receiving standing ovations night after night, Waitress is “the real deal” (Independent) musical comedy “made from the finest ingredients” (Time Out) and “joyously life-affirming celebration of love and friendship” (Express).