The producers of Waitress have announced that the West End production at the Adelphi Theatre has closed. The multi-award-winning Broadway transfer had been originally booking until 4 July 2020, with Lucie Jones and David Hunter returning to the lead roles of Jenna and Dr Pomatter on 23 March.
It’s fair to say that the immediate future is looking pretty sweet for the Broadway transfer of Sara Bareilles’ Tony-nominated musical Waitress with more tickets released and the show extending its booking period to 19 October 2019 at the Adelphi Theatre. But how did the Mates rate the show: did they want more pie?
Based on the 2007 film of the same name by Adrienne Shelly, the musical adaptation of Waitress made its Broadway debut back in 2016 and has now made the leap across the pond to London’s West End, setting up shop at the Adelphi Theatre.
Waitress opens in the West End this week and I grabbed a rare, brief opportunity to chat with the musical’s Tony-winning director Diane Paulus about the show.
Ahead of the first preview performance of Waitress in the West End, it has been announced that more tickets have been released and the show has extended its booking period to 19 October 2019 at the Adelphi Theatre.
Full casting information for the West End premiere of Sara Bareilles’ Waitress has been released today with news that Shaun Prendergast will play Old Joe.
US film and television star Jack McBrayer, best known as Kenneth in 30 Rock, will make his West End debut in the role of Ogie in Waitress, which will begin preview performances on 8 February 2019 ahead of its official opening night on 7 March at London’s Adelphi Theatre.
Further casting has been announced for the original London company of Sara Bareilles’ Tony Award-nominated musical Waitress with Marisha Wallace playing Becky alongside Laura Baldwin as Dawn, Peter Hannah as Earl and David Hunter as Dr. Pomatter.
Katharine McPhee will make her West End debut starring as Jenna in the UK premiere of Waitress, having played the role on Broadway earlier this year.
The Tony Award-nominated hit musical Waitress will have its official UK premiere in the West End in spring 2019. Currently playing its third year on Broadway, the show will bring with it an all-female creative team – a West End musical first – when it begins performances at the Adelphi Theatre in February 2019.
Move over Mrs Lovett, there’s a new baker on the block. Waitress, Sara Bareilles’ female-fuelled take on modern Americana, is perhaps the finest example of new musical theatre writing in quite some years.