From 17 June 2019 Ashley Roberts will be making her West End debut as Dawn in Sara Bareilles’ hit musical Waitress for a strictly limited summer season, while it has also been confirmed that Lucie Jones will take over the role of Jenna from that date.
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?
Now officially open in the West End, Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for the London production of Sara Bareilles’ musical Waitress.
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.
Of all the new musicals that Broadway has shipped to London in recent years, Waitress is quite possibly the greatest as Sara Bareillles takes an unflinching look at 21st century America through the eyes of waitress Jenna and her two best friends and workmates, Becky and Dawn.
Christopher Haydon, the former artistic director of the Gate Theatre in London, has written the book About The Art of the Artistic Director.
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.
This quirky, entertaining show might be inspired by Shakespeare’s classic tale of love, magic and mishaps but it has a life of its own.