The hit Broadway musical Waitress will return to Broadway for a limited engagement, September 2, 2021 - January 9, 2022, at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre.
Sara Bareilles, the Grammy Award-winning composer ofWaitress, will star in the lead role of Jenna Hunterson September 2 through October 17.
Producers Barry and Fran Weissler said, “Broadway is back! Waitress is so much more than just a great musical returning home. The show is a prime example of resilience, in the same way that New Yorkers and all Americans have grown over that last year. And Broadway is returning as the engine that drives New York City’s recovery, drawing audiences from around the world to be wowed, to celebrate, to cry and to laugh again. We are so proud to be part of that celebration.New York City is alive again!”
The Waitress design team features sets by Tony Award-winner Scott Pask, costumes by Suttirat Anne Larlarb, lighting by Tony Award-winner Christopher Akerlind and sound by Tony Award-nominee Jonathan Deans. Music supervisor is Nadia DiGiallonardo. Casting is by Telsey + Company.
Debuting in April 2016, Waitress is one of the longest-running shows in recent Broadway history, playing more than 1500 performances at The Brooks Atkinson Theatre. The musical recouped its production investment in less than 10 months - Waitress and Hamilton were the only new musicals from the 2015-2016 Broadway season that went into profit that year.