UK premiere for Broadway musical

Hit musical Waitress will have its official UK premiere in London’s West End next spring.

Currently playing its third year on Broadway, the show will bring with it an all-female creative team – a West End musical first – with a book by Jessie Nelson, a score by singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles, choreography by Lorin Latarro and direction by Diane Paulus.

Performances begin at the Adelphi Theatre in February 2019 and the London cast will be announced in due course.

Waitress opened in 2016 on Broadway and is based on the 2007 film written by Adrienne Shelly.

The production is currently touring the US and will have its Australian premiere in 2020 at the Sydney Lyric Theatre.

Waitress tells the story of Jenna, an expert pie maker in a small town, who dreams of a way out of her loveless marriage.

A baking contest in a nearby county and the town’s new doctor may offer her a chance at a new life, while her fellow waitresses offer their own recipes to happiness.

Picture of the original Broadway production by Joan Marcus.