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Thursday, 20 February 2020

Preview: Waitress at Sunderland Empire

The first ever tour of the smash hit musical Waitress
Sunderland Empire
Monday 1st – Saturday 6th February 2021

Barry & Fran Weissler and David Ian present the first ever UK and Ireland tour of the smash hit Broadway and West End musical Waitress, arriving in the North East in February 2021. Full casting to be announced soon.


Waitress is based on the 2007 movie written by Adrienne Shelley. Music and lyrics are written by GRAMMY award-winning, singer-songwriter sensation Sara Bareilles, who recently appeared on the Graham Norton TV show, performing the hit song from the show She Used To Be Mine. With a book by Jessie Nelson, direction by Tony-award winner Diane Paulus and choreography by Lorin Latarro, Waitress has garnered multiple awards and nominations in both America and the UK, receiving acclaim from both audiences and critics alike.

Waitress opened on Broadway on 24th April 2016 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, where it ran until 5th January 2020. Waitress celebrated its official opening night at the Adelphi Theatre in London’s West End on 7 March 2019. In addition to London, Waitress is currently on a North American tour, and is set to open in Australia, Holland and Japan.


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. But Jenna must find the courage and strength within herself to rebuild her life. This beautiful musical celebrates friendship, motherhood, and the magic of a wellmade pie.



Book by Jessie Nelson

Music and lyrics by Grammy Award-winner Sara Bareilles

Based upon the motion picture written by Adrienne Shelley

Directed by Tony Award-winner Diane Paulus

Waitress was originally produced by Barry & Fran Weissler and Norton & Elayne Herrick. The tour is produced by Barry & Fran Weissler and David Ian Productions.
Photos: Jeremy Daniel


Tickets:
Waitress comes to Sunderland Empire from Monday 1 - Saturday 6 February 2021.

Tickets available in person at the Box Office on High Street West, or online from our affiliates ATG Tickets: https://tinyurl.com/WaitressSunderland #Ad
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