Waitress is Changing Broadway For Good

The hit new musical with music written by pop sensation Sara Bareilles becomes the first broadway musical with all female creative team

  1. "Waitress", a new musical with songs written by Sara Bareilles, took the stage on March 27th at the Brooks Atkinson Theater, located on West 47th street in New York City.
  2. In it's opening weekend of previews, Waitress raked in an average of $140 thousand dollars per performance, braking the box office record and flying by "Shuffle Along" and "American Psycho" which also opened previews the same week as Waitress.
  3. In addition to braking the box office record, Waitress is also one of three Broadway musicals with an all female creative team since 1975. Over the last 41 seasons of Broadway musicals, only about 1 in 10 directors, authors, composers, or choreographers, have been female.
  4. The musical started as a screenplay by Jesse Nelson, but never made it to the screen. In 2007 Nelson discovered that the screenplay was being turned into a musical and she, along with singer/songwriter Sara Bareilles, teamed up with two other women to transform Nelson's ideas into a musical.
  5. Waitress began previews on March 27th, 2016, and has been taking the broadway community by storm ever since.
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