After yesterday’s triumphant opening night at Broadway’s Brooks Atkinson Theatre, the producers of Waitress have announced that the new Broadway musical Waitress will kick off a national tour in on October 17, 2017, at Cleveland’s Playhouse Square. Additional venues will be revealed in the coming months.
Inspired by Adrienne Shelley’s 2007 motion picture, Waitress features a score by Sara Bareilles and Jessie Nelson. It premiered in 2015 at American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The musical is directed by Diane Paulus, choreographed by Lorin Latarro, and designed by Scott Pask (sets), Suttirat Larlarb (costumes), Christopher Akerlind (lighting), and Jonathan Deans (sound). Nadia DiGiallonardo serves as musical director.
The Broadway company is headed by Tony winner Jessie Mueller, and Tony nominees Nick Cordero, Keala Settle, and Christopher Fitzgerald, along with Kimiko Glenn, Drew Gehling, Dakin Matthews, Eric Anderson, Charity Angél Dawson, Jeremy Morse, Stephanie Torns, Thay Floyd, Molly Hager, Aisha Jackson, Ragan Pharris, Ryan Vasquez, Max Kumangai, and Henry Gottfried.