Sara Bareilles to Direct ‘Waitress’ Return to Broadway

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NEW YORK (AP) – The musical “Waitress” may have closed on Broadway in January 2020 after a long natural life, but it is returning after the pandemic – with Sara Bareilles in the lead.

The singer-songwriter of “Brave” and “Love Song” will star in a musical resurrection, playing the lead role of Jenna Hunterson. She will be in the show when it reboots in his new home at the Ethel Barrymore Theater from September 2 to October 17.

“Broadway is courage and grace, magic and chaos, and I can’t wait to feel the electricity rushing through us all as the curtains rise again,” Bareilles said in a statement. Wednesday.

The musical tells the story of a waitress and pastry chef trapped in a small town restaurant and a loveless marriage. It is adapted from a 2007 film starring Keri Russell.

Bareilles has previously released his versions of the songs from the musical in “What’s Inside: Songs From Waitress”, including the single “She Used to Be Mine”. She expanded her fan base by appearing in the comedy television series “Girls5eva” during the pandemic.

Bareilles made three appearances in the show during his four years on Broadway that ended a few months before the pandemic struck. She joins other composers who have appeared in their own Broadway shows, including Sting in “The Last Ship” and Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong, who made several stage visits to her show “American Idiot”.

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