Broadway’s ‘Waitress’ Announces Closing Date

Broadway’s Waitress will close Jan. 5, 2020, the show’s producers announced today. The Sara Bareilles musical, directed by Diane Paulus, began previews at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on March 25, 2016, opened on April 24, and will have played 33 previews and 1,544 regular performances by closing night.

The announcement was made by lead producers Barry and Fran Weissler.

With a book by Jessie Nelson, music and lyrics by Bareilles and choreography by Lorin Latarro, Waitress was based on the 2007 film written and directed by Adrienne Shelly starring Keri Russell.

The musical adaptation premiered at Boston’s American Repertory Theatre in summer 2015 before moving to Broadway.

Broadway’s Waitress originally starred Jessie Mueller as Jenna, the pie-maker stuck in an abusive marriage. In its nearly four-year run, the production has featured cast members Adam Shapiro, Al Roker, Betsy Wolfe, Christopher Fitzgerald, Colleen Ballinger, Dakin Matthews, Drew Gehling, Eddie Jemison, Erich Bergen, Gavin Creel, Jason Mraz,
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