Waitress is a musical with music and lyrics by Sara Bareilles, and a book by

Jessie Nelson. Based on the 2007 film of the same name, written by Adrienne
Shelly, the musical tells the story of Jenna Hunterson, a waitress in an
unhappy marriage to her husband Earl. When Jenna unexpectedly becomes
pregnant she begins an affair with her gynecologist Dr. Jim Pomatter. Looking
for ways out she sees a pie contest and its grand prize as her chance.

Stage rights to the film were purchased in 2007, whilst the musicals creative
team was assembled by 2013. The original production of Waitress premiered
at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge in August 2015, with
direction by Diane Paulus and choreography by Chase Brock, and starring
Jessie Mueller, Drew Gehling and Joe Tippett as Jenna, Jim and Earl,
respectively. It made its Broadway debut at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on
April 24, 2016 following previews that began on March 25, 2016. A US tour is
scheduled for 2017.