"WAITRESS" ADAPTED FOR BROADWAY

Aug 13, 2015

By Kim O'Hare

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The Sara Bareilles’ musical “Waitress” has found a Broadway home.

Producers Barry and Fran Weissler said Thursday that the adaptation of the 2007 film starring Keri Russell will play the Brooks Atkinson Theatre beginning in April.

The show is currently playing at the American Repertory Theater outside Boston starring Jessie Mueller, who won the Tony Award for best leading actress in a musical last year. No casting was announced for the Broadway run.

It will be directed by Diane Paulus, the artistic director, who has also helmed the recent revival of “Pippin” and the new “Finding Neverland.” Bareilles is behind such hits as “King of Anything” and “Love Song.”

“Waitress” tells the story of a waitress trapped in a small-town diner and a loveless marriage.

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