Brave Sara Bareilles 'Songs from Waitress' Album, Now Broadway Musical, 2016 Tickets on Sale
Sara Bareilles is making headlines on the Great White Way yet again. But this time, it's because her first musical, Waitress, is getting solid reviews. The much anticipated movie-turned-album version of Waitress is finally on Broadway proper, giving long-waiting fans something to look forward to from the "Brave" singer this spring. Naturally, resale ticket prices are rising fast.
It was first reported that the tuner would have its Broadway debut in March of 2016 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, where the revival of Spring Awakening is currently being held. It was then later announced the production -- post successful run in Boston during September -- would begin its preview performances on March 25, 2016 and will officially open nearly a month later on April 24.
What makes this musical more of a must-see is that the music's written by a mainstream artist: namely, Sara Bareilles. The AOR mainstay recently released an album entitled What's Inside: Songs from Waitress, on which she sings her own showtunes. There are even rumors (according to Broadway.com's interview, at least) that the singer/songwriter might one day perform them on Broadway, herself.
With or without her, the show's been welcomed with open hearts and open arms. Case in point? The rather high demand for resale tickets. Right now, Waitress tickets currently have an average price of $287 on the secondary market.
Is it possible that Waitress will find the same fiscal success Hamilton has? At last check, Hamilton tickets averaged some $500 on the secondary -- over $200 more expensive than the next most pricey Broadway musical The King and I.
No doubt, Classicalites, you're at least somewhat familiar with this one's plot. Waitress tells the story of Jenna, a pregnant, yes, waitress from the South. She is trapped in an abusive marriage and wants a happy ending more than anything in the world. Apropos, she finds relief -- and that all-important happy ending -- by making creatively named pies, forming a romance with an unlikely suitor.