Jessie Mueller is starring in 'Waitress the Musical,' which features music written by Sara Bareilles. However, just four years ago, Mueller and Bareilles were competing over the same glass slipper. Both women were up for the role of Cinderella in 2012 Shakespeare in the Park production of 'Into the Woods,' with Mueller winning out in the end.
Bernadette Peters has spent a lifetime bewitching Broadway fans with amazing talent. Peters, although not limited to, is widely known for appearing a large number musicals written by famed composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim, including, 'A Little Night Music', 'Sunday in the Park with George', 'Follies' and 'Gypsy'. However, Bernadette will always be known to fans as the original Witch in the hit Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine collaboration, 'Into the Woods'. Following the release of the recent Disney film, based on the musical, Bernadette and others from the original Broadway cast reunited for a series of concerts. In other news, Bernadette also discussed a possible return to Broadway.
Roundabout Theatre Company is bringing Fiasco Theater's stripped-down production of the musical to New York just as the Disney movie version opens.
At one point it seemed you couldn't avoid Anna Kendrick if you tried. After breaking through with Pitch Perfect and having a hit single from the movie, Hollywood is giving her another production--this one a full-blown musical entitled The Last Five Years.