The wait for 'Waitress' is finally over. The all new musical, based on the 2007 film, is now open for previews. The show stars Jessie Mueller and features music and lyrics by pop singer/songwriter sensation, Sara Bareilles.
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.
Tony nominee Nick Cordero has been tapped to star in the Sara Bareilles musical Waitress when it comes to Broadway in March.
The Tony-winning star of 'Beautiful – The Carole King Musical' is among the Chicago-bred Broadway talent helping kick off the FWD Theatre Project.
Idina Menzel's pop-culture ascendance may have hit a tiny snag Sunday night when she lost out in the Tony Awards balloting to newcomer Jessie Mueller.
But a bigger story out of the 2014 Broadway season didn't come so much from the winners' envelopes, but from the number of shows focussed on African-American culture or starring African-American performers.
But Off- or Off-Off Broadway shows were shut out in the Play and Musical categories.