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National Tour News Sara Bareilles' Waitress Will Play Engagements in Charlotte and Cleveland

The Tony-nominated musical is based on the 2007 film by Adrienne Shelly.

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Sara Bareilles' Tony-nominated Waitress, which ended its return Broadway engagement in December 2021, will play standalone dates in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Cleveland, Ohio, later this year. The two engagements will be a separate production from the current non-Equity national tour, which resumed in October 2021.

Waitress will play the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center in Charlotte April 19-May 22 in the 442-seat Booth Playhouse. Tickets are available at Performances at Playhouse Square's 550-seat Hanna Theatre in Cleveland are scheduled for May 26-July 23. Tickets for the Ohio run will go on sale March 2. Casting will be announced at a later date.

Based on the 2007 film by Adrienne Shelly, Waitress was the first Broadway musical in history to have women in the four top creative team spots, with a book by Jessie Nelson, a score by Grammy winner Bareilles, choreography by Lorin Latarro, and direction by Tony winner Diane Paulus.

The original Broadway production opened at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre April 24, 2016. The production played 33 previews and 1,544 regular performances before closing January 5, 2020, earning four Tony nominations, including Best Original Score and Best Musical. 

Waitress also has sets by Tony winner Scott Pask, costumes by Suttirat Anne Larlarb, lighting by Tony winner Christopher Akerlind, and sound by Tony nominee Jonathan Deans. The music supervisor is Nadia DiGiallonardo, and casting is by The Telsey Office.

Waitress was produced on Broadway by Barry and Fran Weissler and Norton and Elayne Herrick. 

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