Broadway’s irresistible new hit musical ‘Waitress’ makes Nashville debut June 5-10
Featuring ground-breaking all-female creative team, original music and lyrics by six-time Grammy Award nominee Sara Bareilles
Tickets on sale Friday, March 9, at 10 a.m.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Waitress, the blockbuster Broadway musical featuring a score by Grammy Award and Tony Award nominee Sara Bareilles, makes its Nashville debut at Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s Andrew Jackson Hall with a one-week engagement June 5-10.
Tickets go on sale Friday, March 9, at 10 a.m. at TPAC.org, by phone at 615-782-4040 and at the TPAC Box Office, 505 Deaderick St. For groups of 10 or more, call 615-782-4060.
Brought to life by a ground-breaking all-female creative team, this irresistible new hit features original music and lyrics by six-time Grammy Award nominee Sara Bareilles ("Brave," "Love Song"), a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson (“I Am Sam”), choreography by Lorin Latarro (“Les Dangereuse Liaisons,” “Waiting For Godot”) and direction by Tony Award® winner Diane Paulus (“Hair,” “Pippin,” “Finding Neverland”).
Inspired by Adrienne Shelly's beloved film, Waitress tells the story of Jenna – a waitress and expert pie maker, who dreams of a way out of her small town and loveless marriage. A baking contest in a nearby county and the town's new doctor may offer her a chance at a fresh start, while her fellow waitresses offer their own recipes for happiness. But Jenna must summon the strength and courage to rebuild her own life.
"It's an empowering musical of the highest order!" raves the Chicago Tribune. "Waitress is a little slice of heaven!" says Entertainment Weekly and "a monumental contribution to Broadway!" according to Marie Claire. Don't miss this uplifting musical celebrating friendship, motherhood, and the magic of a well-made pie.
“Nashville is a town of extraordinary singers and songwriters, and we’re thrilled for the chance to experience this delicious hit musical featuring an all-female creative team with music by Sara Bareilles,” said Kathleen O’Brien, TPAC president and chief executive officer. “This story, featuring a strong female character who uses her creativity to overcome obstacles to independence and self-destiny will absolutely capture your heart.”
If You Go:
June 5-10, 2018
TPAC’s Andrew Jackson Hall
505 Deaderick St.
Waitress is the seventh production featured in the 2017-18 HCA/TriStar Health Broadway at TPAC season and is presented locally by Nashville Originals. Performance schedule, prices, and cast are subject to change without notice. The Broadway season is supported by the HCA Foundation on behalf of HCA and the TriStar Family of Hospitals, and NewsChannel 5 is the media sponsor. Institutional sponsors for TPAC include Nissan North America and Coca-Cola. TPAC is funded in part by support from the Tennessee Arts Commission and the Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission.
TPAC is an accessible facility that provides a variety of services including wheelchair accommodations, accessible parking, and assistive listening devices. Open captioning, American Sign Language, audio description, and large print and Braille programs are offered at the Sunday matinee performance of each Broadway series and Broadway special engagement. For more information, contact our Accessible Services team at 615-782-4087.
TPAC reminds ticket buyers that the only official place to buy tickets online is TPAC.org.