A Look Back at Waitress Previews

During previews it’s given that some things about the show would change. Even from their pre-Broadway run at A.R.T. some changes were made, a fairly noticeable one being that “Door Number Three” isn’t in the musical anymore… (sorry for spoilers)

BUT – that doesn’t mean the show is lacking anywhere. In fact, Sara even wrote a little tune to remind people to turn off their cell-phones before the show starts. You can listen below… it resembles her song “Cassiopeia” and some agree that the end has a hint of a small part in “Sweet As Whole”.

here’s a link to the song 🙂 Turn Off Your Cell Phone


Broadway Box Office: ‘Waitress’ Musical Is Piping Hot in Its First Week

With the Easter holiday prodding the overall Broadway box office to rise again, the new musical “Waitress” had a hearty debut, averaging a whopping $140,000 per performance in its first three previews.

Based on the 2007 Adrienne Shelly film, “Waitress” ($425,7830) is powered by a score by singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles and by the movie’s feel-good tale. It doesn’t hurt, too, that the story, centering on an unhappy waitress who enters a pie-baking contest, seems to hold clear appeal to the largely female demographic that makes up the majority of Broadway ticket buyers. In its first days on the boards, the show played to full houses and broke the box office record at the 1,045-seat Brooks Atkinson Theater for a single performance, reporting $145,532 for its first preview.


March 25th was the start of previews for Waitress and things went pretty well. Even the technical issues on March 31st led to a special show for the audience.


How to kill time while a problem gets fixed? Have your Grammy-nominated songwriter charm the crowd.

-Lonnie Firestone, Vanity Fair


Also, check out the video in the link below from Broadway World!


Molly Hager, who was in charge of the Waitress Musical SnapChat that night, along with Sara herself also captured the moments of the unplanned mini show. Here’s a compilation video in case you missed it!

It may not be a surprise to fellow Sara fans that this pause in the show led her to sing “Part of Your World”, although we later find out that Sara will play Ariel in two of the upcoming shows of ‘The Little Mermaid’ at Hollywood Bowl. (more on this later)



Don’t forget to check out the Tony nominated musical’s website

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