Hell yeah! Sara Bareilles is about to add Broadway composer to her resume as she is set to write the score to the upcoming Broadway musical Waitress!
The show will be based on the 2007 movie of the same name starring Keri Russell. Waitress tells the story of a pregnant waitress in the south trapped in an abusive marriage and looking for a happy ending, which she may or may not find when a charming doctor moves to town. The indie film was a hit with critics, but also made news after the murder of its writer and director Adrienne Shelly.
Sara will write the show’s music and lyrics with Pulitzer Prize winner Paula Vogel writing the book. Diane Paulus, who just won a Tony Award for Pippin, will direct.
Sources : JustJared, Broadway.com