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Brooks Atkinson Theatre
Jan 18 2017
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Details of Waitress and the Ticket Luck value
In the past women have usually taken the backseat to men in the entertainment industry for quite some time, and this was quite apparent in the theater business, especially in members of the crew. However, over the years exceptional women have managed to rise above this repression and recently they have been taking an even more active role in the management side of different plays and musicals. The best example of the change occurring between the roles of men and women can be seen in Broadway's latest sensation, 'Waitress'. Not only does the show follow the story of a woman, the play's music, lyrics, book, choreography, and direction have all been supervised by women, making it the first Broadway show to achieve this amazing feat.
Roll the dough
Waitress is a musical that made its worldwide debut in 2015 at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge Massachusetts. After receiving stellar reviews, the production was then moved to Broadway, where it made it premiered at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre in March of 2016, in the process setting a record at the venue for the highest earning ever recorded in one day.
It also became the first show in history to have had women involved in almost every creative process, with the book by Jessie Nelson, music and lyrics by popular pop star Sara Bareilles, choreography by Lorin Latarro, and direction by Diane Paulus. You can catch some of this revolutionary production as well, if you just get your Waitress tickets.
Bake it in the oven
The production is originally based on a movie of the same name, which came out in 2007 and was written and directed by Adrienne Shelly. It follows the story of a waitress Jenna Hunterson, who works at a diner, yet harbors the dream of one day opening up her own pie shop. However, making her dream come true is not easy work as she is married to an abusive and lazy man, who tries to control every little aspect of her life.
Things get worse when she realizes that she is pregnant, as she doesn't want her baby to grow up in the toxic environment provided by her husband. So she devises a plan that will get her and her unborn baby away from his clutches. She decides to enter a pie baking competition that will give her the money she needs to start a new life, as well as provide a healthy home for her child.
Time to eat some pie
One of the most important aspects of the show, before its planned move to the stage, was the music and lyrics. And not many people could have done it justice like Sara Bareilles. This talented singer and songwriter has been involved in the music industry since 2002, and this was her first experience working in a musical. Over the years she has released four high selling albums, with three of them making it into the top ten of the Billboard charts and one even recording platinum level sales in the US.
She released her fifth album “What's Inside: Songs from Waitress” in 2015 and it features the soundtrack from the musical. The album was an instant hit, making it to number two on the Billboard charts and recording over thirty thousand album sales in its very first week of release. Its release attracted a lot of attention to the play itself, and introduced it into the mainstream. Her amazing soundtrack also enabled the musical to become a smash hit and win a Drama Desk Award as well as an Outer Critics Circle Award. Now you can watch this show for yourself too, if you want. Just book your Waitress tickets and enjoy the experience, live at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre.