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I've Got A Tip For You, Get Into Waitress The Musical

'I Didn't Plan It', but I'm obsessed...

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The musical Waitress, is brilliant, it premiered in August 2015, it's breaking barrier and earning many accolades and this is a taster:

1. It's making waves for being the first Broadway musical with an all-female top creative team:

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The producers are Barry and Fran Weissler, known for Chicago & Norton and Elayne Herrick, involved with shows like Pippin. It was directed by Diane Paulus, who won a Tony for Best Director of a Musical for Pippin, with the book from the inimitable Jessie Nelson. The brilliant Sara Bareilles wrote the music & score, as previously mentioned. Let's hear it for the girls!

2. The musical is already gaining awards and recognition:

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As well as being nominated for numerous awards, Waitress has won an Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Featured Actor with Christopher Fitzgerald, it has been nominated for FOUR Tony Awards, including Best Musical!! (Just imagine the pies are awards)

3. Waitress is based on the 2007 indie film of the same name by Adrienne Shelly:

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It's heart-warming and bitter-sweet, and if you can't get your fix of Waitress (the Broadway FOMO is real) then give it a watch and get an idea of the story of Waitress. As well as a fix of the dishy Jeremy Sisto and Nathan Fillio, and the captivating Keri Russell. Tasty.

4. Sara Bareilles wrote the beautiful score and music:

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She's even bagged a Tony nomination for Best Score for Waitress, yaaaassss Queen!

5. And the music is beautiful:

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This is touching and relatable number is full of regret and truths about when you lose yourself, emotions.

6. The music is also funny, and touching and brilliant:

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Just your run-of-the-mill Waitress and Gynaecologist affair song! But, really, the whole album is delicious, and witty, and moving and just beautifully written. Come through, Sara Bareilles.

7. The cast is phenomenal:

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The lead, Jenna, is played by Jessie Mueller, Tony and Grammy winner, and she is supported by an outrageously talented cast. This includes Tony Cordero as Earl, Eric Anderson as Cal, Christopher Fitzgerald as Ogie, Drew Gehling as Dr. Pomatter, Kimiko as Dawn, Keala Settle as Becky and Dakin Matthews as Joe. Plus a host of talented and brilliant ensemble members. Squad goals.

8. Work up your appetite with the Waitress TV commercial:

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I'm ready to order

The cast recording of the Waitress soundtrack is available from TODAY!!

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For more information about tickets and the soundtrack and an unyielding obsession with pies, visit the website

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