Jessie Mueller Is In A New Broadway Show And It Looks Adorable

Waitress opens in April 2016.

1. Be still our hearts! This spring, Jessie Mueller — who won a Tony in 2014 for her role as Carol King in Beautiful — is coming back to Broadway in a new show called Waitress.

2. Waitress is based on the 2007 film of the same name, which was originally written by the late Adrienne Shelly.

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Shelly was murdered in 2006 before the movie was released.

3. There’s also a book written by Jessie Nelson, and all of the show’s music and lyrics are by Sara Bareilles.

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4. Mueller plays a character named Jenna, a small town waitress and baker with dreams to open her own pie shop.

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She unexpectedly has to grapple with an unplanned pregnancy, unhappy marriage, and possible feelings for her new doctor.

5. Dr. Pomatter is played by Drew Gehling.

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6. And in this exclusive video, we get a behind-the-scenes look at the musical’s first photo shoot.

7. “I’m not a wild child, I’ve never been a wild child,” Mueller said. “So my guilty pleasure would probably be being on the couch with a glass of wine or a martini up with a twist.”

8. Same, Jessie. Same.

9. Waitress opens in New York City on April 24, 2016 and previews begin on March 25.

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