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Friday, June 24

Broadway's The Waitress to open in London next Spring?

The hit Broadway musical The Waitress  (where Jessie Mueller, who won a Tony for her portrait of Carole King in Beautiful, plays the title character)
is aiming to open in the West End in Spring 2017 subject to a suitable theatre being found.

The musical  opened in New York in April and has a score by Sara Bareilles with book by Jessie Nelson and is based on the 2007 motion picture written by Adrienne Shelly.  It tells the story of Jenna who  works in a diner in a small Southern town and is a genius at creating luscious desserts, but her marriage to  overbearing lout Earl makes happiness impossible. She finds some escape through camaraderie with her colleagues at the diner and  by baking fantastic pies.

When she discovers she is pregnant, she makes plans to skip town before her condition is obvious. However, she begins an affair with the new town doctor , who is the only one who knows her secret.

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