WAITRESS Pro Shot To Premiere At 2023 Tribeca Film Festival

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Caitlin Houlahan, Sara Bareilles, and Charity Angél Dawson | Photo: Joan Marcus

Kobi Kassal
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April 18, 2023 11:15 AM

After much wait, and a few cryptic tweets that sent theatre fans into a dizzy, it was announced that Waitress, The Musical - Live On Broadway! will premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival running from June 7 - 18, 2023 here in New York City. Single tickets go on sale May 2 at https://tribecafilm.com/festival.

Based on the film of the same title written by Adrienne Shelly, Waitress tells the story of Jenna, a master pie baker trapped in a loveless marriage in a small town. With original music and lyrics by Grammy winner Sara Bareilles and a book by Jessie Nelson, the production is directed by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus. 

The cast includes Bareilles, Charity Angél Dawson, Caitlin Houlahan, Drew Gehling, Dakin Matthews, Eric Anderson, with Joe Tippett, and Christopher Fitzgerald.

Waitress is the first Broadway musical in history to have four women in the four top creative team spots, with a book by Nelson, music and lyrics by Grammy Winner and Tony and Emmy Award-nominated Bareilles, and choreography by Lorin Latarro. The production had its world premiere and was developed at American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge in 2015, where Paulus serves as Artistic Director.

The Waitress design team features sets by Tony Award-winner Scott Pask, costumes by Suttirat Anne Larlarb, lighting by Tony Award-winner Christopher Akerlind and sound by Tony Award-nominee Jonathan Deans. Music supervisor is Nadia DiGiallonardo. Casting is by Telsey + Company.

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Kobi Kassal

Hailing from sunny South Florida, Kobi Kassal founded Theatrely (formerly Theatre Talk Boston) while attending Boston University. He is an avid theatre attender and can be found seeing a performance most nights of the week (in normal times!) He is interested in the cross section of theatre, popular culture, hospitality, and politics. He also loves a good bagel!