Waitress

Musical

Writers: Jessie Nelson Sara Bareilles

Context

The musical Waitress was first conceptualized and performed in 2015 at the American Repertory Theatre. It is based on an independent movie of the same title, released in 2007 and written and directed by Adrienne Shelly, who also acted in the film, playing the character of Dawn. Keri Russell played Jenna, the lead, and Dr. Pomatter was played by Nathan Fillion. The film was critically well-received, and praised for Shelley’s style in telling stories of women. Sadly, though, before the film’s release, Adrienne Shelley was victim to a robbery and murdered in her apartment. She never got to see

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