Bleecker Road has picked up U.S. rights to hit musical manufacturing Waitress: The Musical, from composer-lyricist Sara Bareilles and Jessie Nelson following its premiere on the Tribeca Movie Pageant in June. Bleecker Road is teaming with Fathom Occasions for a December 7, 2023 nationwide launch of the Broadway present, which was captured dwell on stage in 2021 throughout its lengthy stage run.
Primarily based on Adrienne Shelly’s 2007 indie characteristic, Waitress: The Musical stars Bareilles as Jenna Hunterson, a waitress and skilled pie maker caught in a small city and a loveless marriage. When a baking contest in close by county presents her an opportunity at escape, Jenna fights to reclaim a long-forgotten a part of herself. By the assist of her fellow waitresses and an sudden romance, Jenna begins to seek out the braveness to take a long-abandoned dream off the shelf.
The movie was directed by Brett Sullivan whereas Tony Award-winner Diane Paulus directs for the stage with Nelson as artistic advisor. It additionally stars Eric Anderson, Charity Angél Dawson, Christopher Fitzgerald, Drew Gehling, Caitlin Houlahan, Dakin Matthews and Joe Tippett.
Michael Roiff, Barry and Fran Weissler, Bareilles, Nelson, and Paul Morphos function producers, with Alecia Parker as an govt producer.
The movie opened to rave opinions following its Tribeca premiere with Deadline’s Damon Clever calling it a “heartfelt reimagining” of Shelley’s movie.
Debuting in April 2016, Waitress was the primary Broadway musical in historical past to have 4 girls within the high artistic staff spots, with a e-book by Nelson, music and lyrics by Bareilles, choreography by Lorin Latarro and path by Paulus. The design staff options units by Tony Award-winner Scott Pask, costumes by Suttirat Anne Larlarb, lighting by Tony Award-winner Ken Billington, and sound by Tony Award-nominee Jonathan Deans. Music supervision by Nadia DiGiallonardo.
Waitress was one of many longest-running exhibits in latest Broadway historical past, taking part in greater than 1500 performances on the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. The present returned for a restricted engagement on the Ethel Barrymore Theatre to rejoice Broadway’s re-opening within the fall of 2021. Waitress was produced on Broadway by Barry and Fran Weissler and Norton and Elayne Herrick. Night time & Day Photos’ Roiff produced the unique characteristic movie.
The deal was negotiated by Kent Sanderson, Miranda King, and Avy Eschenasy on behalf of Bleecker Road with FilmNation Leisure. It marks the second partnership with Bleecker Road and Fathom Occasions following Man Nattiv’s Golda, which was launched on August 23 upfront of its wider theatrical launch on August 25.