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Waitress: The Musical

December 7, 2023
2hr 24min
Status: released

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Waitress: The Musical Movie Details:

Movie NameWaitress: The Musical
Also known asWaitress
Based on Waitress by Adrienne Shelly
Country United States
Language English
GenreComedy, Drama, Musical
Release DateJune 12, 2023 (Tribeca)
December 7, 2023 (United States)
Running Time2hr 24min
CastSara Bareilles
Charity Angél Dawson
Caitlin Houlahan
Drew Gehling
Dakin Matthews
Eric Anderson
Joe Tippett
Christopher Fitzgerald
Directed by Brett Sullivan (live film)
Diane Paulus (stage)
Written byJessie Nelson
Produced byMichael Roiff
Barry and Fran Weissler
Sara Bareilles
Jessie Nelson
Paul Morphos
Edited by David Tregoning
Sarah Broshar
Music bySara Bareilles
Production CompanyDear Hope Productions
National Artists Management Company
Night & Day Pictures
FilmNation Entertainment
Steam Motion and Sound
PJM Productions
Distributor Bleecker Street
Budget$30 million
Box Office Collection$5.4 million

Waitress: The Musical Movie Cast and Characters:

  • Sara Bareilles as Jenna, a waitress and expert pie baker at Joe’s Pie Diner
  • Drew Gehling as Dr. Pomatter, Jenna’s new gynecologist
  • Charity Angél Dawson as Becky, Jenna’s friend and coworker
  • Caitlin Houlahan as Dawn, Jenna’s friend and coworker
  • Dakin Matthews as Joe, the owner of Joe’s Pie Diner
  • Christopher Fitzgerald as Ogie, a customer of Joe’s Pie Diner
  • Joe Tippett as Earl, Jenna’s husband
  • Eric Anderson as Cal, the manager of Joe’s Pie Diner
  • Anastacia McCleskey as Nurse Norma, Dr. Pomatter’s assistant
  • Stephanie Torns as Francine, Dr. Pomatter’s wife and a resident at the hospital
  • Molly Jobe as Jenna’s mother
  • Matt Deangelis as Jenna’s father


Waitress: The Musical brings the Tony-nominated Broadway phenomenon to the big screen. Featuring composer-lyricist Sara Bareilles as Jenna Hunterson, a waitress and expert pie maker stuck in a small town and a loveless marriage. When a baking contest in a nearby county offers her a chance at escape, Jenna fights to reclaim a long-forgotten part of herself. Through the support of her fellow waitresses and an unexpected romance, Jenna begins to find the courage to take a long-abandoned dream off the shelf. Waitress celebrates the power of friendship, dreams, the family we choose, and the beauty of a well-baked pie.

About Waitress: The Musical Movie:

  • The film is based on Adrienne Shelly’s Film “Waitress” 2007
  • It was produced in the fall of 2021 during its limited run at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre in New York City, as part of the efforts to slowly reopen Broadway in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, with this being the first musical to begin performances near the end of the shutdown.
  • Waitress was the first Broadway production to boast as all female production team, with Diane Paulus as director, Sara Bareilles as composer and lyricist, Jessie Nelson as book adaptor, and Lorin Latarro as choreographer.
  • Waitress premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival on June 12, 2023, and was theatrically released in the United States on December 7, 2023, by Bleecker Street and Fathom Events.