Cast of Waitress: “Waitress,” the acclaimed 2015 musical brought to life by Sara Bareilles and Jessie Nelson, takes center stage in a cinematic masterpiece released in 2023. This American musical comedy-drama film captures the magic of the stage during its limited run at the iconic Ethel Barrymore Theatre in New York City. The production, conceived as part of Broadway’s cautious reopening amid the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, stands out as the first musical to grace the stage as restrictions lifted.
The fall of 2021 witnessed the live recording of this theatrical gem, featuring a stellar cast that includes not only the talented Sara Bareilles, who also takes on a producer role, but also Charity Angél Dawson, Caitlin Houlahan, Drew Gehling, Dakin Matthews, Eric Anderson, Joe Tippett, and Christopher Fitzgerald. Guided by the experienced hand of director Diane Paulus, the film captures the essence of the original musical, preserving the essence of Adrienne Shelly’s 2007 film.
Brett Sullivan and Jessie Nelson, alongside director Diane Paulus, skillfully helm the live filming, ensuring that every note and emotion resonates beyond the confines of the stage. The result is a cinematic journey that brings the magic of live theater to the big screen.
Premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival on June 12, 2023, “Waitress” serves as a testament to resilience and artistic determination during challenging times. The theatrical release on December 7, 2023, courtesy of Bleecker Street and Fathom Events, invites audiences to savor the beauty of this musical gem, experiencing the joy and heartache of “Waitress” in a way that transcends the boundaries of traditional stage performances.
|June 12, 2023 (Tribeca)
December 7, 2023 (United States)
|Diane Paulus (stage)
Brett Sullivan (live film)
|Waitress by Adrienne Shelly
Charity Angél Dawson
|Dear Hope Productions
National Artists Management Company
Night and Day Pictures
Cast of Waitress
- Sara Bareilles; as Jenna Hunterson
- Drew Gehling; as Dr. James “Jim” Pomatter
- Charity Angél Dawson; as Becky
- Caitlin Houlahan; as Dawn Pinkett
- Dakin Matthews; as Old Joe
- Christopher Fitzgerald; as Ogie Anhorn
- Joe Tippett; as Earl Hunterson
- Eric Anderson; as Cal
- Anastacia McCleskey; as Nurse Norma
- Stephanie Torns; as Francine Pomatter
- Molly Jobe; as Jenna’s Mother
- Matt Deangelis; as Jenna’s Father
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