The hit Broadway musical Waitresswill come to Australia in 2020, it was announced today. Sara Bareilles’ musical, with a book by Jessie Nelson, choreography by Lorin Latarro and direction by Diane Paulus, will play in the Lyric Theatre, brought out by theatre producer John Frost in what is being billed as a Sydney exclusive. Productions of Chicagoand Saturday Night Feverwill also come to Sydney in 2019, opening at the Lyric and Capitol Theatre respectively.

“I am so excited to bring these three wonderful, diverse productions to light up Sydney stages and thrill audiences,” said Frost. “ Waitresshas become a huge hit on Broadway and across the US, receiving four Tony nominations and six Drama Desk nominations. With music by Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles, Waitress has quickly become the new ‘must see’ musical.”

Waitress Charity Angel Dawson, Desi Oakley and Lenne Klingaman in Waitress. Photo © Joan Marcus

Inspired by the 2007 film, Waitresstells the story of Jenna Hunterson, a waitress who sees a way out of her small town and unhappy marriage in a pie making competition. The first Broadway musical in history to have women in the four top creative...

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