Waitress the Musical in New York, NY

Ethel Barrymore Theatre243 West 47th Street New York, NY 10036
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Theater Policy: Everyone in the theatre must wear acceptable face coverings at all times, including during the show, except while eating or drinking in designated locations. All face coverings must cover the nose and mouth. Everyone ages 5 and older must be vaccinated with an FDA or WHO authorized vaccine to attend a show. You may present proof of vaccination on paper or a smartphone. 

  • MASKS REQUIRED: All guests must wear a properly fitting mask over the nose and mouth in the theatre except when eating or drinking in designated areas.
  • VACCINATIONS REQUIRED: Everyone ages 12 and older must be vaccinated with an FDA or WHO authorized vaccine. If it is less than 14 days after the last vaccine dose (excluding boosters), proof of a negative test is also required.
  • CHILDREN AGES 5-11: Must be vaccinated with at least one dose of an FDA or WHO authorized vaccine. If it is less than 14 days after the first vaccine dose, proof of a negative COVID-19 test is also required.
  • Children under 5 and people with a medical condition or closely held religious belief that prevents vaccination may show proof of a negative test. Testing results must be provided by a qualified lab, administered by a health care professional.
  • PHOTO ID: Guests ages 18 and older must present a valid government-issued photo ID. Guests under 18 may also show a non-photo government-issued or school ID. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult who meets the above requirements.
  • Guests who do not comply with these policies will be denied entry or asked to leave the theatre.

Any guest whose last vaccine dose (excluding boosters) was fewer than 14 days before the date of performance must, in addition to meeting these requirements, also present proof of (a) a negative COVID-19 PCR test within 72 hours of the performance time or (b) a negative COVID-19 antigen test within 6 hours of performance time.  

Overview

A Sara Bareilles and Jessie Nelson-written musical created around the 2007 motion picture of the same name, Waitress offers a fascinating story that follows a pregnant waitress named Jenna who is trapped in an abusive marriage and trying to find happiness. Playing at Brooks Atkinson Theatre, the show offers themes of romance, despair, humor and faith, and has had nominations for every “Best Musical of the Season."

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our New York Travel Experts
  • Written by Sara Bareilles and Jessie Nelson.
  • Recommended for children ages 12 and up.
  • Arrive 30-45 minutes before showtime.
  • Show length: approx. 2 hours and 30 minutes with one intermission.
  • Performed at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre.
  • Guest 12 and older must show proof of being fully vaccinated within at least 14 days of the show.
  • CHILDREN AGES 5-11: Must be vaccinated with at least one dose of an FDA or WHO authorized vaccine. If it is less than 14 days after the first vaccine dose, proof of a negative COVID-19 test is also required.
  • Children under 5 and people with a medical condition or closely held religious beliefs that prevent vaccination may prove a negative test. Testing results must be provided by a qualified lab, administered by a health care professional.
  • Face masks are required for all guests.

Description

from Waitress
Fresh from a soldout run at Boston’s American Repertory Theater, WAITRESS makes its highly anticipated Broadway premiere. Funny, uplifting and surprisingly poignant, this irresistible slice of life features original music and lyrics by 5 time Grammy® nominee Sara Bareilles (“Brave,” “Love Song”), a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson (I Am Sam) and direction by Tony Award® winner Diane Paulus (Pippin, Finding Neverland).

Jenna, a waitress and expert pie maker stuck in a small town and a loveless marriage. Faced with an unexpected pregnancy, Jenna fears she may have to abandon the dream of opening her own pie shop forever… until a baking contest in a nearby county and the town’s handsome new doctor offer her a tempting recipe for happiness. Jenna must weigh her commitments against a rare shot at freedom and recognition. Her quirky crew of fellow waitresses, customers, and new doctor all offer her conflicting recipes for happiness but Jenna must ultimately decide for herself.

Inspired by Adrienne Shelly’s beloved film, WAITRESS is an empowering celebration of friendship, motherhood and finding the strength to pursue even the wildest dreams. Order up!

This show is approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes (1 intermission). Recommended for ages 12 years and up.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Waitress

Is the theatre wheelchair accessible?

Wheelchair locations are available in the Orchestra section (pending availability). We suggest confirming with the theater regarding any accessible requirements. 5 Wheelchair seats, 11 Aisle Transfer Arms, 26 Companion Seats. 


What time should I arrive at the theatre?
Doors open 30 minutes prior to curtain time. The performance begins promptly at the time noted on your ticket.


What should I wear to a Broadway show?
There is no specific dress code.


Is this show appropriate for children?
Waitress is recommended for audiences ages 12 and up.