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The Broadway musical Waitress returned to Broadway this month for a limited revival - and as published in June, while still not officially confirmed, the musical was filmed live this week starring composer Sara Bareilles in the title role.

Continue reading to find out all we know about the filming!

 

 

Plans for a filmed performance of the West End production of Waitress were reportedly shelved last year after the COVID-19 lockdowns in the UK forced the production to close earlier than expected.

The filmed performance, which was due to star Waitress composer Sara Bareilles in the title role, was originally going to feature Gavin Creel which starred in the production prior to the abrupt closing.

 

Waitress filming on Broadway

Due to international travel restrictions set in March 2020, the filmed performance reportedly couldn’t be organized in time, with Sara Bareilles and Gavin Creel ending their run in the London production a week early before filming could take place.

With the news that Broadway theatres can reopen at full capacity this September, the Wall Street Journal reported Waitress would return to Broadway nearly two years after it last closed.

Broadway producer Barry Weissler said to the Wall Street Journal that Waitress composer Sara Bareilles would lead the cast as Jenna Hunterson once more in a "limited revival" of the show.

Today we can confirm Waitress was filmed both with and without an audience at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre on Broadway. Audiences watching the filmed tiktok performance of the opening number of the show last night also heard about the cameras filming the show directly from the producers.

No official release date for Waitress has been announced.

 

 

Waitress filming on Broadway

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