WAITRESS Musical Live Capture to Screen for Free June 12

WAITRESS Musical Live Capture to Screen for Free June 12

The Hollywood Reporter announced today that the upcoming premiere of the live capture of Broadway's Waitress will be broadcast for free in Times Square as part of the 2023 Tribeca Film Festival.

Waitress: Filmed Live on Broadway will be shown on a massive 18,000-square-foot digital screen provided by TSX Entertainment, coinciding with the world premiere screening of the musical at the BMCC theater.

Tickets for the cinema screenings are still available for some locations if you are unable to attend the Times Square showing.



Introduced by Sara Bareilles herself, the Waitress broadcast will take place on Monday, June 12, at 7:30 p.m. ET and will be available for free to 300 attendees who can secure a seat on a first-come, first-served basis at the corner of Seventh Avenue and 47th Street.

Viewers can access the sound for the broadcast through the TSX mobile app and listen using their own headphones.

Bareilles expressed her excitement about bringing together the Tribeca Festival and Broadway audiences for the first time. In a statement she said: "It is a tremendous honor to get to celebrate this show that I love so much in a way that only New York City can do! This is a love letter to the vitality of the theater community and the great spirit of the Tribeca Film Festival, two essential constellations that make up this universe of a city."

Following the Tribeca premiere, Bareilles will also perform live at the BMCC.



"Waitress", the Tony Award-nominated musical that originated from the 2007 film of the same name, is still looking for a streaming distributor to pick up the live capture for wide release. Producers are hoping the Tribeca showings will help the capture find a distributor.

The musical opened on Broadway in April 2016, received Grammy nominations, and had a successful run until January 2020. After the Broadway shutdown due to the pandemic, it was revived at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre in September 2021, with Bareilles taking on the lead role. The filmed version of the musical was produced during this limited engagement and will be showcased at the Tribeca Film Festival.