VIDEO: All-New Trailer for Filmed WAITRESS Musical

VIDEO: All-New Trailer for Filmed WAITRESS Musical

An all-new trailer for the filmed version of Broadway's 'Waitress' was released today through Bleecker Street Films, the official distributor of the recording. The film will screen for only five days, starting on December 7th, at multiple locations across the U.S.

Directed for the screen by Brett Sullivan, 'Waitress: Filmed Live on Broadway' brings the Tony-nominated Broadway phenomenon to the big screen, featuring composer-lyricist Sara Bareilles as Jenna Hunterson.



Jenna is a waitress and expert pie maker stuck in a small town and a loveless marriage. When a baking contest in a nearby county offers her a chance at escape, Jenna fights to reclaim a long-forgotten part of herself. Through the support of her fellow waitresses and an unexpected romance, Jenna begins to find the courage to take a long-abandoned dream off the shelf.

The musical celebrates the power of friendship, dreams, the family we choose and the beauty of a well-baked pie. Tickets for the cinema screenings are now available on the film's official website.

Watch the all-new trailer below:



The filmed version of "Waitress," the Tony Award-nominated musical that originated from the 2007 film of the same name, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year and has now signed a distribution deal with Bleecker Street Films.

The distribution team at Bleecker Street collaborated with Fathom Events in the U.S. to bring the filmed production to movie theaters across the country this December and is planning to work with other distributors for streaming rights and potentially a home media release of the musical.

The film is the result of nearly two years of post-production work by STEAM Motion and Sound, who also produced filmed captures of Aladdin: The Broadway Musical (coming soon through Disney+), Heathers the Musical, and Kinky Boots.

'Waitress: Filmed Live on Broadway' is directed by STEAM's resident director, Brett Sullivan, along with Diane Paulus and Jessie Nelson. The film is produced by Michael Roiff, Barry & Fran Weissler, Sara Bareilles, Jessie Nelson, and Paul Morphos.



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.