Bleecker Street today released the trailer for Waitress: The Musical, bringing the Tony-nominated Broadway phenomenon to the big screen. Starring composer-lyricist Sara Bareilles as Jenna Hunterson, 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. Waitress celebrates the power of friendship, dreams, the family we choose and the beauty of a well-baked pie.
Bleecker Street and Fathom Events have teamed up for a five-day series of nationwide special-event screenings beginning December 7th.
The film was directed by Brett Sullivan (Billy Elliot, Kinky Boots: The Musical), for the stage by Tony Award-winner Diane Paulus (Cirque du Soleil: Amaluna), with Jessie Nelson (Little Voice) as creative advisor. Waitress: The Musical also stars Eric Anderson, Charity Angél Dawson, Christopher Fitzgerald, Drew Gehling, Caitlin Houlahan, Dakin Matthews, and Joe Tippett. Michael Roiff, Barry and Fran Weissler, Bareilles, Nelson, and Paul Morphos serve as producers, with Alecia Parker as an executive producer.
Watch the trailer below.