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Charity Angel Dawson, Desi Oakley and Lenne Klingaman in the National Tour of WAITRESS  Credit Joan Marcus Charity Angel Dawson, Desi Oakley and Lenne Klingaman in the National Tour of WAITRESS  Credit Joan Marcus Charity Angel Dawson, Desi Oakley and Lenne Klingaman in the National Tour of WAITRESS  Credit Joan Marcus

Broadway Philadelphia


Feb 13, 2018
Feb 18, 2018

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Brought to life by a groundbreaking all-female creative team, this irresistible new hit features original music and lyrics by 6-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 (Hair, Pippin, Finding Neverland). "It's an empowering musical of the highest order!" raves Chicago Tribune.

Inspired by Adrienne Shelly's beloved film, Waitress tells the story of Jenna. A waitress and expert piemaker, Jenna dreams of a way out of her small town and loveless marriage. A baking contest in a nearby county and the town's new doctor may offer her a chance at a fresh start, while her fellow waitresses offer their own recipes for happiness. But Jenna must summon the strength and courage to rebuild her own life.

Waitress is a little slice of heaven!" says Entertainment Weekly and "a monumental contribution to Broadway!" according to Marie Claire. Don't miss this uplifting musical celebrating friendship, motherhood, and the magic of a well-made pie.



Waitress Group Pricing Guide

Ages 13 and older. 

The Kimmel Center provides parental guidelines to help parents make informed decisions when bringing young people to performances. These are recommendations- you are the expert in deciding what your children should see and know best how to help them enjoy their theatergoing experience. Every guest, regardless of age, must have a ticket; babes-in-arms are not admitted to any performance.

The American Sign Language Interpretation and Audio Description performance of Waitress is Friday, February 16th at 8:00pm. 

Subscribers may exchange their tickets in person at the Forrest Theater Box Office, beginning Monday, January 15th. The Box Office is open Monday – Saturday 10am – 6pm. Tickets must be exchanged at least 48 hours in advance. There are no exchange fees at the Forrest Theater Box Office.

*Blackout dates on Exchanges
January 3–14, 2018

Tickets can also be mailed to the Forrest Theatre to request an exchange. Tickets must be received by the Forrest 48 hours in advance of performance. Mail original tickets, the date and time of the preferred NEW performance, and contact information, to the address below.

Tickets will be held at the box office for pick up.
Forrest Theatre Box Office
Attn: Waitress Exchange
1114 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 1910

Mail or in-person exchanges only.

"The women of Waitress are changing Broadway!" – Time Magazine

"Suddenly, Waitress rises to transporting heights, and sweeps up your heart along with it." – The New York Times

"An empowering musical of the highest order!" – Chicago Tribune

"A monumental contribution to Broadway!" – Marie Claire

"Sweet, sassy, passionate and delightful, with a groundbreaking all-female creative team." – New York Magazine

"Sara Bareilles' score is a beauty. Many a pop song writer has attempted this, but few achieve it!" – Deadline

"A little slice of heaven!" – Entertainment Weekly

"A blue-ribbon Broadway musical!" – Entertainment Weekly

"Broadway's sweet spot." – Vanity Fair

"We went bonkers over Waitress the musical!" – Kathie Lee and Hoda

"A treat for all the senses!" – New York Post

"Delicious! A fairy tale that's not simply about getting prince charming, but also getting its heroine to clean up her own messes, take action and discover her worth." – Variety

"Diane Paulus whips up a musical as sharp as it is sweet!" – WBUR

"Waitress is a definite winner and a breath of fresh air!" – Theatermania

Forrest Theatre

1114 Walnut St,

Philadelphia, PA

Run Time: 2 Hours and 35 Minutes
Intermission: 1 (20 Minutes)


Waitress comes to Philly
Sara Bareilles gets the dish" on "Waitress"


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