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"WAITRESS" TO PLAY THE FORREST THEATRE FOR ONE WEEK ONLY AS PART OF KIMMEL CENTER’S BROADWAY PHILADELPHIA SEASON! TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13 - SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2018

Posted on December 18, 2017

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WAITRESS TO PLAY THE FORREST THEATRE

FOR ONE WEEK ONLY

AS PART OF KIMMEL CENTER’S BROADWAY PHILADELPHIA SEASON!

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13 - SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2018

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Philadelphia, PA, December 18, 2017) ––  The Kimmel Center and The Shubert Organization are thrilled to announce Waitress will play the Forrest Theatre for a limited one-week engagement from Tuesday, February 13 through Sunday, February 18, 2018.

 

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), choreography by Lorin Latarro (Les Dangereuse Liasons, Waiting For Godot) and direction by Tony Award® winner Diane Paulus (Hair, Pippin, Finding Neverland).

 

“What an honor to have this incredibly heartwarming show make its Philadelphia debut as part of our 2017-18 Broadway Philadelphia season,” said Anne Ewers, President and CEO of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. “Brought to Broadway by a group of imaginative, strong women, this film-turned-musical tells the story of another strong woman forging her own path, something to which  we all can relate.”

 

Inspired by Adrienne Shelly's beloved film, Waitresstells the story of Jenna - a waitress and expert pie maker. 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.

 

"It's an empowering musical of the highest order!" raves the Chicago Tribune.  "Waitressis 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
Forrest Theatre
Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, February 15, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, February 16, 2018, 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, February 17, 2018, 2:00 p.m.

Saturday, February 17, 2018, 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, February 18, 2018, 1:00 p.m.

Sunday, February 18, 2018, 6:30 p.m.

 

Tickets

Tickets are on sale now and start at $62.00. Tickets can be purchased by calling (800) 447-7400, visiting telecharge.com, or at the Forrest Theatre Box Office beginning November 13. Group sales are available for groups of 10 or more and can be purchased by calling (800) 432-7780 or on broadwayinbound.com. More information at kimmelcenter.org.

 

For more tour information, please visit http://waitressthemusical.com

 

Connect with #WAITRESSTOUR

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/waitressmusical

Twitter: @WaitressMusical

Instagram: @WaitressMusical

 

For photography, please visit www.kcpress.smugmug.com

 

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The Shubert Organization

For more than 100 years, The Shubert Organization has been in the forefront of the American theatre. Under the leadership of Philip J. Smith, Chairman, and Robert E. Wankel, President, the Shubert Organization owns and operates 17 Broadway theatres and six Off-Broadway venues, as well as the Forrest Theatre in Philadelphia The company has produced and co-produced hundreds of plays and musicals, including the original Broadway production of CATS, Dreamgirls, Sunday in the Park with George, Amadeus, The Real Thing, The Grapes of Wrath, Equus, The Elephant Man, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, School of Rock ­The Musical, and The Humans. The Shubert Organization is proud of its ongoing refurbishment program for its theatres, seeking to preserve the historic character while modernizing them to accommodate the needs of today’s audiences.

The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

Located in the heart of Center City, Philadelphia, the Kimmel Center’s mission is to operate a world-class performing arts center that engages and serves a broad audience through diverse programming, arts education, and community outreach. The Kimmel Center Campus is comprised of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts (Verizon Hall, Perelman Theater, SEI Innovation Studio, and the Merck Arts Education Center), the Academy of Music (owned by the Philadelphia Orchestra Association), and the Merriam Theater. The Kimmel Center is also home to eight Resident Companies: The Philadelphia Orchestra, Opera Philadelphia, The Pennsylvania Ballet, The Philly POPS, PHILADANCO, The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Chamber Music Society and Curtis Institute of Music. With nearly 9,000 seats per night, The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts is the region’s most impactful performing arts center, and the second largest in the country. TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank, is the season sponsor of the Kimmel Center’s 2017-2018 Season. American Airlines is the official airline of Broadway Philadelphia. For additional information, visit kimmelcenter.org.

 

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