The Tony Award-nominated hit musical Waitress, which opened on Broadway on 24 April 2016 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, will make its UK premiere in the West End next year. 

Currently playing its third year on Broadway, the show will bring its all-female creative team – also a West End musical first – when performances begin at the Adelphi Theatre in February 2019. Casting will be announced at a later date.

“I cannot contain my excitement that we will be bringing Waitress to the West End!! This is a dream come true! And I must say, to be hosted in a theatre co-owned by Andrew Lloyd Webber and the Nederlander Group makes this very sweet moment even sweeter. We are so proud of this beautiful show, and can’t wait to share the story of Jenna with a whole new audience and welcome them into the world of Waitress with open arms and plenty of pie,” said composer, Sara Bareilles.

“I am absolutely thrilled that Waitress is coming to the beautiful Adelphi Theatre! It is a dream come true to share this musical with London audiences,” said director, Diane Paulus.

Andrew Lloyd Webber, who co-owns the Adelphi Theatre with the Nederlander Group, said: “I am a massive fan of Sara Bareilles both as a writer and a performer. I’m thrilled that she has earned an Emmy nomination for her performance as Mary Magdalene in NBC’s Jesus Christ Superstar Live earlier this year and absolutely delighted that Waitress is to be seen in the West End.”

Waitress was nominated for four Outer Critics Circle Awards, including Outstanding New Broadway Musical; two Drama League Awards, including Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical; six Drama Desk Awards, including Outstanding Musical; and four Tony Awards, including Best Musical.