Waitress, the Musical – Live on Broadway! will become the first film to be broadcast in Times Square as part of the annual New York Festival programme.

The film will play simultaneously for free on TSX Entertainment’s 18,000-square-foot digital screen overlooking Times Square on Monday, 12 June at 7:30pm ET, with sound for the broadcast available for viewers through the TSX mobile app. The broadcast will coincide with the world premiere screening of the film at the BMCC theater, as part of the 2023 Tribeca Film Festival.

Sara Bareilles said: “Tribeca Festival and Broadway are both NYC institutions, and I’m proud to have Waitress, the Musical – Live on Broadway! bring together these audiences for the first time. It is a tremendous honour to get to celebrate this show that I love so much in a way that only New York City can do! This is a love letter to the vitality of the theatre community and the great spirit of the Tribeca Film Festival, two essential constellations that make up this universe of a city.”

Presented by Tribeca in association with the Times Square Alliance and TSX Entertainment, the special event will have 300 seats available on a first-come, first-served basis at the corner of Seventh Avenue and 47th Street. Attendees can download the TSX App and tune in to the broadcast using their own phone’s speakers or with the additional use of headphones. The broadcast will feature an introduction from Sara Bareilles, who will also be performing live following the Tribeca premiere at the BMCC.

The musical’s filmed version was produced by Dear Hope Productions, National Artists Management Company and Night & Day Pictures.

Sara Bareilles