Thursday, October 19, 2017

Waitress Is Coming to DC's National Theatre for 3 Weeks Only, Next Year

From our friends at the National Theatre...

The Broadway Musical Hit Baked from the Heart Is Onstage May 15 - June 3, 2018

Tickets on sale October 20, 2017 at 10:00 AM

Tickets go on sale at 10:00 AM on Friday, October 20 for the irresistible new Broadway musical hit WAITRESS, coming to the National Theatre in Washington, DC for a 3-week limited engagement from May 15 thru June 3, 2018. Tickets may be purchased online at, in person at the National Theatre Box Office (Monday thru Friday, from noon to 6:00 PM), or by calling 1(800) 514-3849.

Brought to life by a groundbreaking all-female creative team, WAITRESS features original music and lyrics by six-time Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles ("Brave," "Love Song"), a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson (the film “I Am Sam”), choreography by Lorin Latarro (Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Waiting for Godot) and direction by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus (Hair, Pippin, Finding Neverland.)

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

In addition to WAITRESS the National Theatre’s 2017/18 Broadway at the National season includes the pre-Broadway world premiere of MEAN GIRLS (October 31 - December 3, 2017), a new production of LES MISÉRABLES (December 20, 2017 - January 7, 2018) and the Washington, DC premiere of SOMETHING ROTTEN! (February 6-18, 2018.) Special, additional limited engagements include THEPIANOGUYS (December 13-16, 2017) and Travis Wall’s SHAPING SOUND After the Curtain (January 24, 2018.)

Tuesday, May 15 thru Sunday, June 3, 2018

• Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30 PM
• Friday and Saturday at 8:00 PM
• Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00 PM
• Sunday evenings at 7:30 PM

The National Theatre, 1321 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC
Metro: Metro Center, Federal Triangle
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Tickets for WAITRESS go on sale on October 20, 2017 at 10:00 AM EDT. Tickets may be purchased online at, by calling 1(800) 514-3849, or in person at the National Theatre Box Office (Monday thru Friday, noon to 6:00 PM.) On show days, including weekends, the box office is open two (2) hours prior to the performance start time, and closes 30 minutes after the show begins.

Tickets for MEAN GIRLS (October 31 thru December 3, 2017), THEPIANOGUYS (December 13 thru 16, 2017), LES MISÉRABLES (December 20, 2017 thru January 7, 2018), SOMETHING ROTTEN! (February 6-18, 2018) and Travis Wall’s SHAPING SOUND After the Curtain (January 24, 2018) are also on sale.

Groups of 10 or more should contact our Group Sales Department at 1(855) 486-2516 or Group orders are being accepted for LES MISÉRABLES, SOMETHING ROTTEN!, WAITRESS, THEPIANOGUYS and Travis Wall’s SHAPING SOUND After the Curtain.

Two hours prior to every performance show time, individuals may submit their names to be drawn to purchase up to two tickets at $25 per ticket (inclusive of all fees). 20 Lottery seats will be available for each Broadway at the National performance of MEAN GIRLS, LES MISÉRABLES, SOMETHING ROTTEN! and WAITRESS. Names will be announced thirty minutes after the entry period (90 minutes prior to the show). Individuals must be present, with cash, to redeem the offer.

As a thank you to our service men and women, the National offers a special 15% discount for individual performances of all Broadway shows at the National Theatre. These specially priced tickets are available in person at the National Theatre box office only and proper military ID is required. (Limit of 2 tickets per order. Discount not available on previously purchased tickets. Some restrictions may apply.)

About the National Theatre:
Located on Pennsylvania Avenue near the White House, the National Theatre opened in 1835 and is one of the country’s oldest continuously operating theaters. The National has long been known as one of the leading pre-Broadway venues, with SHOW BOAT; HELLO, DOLLY!; and WEST SIDE STORY among the many shows that hit the National stage prior to New York. The National continues that tradition starting October 31, 2017 when it hosts the pre-Broadway world premiere of the musical MEAN GIRLS. Many of the world’s leading performers have graced the “Stage of our Nation,” including Washington, DC’s own Helen Hayes, Audrey Hepburn, Katharine Hepburn, Eartha Kitt, Ian McKellen, Sir Laurence Olivier, Robert Redford, Chita Rivera, Will Rogers, and George C. Scott to name but a few. Jam Theatricals, under the direction of Steve Traxler and Arny Granat, began programming and managing the National Theatre in 2012. Since then, theatrical presentations have included the pre-Broadway engagement of IF/THEN with Idina Menzel, BLITHE SPIRIT starring Angela Lansbury, JERSEY BOYS, and the Washington premieres of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL, AMERICAN IDIOT, FUN HOME, and NEWSIES. In addition, the National has recently presented many special events and concerts, including Kacey Musgraves, Dave Koz, Bryan Adams, Bill Burr and Eddie Izzard.

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