The cast featured Mueller, Gehling, Matthews, Settle, and Anderson all returning from the A.R.T production, as well as Kimiko Glenn as Dawn, Christopher Fitzgerald as Ogie, and Nick Cordero as Earl. Earl drives Jenna home and confronts her, having found Jenna's multiple stashes of cash throughout the house.

Although she plans to keep the baby, she plans not to tell him until absolutely necessary, and treat the pregnancy as a cold-hearted fact with respect but not love, as she realizes this baby will tie her more to him. Diane Paulus directs, with choreography by Chase Brock, sets by Scott Pask, costumes by Suttirat Larlarb and lighting by Ken Posner. [3] Its success there led Fox Searchlight Pictures to acquire the distribution rights for $4–5 million. That control is why she is dismayed to learn that she is pregnant with his baby, from one of their infrequent sexual encounters when he got her drunk. Jenna makes pies to see what can come of her own ideas, even though her life right now is stifling and completely out of her control (“What’s Inside”). When she holds and sees her newborn for the first time, Jenna's profound ambivalence melts into a full-blown bond with her daughter, whom she names Lulu. She doesn't have the means to leave him, she secretly hiding money from him to enter the United States of Pie bake off with a $25,000 first prize, the contest which he would not allow her to enter if he knew what she was doing. If Jenna can delve under the surface of these relationships, she may get a clearer picture of what her post-delivery life as a mother may be like. In an epilogue, Jenna is shown winning the pie contest, as well as turning the diner into a successful enterprise named "Lulu's Pies," and she and Lulu walk home happily.

In the American south, Jenna Hunterson is a waitress at Joe's Pie Diner in Redhook. It stars Keri Russell as a young woman trapped in a small town, an abusive marriage, and a dead-end job, who faces an unwanted pregnancy. Club was less glowing, concluding: It would be tempting to compare the setting and ditzy sidekick/tough-talking blonde/soulful lead dynamic unfavorably to Martin Scorsese's Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore if it aspired that high. Waitress is a musical with music and lyrics by Sara Bareilles and a book by Jessie Nelson. The three. [8] At the hospital, Jenna discovers Joe is also a patient undergoing an elective procedure; he hands her an envelope with instructions not to open it until after the baby is born. "[6] The film also made the site's list of Top 100 films for 2007.

Cheshire, CT, Pericles The music and lyrics are written by Sara Bareilles, with the book by Jessie Nelson. The consensus reads, "Sweet, smart, and quirky, Waitress hits the right, bittersweet notes through this romantic comedy through its witty script and a superb performance by Keri Russell. Jenna more often than not is tasked with waiting on Joe, the elderly owner of the diner, she who has to cater to his different but constantly demanding order peccadilloes or else. The musical opened at the American Repertory Theater, Cambridge, Massachusetts, running from August 2 to September 27, 2015. to read our guide for Waitress and unlock other amazing theatre resources! Jenna longs to run away from her dismal marriage and is slowly accumulating money to do so. However, Jenna is in an unhappy marriage to her controlling and immature husband, Earl, who always takes the money she works hard for, but Jenna keeps some of it hidden from him. What options does a waitress have? Jersey Boys A stage musical was written based on the film.

Waitress was called a "good-hearted, well-made comedy"[9] brimming with "quality star wattage". Later, as Jenna prepares to leave the hospital, Becky and Dawn inform her Joe collapsed into a coma during his procedure. The scene rises on the protagonist, Jenna, a young woman in her 20s, standing before a kitchen counter and … Waitress opens with the words ‘sugar, butter, flour,’ three essential ingredients of a pie, and three separate notes that converge into a dreamlike harmony.

She bluntly tells him that she hasn't loved him in years, will no longer put up with his possessiveness and abuse, and will not let Lulu grow up with his mistreating her, and wants a divorce. The film debuted at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival and went into limited theatrical release in the US on May 2, 2007. As Jenna goes through her pregnancy, she has to deal with a new physician, Dr. Jim Pomatter, a nervous but otherwise sweet man.

Jenna (Keri Russell), a waitress living in the American South (though the movie was actually shot in and around Canyon Country, California), is trapped in an unhappy marriage to a jealous, controlling, and abusive man named Earl (Jeremy Sisto). As the pregnancy advances, life with Earl seems less tolerable, a way out less clear, and the affair with the doctor complicated by his marriage. Enraged, Earl attempts to assault Jenna, but is escorted out of the hospital by security staff. Based on the 2007 film of the same name, written by Adrienne Shelly, the musical tells the story of Jenna Hunterson, a waitress in an unhappy marriage to her husband Earl. The scene rises on the protagonist, Jenna, a young woman in her 20s, standing before a kitchen counter and assembling a pie with great care and passion.

[10] The reviewer from The A.V.