Waitress opened April 24, 2016 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre and closed in January 2020. The music and lyrics for the show were created by Sara Bareilles and the book was created by Jessie Nelson. The musical was created based on the 2007 movie of the same name. The musical is about a woman named Jenna Hunterson, who is a baker and waitress. She is also in an abusive relationship with a guy named Earl. She is pregnant with their child, and gives birth to the child at the end of the show. She then leaves Earl. This show is super popular because in certain ways it’s very relatable. Also, the songs are crazy good. Some are fun and heartfelt, and others are pretty sad. There are multiple casts, but the original cast features Jessie Mueller, Keala Settle, Christopher Fitzgerald, Drew Gehling, Caitlin Houlahan, Kimiko Glenn, Nick Cordero, Dakin Matthews, Eric Anderson, Charity Angél Dawson, Claire Keane, and McKenna Keane.