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Ms. Muz is perhaps best remembered for arriving at the opening party wearing only a pale dusting of glitter over her nipples. (A mistake, she acknowledged: “I should have put lipstick on them to make them pop.”)
Stagecraft is never a question at the ART these days. The Broadway design team from the Paulus-directed “Finding Neverland” produces the usual effortless-looking theatrical magic, although this time there’s no actual magic required.
WBUR: With A.R.T.’s ‘Waitress,’ Diane Paulus Whips Up A Musical As Sharp As It Is Sweet (August 20, 2015)
Bareilles has never before undertaken a musical, but her pulsing, piano-driven tunes and sincere, ringing ballads both carry the story and set the now quirky, now aching mood.
CBS: Sara Bareilles Excited For First Musical ‘Waitress’ At American Repertory Theater (August 11, 2015)
By any measure, Sara Bareilles is a major star. Now she is lending that immense talent to the stage. The 35-year-old singer-songwriter has written her first musical, called “Waitress,” based on the 2007 film. It will open this month at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge.
The first thing to be said about this thrilling stage version ... is that it brings the Orwellian nightmare vividly alive.
But when that comet streaks through the sky at the hushed climax of the show, Pierre experiences an epiphany that had my heart leaping into my throat...
Actress and native Londoner Jeanna de Waal is absolutely ecstatic to be working with Diane Paulus and American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) on the Harvard-tied theater company's 2015-2016 season opener, "Waitress."
WBUR The ARTery: A.R.T.’s Paulus Cooks Up ‘Waitress’ The Musical From Film — And It’s Not Quite As Easy As Pie (August 4, 2015)
Paulus’ track record could bode well for the future of her new musical adaptation of the indie film “Waitress.” It’s currently in previews at the A.R.T. where the creative team spoke about it’s evolution and why adapting the film for the stage has been a bittersweet journey.
Tony-winning director Diane Paulus, who breathed new life into the musicals Hair and Porgy and Bess, shares what drew her to the musical adaptation of the indie film "Waitress."
Jessie Mueller won a Tony Award for her performance as Carole King in the Broadway musical “Beautiful.” Now she takes on the work of another acclaimed singer-songwriter: Sara Bareilles.