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'Waitress' returning to Broadway with Sara Bareilles

Sara Bareilles, who'll star in "Waitress" from Sept.

Sara Bareilles, who'll star in "Waitress" from Sept. 2 to Oct. 17, also wrote the show's songs. Credit: Shervin Lainez

Pie will be back on the menu as Broadway reopens.

"Waitress," the hit musical that ran from April 2016 to January 2020, will return for a limited run starting Sept. 2 with Sara Bareilles once again as its star. The show, which features songs by Bareilles, will run through Jan. 9 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre.

"I couldn’t miss the opportunity to be there when Broadway welcomes audiences back into theaters that have been sitting dark for over a year," said Bareilles, who will appear through Oct. 17.

Based on Adrienne Shelly's 2007 indie film about a pregnant, unhappily married waitress, the show first featured Bareilles — who replaced the show's original star, Jessie Mueller — from March through June 2017. Bareilles reprised the role for two months in 2018 and for a month in 2019.

A centerpiece of the "Waitress" set is the pie case, which features 27 freshly baked pies that play an important role in the show.

For tickets, go to waitressthemusical.com and telecharge.com, or call 212-239-6200 or 800-447-7400.

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