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Sara Bareilles' Waitress Musical Starts Off Rocky But Ends Sweetly

A wavy pie crust outlining a polka-dot stage curtain greeted a full house on a recent Sunday afternoon at Cambridge, Massachusetts’ American Repertory Theatre. The seats were packed with locals and folks like myself who’d come from New York City to see Waitress: A New Musical, starring Tony Award winner Jessie Mueller…

"There can be no female agency in Knocked Up, Waitress, and Juno — not because they are comedies, but because, in each scenario, unwanted pregnancy is the joke played (by God?) on the female lead. As the most successful of the preg protags, she who is Knocked Up is necessarily the most smacked down — the glass ceiling…