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…
Sara Bareilles and her Waitress musical are heading to Broadway. Prepare to be moved to tears by her emotional songs under the dizzying lights of the White Way.
Sara Bareilles is scoring a new musical based on the movie Waitress. If you are like me, this is the combination of two of your favorite things and you want to scream like Oprah Winfrey right now.
Next time you're trying to decide whether to tip your server 18 or 20% (you'd never tip less, right?), think of this: an anonymous woman tipped three waitresses $5000 each after overhearing them discussing how hard it is to pay their bills and school expenses with their regular earnings.
Jay Porter ran a restaurant without tips for six years and drew some disturbing observations about the correlation between tipping, sex, and power. Only men made public scenes about not getting to control the tipping process, he noticed, and it always went something like this:
If we've learned anything about the color about the color red, it's that some people can't see it, that it's nevertheless splashed over very important public signs, and that it makes people want to drop whatever they're doing and procreate. Procreate hard.
A Swedish waitress is suing her cruise-line employer after he docked her pay for time she took off work to recover from breast implant surgery. He claims boob jobs count as "self injury" and thus are not his responsibility.
"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…