Monday, August 29, 2016

Owner of Ellen's Stardust Diner Responds to Unfair Treatment Allegations by BroadwayWorld

Ken Sturm, owner of Ellen's Stardust Diner, has released a statement in response to this week's allegations of unfair treatment of workers.

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Singing Waiters Organize Against Alleged Unfair Treatment at Ellen's Stardust Diner by BroadwayWorld

BroadwayWorld received a statement today from employees of Ellen's Stardust Diner, 'home of the world famous singing waitstaff,' who have joined forces with the Industrial Workers of the Wor…

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Singing Waiters Unionize at Ellen’s Stardust Diner by Robert Viagas

Life apparently hasn’t been a song at the Broadway landmark.

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

People You Should Know . . . Judi Polson by Zack Calhoon

Judi Polson is a film, TV and stage actress and opera singer. In film, she was seen as Mildred Kinsey in Kinsey, starring Liam Neeson, and in over 25 independent productions. Her Off-Br…

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Off Script: Jenna Ushkowitz Happily Indulges in Netflix to Survive 'Waitress' on Broadway (Q&A) by Ashley Lee

The 'Glee' alum talks playing a skeptical diner server, discovering technology-drenched stage doors and listening to the emotional ballad "She Used to Be Mine" eight times a more

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Thursday, August 4, 2016

VIDEO: Ellen's Stardust Diner Staff Serves Up WAITRESS' 'She Used To Be Mine' by Michael Dale

A heartfelt and very site-specific video for WAITRESS' big 11 o'clock ballad.

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Waitresses Sing Waitress! Watch the Stardust Diner Music Video Here by Michael Gioia

The real-life waitresses of Broadway’s popular singing diner take on “She Used to Be Mine” from the musical playing a few blocks away from them.

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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Exclusive Photo Diary! A Week in the Life of Broadway’s Waitress with a new Dawn by Michael Gioia

Glee star Jenna Ushkowitz is the newest Waitress at the Broadway diner. She takes us through her week in pictures as she gets put into the show.

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Friday, July 22, 2016

Jonathan Groff Forgot About the Boy, Laura Benanti Doesn’t Need a Speechwriter & More Lessons of the Week by Ryan McPhee

Happy Friday, and happy Kristin Chenoweth’s birthday weekend! Whether you’re celebrating by giving your green friend a makeover, shouting that you’re a vice principal or si…

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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

The Highs and Lows of Three Tony-Nominated Musicals Not Named "Hamilton" by Broadway & Me

From the moment that Hamilton's revolutionary troupe stepped onto the stage at the Richard Rodgers Theatre last summer, it was clear that Lin-Manuel Miranda's hip-hop infused celebration of …

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Friday, June 3, 2016

Watch Waitress Star Jessie Mueller Play “Diner Lingo” on Today by Robert Viagas

The Tony nominee is promoting the newly released cast album.

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Waitress Tony Nominee Jessie Mueller Talks Being Attention's Sweet Center by Lindsey Sullivan

Waitress headliner Jessie Mueller is as sweet as pie—modest too! The Beautiful Tony winner did not expect her 2016 Tony nomination on the morning of May 3. "I actually slept in th…

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Jude Law Plays a Homicidal Adulterer in Ivo van Hove's “Obsession” by Patrick Pacheco

James Cain’s “The Postman Always Rings Twice” has never been bettered as a noir tale of murder and lust. So much so that there have been seven film adaptations of the 1930s novel, as w…

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The whole restaurant's a stage in the world of immersive dining by Alexi Duggins

Fancy hunting for your dinner in a forest, or eating at Twin Peaks’ Double R Diner? Immersive dining’s mix of theatre and innovative cooking could be for youIn east London, a sniffy butl…

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

The Starting Role of Many Actors: Being a Waiter by Rino16

The ticket to the musical, “Waitress,” starts with the lives of waiters and waitresses at a small town diner, but they find themselves in an unlikely romance. Sound like a cute m…

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Saturday, April 30, 2016

Waitress - Pie-O-Mania with Jessie Mueller by Oscar E. Moore

Pregnant woman in an abusive relationship thinks up and bakes up pies with unusual names in a small town diner hoping to find happiness while singing and cavorting with new doctor

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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Waitress the Musical – Sugar, Sugar by Sandi Durell

      By Sandi Durell     Jessie Mueller can turn mud into sweet sugary pies and she’s doing it now at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre as Jenna, the abused pregnant wi…

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Monday, April 25, 2016

James Franco & Christian Slater Spice Up Raunchy Gay Porn Drama by Jesse Steinbach

Michael MustoMoviesTheater & DanceMichael MustoTired of the noble LGBT suffering served up in well dressed Oscar-nominated films like The Imitation Game, The Danish Girl, and Carol? Want…

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Waitress review – pie-focused musical seems half-baked by Alexis Soloski

Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New YorkBased on the 2007 film, this show about a small-town diner waitress trapped in a loveless marriage is witty and bittersweet, yet its sexual politics leave a …

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Sunday, April 24, 2016

Review: Jessie Mueller Serves a Slice of Life (With Pie) in Sara Bareilles’s ‘Waitress’ by Charles Isherwood

This musical, set in a diner and scored by Sara Bareilles, centers on a woman stuck in an unhappy marriage.

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'Waitress': Theater Review by David Rooney

Tony winner Jessie Mueller plays an unhappily married diner server pouring love into her pies in this musical based on the 2007 indie hit, featuring a score by Sara Bareilles. read more

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Celebrating the Journey of WAITRESS to Broadway

WAITRESS opens tonight on Broadway, and we'll of course be bringing you full coverage of the night from start to finish, with our Review Roundup (live as always!), photos, videos and mor…

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Friday, April 15, 2016

Waitress' Kimiko Glenn Talks Breaking Bad Binge-Watching, Fave Foods & Why a Regina Spektor Musical Needs to Happen by

Age: 26 Hometown: Phoenix, AZ Current Role: Wallflower waitress Dawn, who finds friendship (and maybe even love) working at Joe's Pie Diner in the Sara Bareilles musical…

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Monday, April 11, 2016

It's Her Turn! Barbra Streisand's GYPSY Movie Finally Moving Forward with New Helmer by Jessica Khan

Barbra Streisand will finally be singing 'Rose's Turn' now that her long-in-the-wings GYPSY film has found a director in RAIN MAN Oscar-winner Barry Levinson who also wrote the book for Sher…

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Complete Casting Announced for Stew & Heidi Rodewald's The Total Bent at The Public by Lindsey Sullivan

Passing Strange masterminds Stew and Heidi Rodewald will perform live with the on-stage band for the world premiere of their new work The Total Bent, playing the guitar and bass, respectivel…

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Thursday, April 7, 2016

Highlights from Pump Boys and Dinettes Starring Alysha Umphress

On the Town star Alysha Umphress plays coffee-pouring waitress Rhetta in Paper Mill Playhouse\u2019s production of Pump Boys and Dinettes, running now through May 1. The Tony-nominated musi…

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

The Diner is Open! First Look at Pump Boys and Dinettes by Monica Simoes

Take a first glimpse at Pump Boys and Dinettes at the Paper Mill Playhouse starring Alysha Umphress.

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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

In Rehearsal: A Musical Preview of Pump Boys and Dinettes Starring Alysha Umphress

Alysha Umphress, who tore up the 2014 revival of On the Town as Hildy, the single-minded taxi driver, co-stars as the coffee-pouring waitress Rhetta in Paper Mill Playhouse\u2019s upcoming p…

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Thursday, March 31, 2016

Sara Bareilles Sings Cut Song From Waitress During Technical Issue Break at March 30 Preview

Sara Bareilles took the stage at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre to keep the audience entertained during a break caused by a technical snafu at the March 30 preview of Waitress. Here, tshe sings…

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Twitter Watch: Sara Bareilles Performs Part of Your World, Cut Song, and More at WAITRESS by Alan Henry

Audiences at tonight's preview of WAITRESS got to see a very special performance when part of the set for the diner stopped working. While the show was paused so that the crew could make the…

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Sunday, March 27, 2016

Tony Winning Director Pam MacKinnon Enjoys Life Outside of the Limelight by Louisa Brady

Tony Award-winning director Pam MacKinnon sat down with The Buffalo News for an interview earlier this year at the Metro Diner on the Upper West Side. The article describes the diner as some…

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