The groundbreaking Broadway hit by an all-female creative team, including original music and lyrics by Grammy® nominee Sara Bareilles, a book by screenwriter Jessie Nelson and direction by Tony Award® winner Diane Paulus.

Inspired by Adrienne Shelly’s beloved film, Waitress tells the story of Jenna, a waitress and expert pie maker, who dreams of a way out of her small town and loveless marriage. A baking contest and the town’s new doctor may offer her a chance at a fresh start, while her fellow waitresses offer their recipes for happiness. But Jenna must summon the strength to rebuild her own life.

Don't miss this celebration of friendship, motherhood, and the magic of a well-made pie.

Presented by The National Theatre

Show Type
Running Time
150 minutes
(1 Intermission)
Appropriate For 16+ Price Ranges
$48 - $98

Discount Tickets Available http://thenationaldc.org/group-sales/

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Box Office Phone: 800-514-3849

Schedule Open/Close Dates: 05/15/2018 - 06/03/2018
Sunday 02:00pm07:30pm-
Monday ---
Tuesday 07:30pm--
Wednesday 07:30pm--
Thursday 07:30pm--
Friday 08:00pm--
Saturday 02:00pm08:00pm-
Important Dates
Performer Role
Desi Oakley Jenna
Lenne Klingaman Dawn
Charity Dawson Becky
Bryan Fenkart Dr. Pomatter
Larry Marshall Joe
Jeremy Morse Ogie
Ryan G. Dunkin Cal
Nick Bailey Earl
Production Personnel


The National Theatre
1321 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004
About the Venue:
The National Theatre - known as "The Theatre of Presidents" - opened in 1835. This historic playhouse has seen Pennsylvania Avenue grow from the muddy main street of a fledgling capital to the ceremonial avenue of a great world power. The National has presented first-class touring productions continuously longer than any other theater in America.

Getting There

  • Federal Center SW (Blue/Orange Line)
  • Metro Center (Blue/Orange/Red Lines)


  • Street parking
  • Paid garages


  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.
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Waitress at DC's National Theatre