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Sara Bareilles Celebrates 'Waitress' Broadway Opening Night!

Sara Bareilles is all smiles while striking a pose at the Broadway opening night after party of Waitress held at Bryant Park Grill on Sunday (April 24) in New York City.

The 36-year-old singer, who wrote and composed the music, was joined at the event by the stars of the play Jessie Mueller, Keala Settle, Kimiko Glenn and director Diane Paulus.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Sara Bareilles

In case you didn’t know, Sara released her album, What’s Inside: Songs from Waitress, featuring songs from the musical back in November.

Waitress is playing at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre now – Buy tickets here!


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Sara Bareilles' 'Waitress' Musical Breaks a Broadway Record!

Sara Bareilles‘ new Broadway musical Waitress, for which she wrote the music and lyrics, started performances this past weekend in New York City and it has already broken a record!

The new show, starring Tony Award winner Jessie Mueller, set a house record at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre for the most money brought in at a single performance ever at the theatre with $145,532.

The musical was completely sold out for its first four performances and brought in 111.4% of its gross potential, behind only the smash hit shows Hamilton and Wicked, according to Broadway World.

“Today was pretty epic,” Sara wrote on Twitter on Sunday evening after the first weekend of shows wrapped up and it sounds like she’s going to have an epic run with her new show!

Jessie Mueller Sings Sara Bareilles' 'She Used to Be Mine' During 'Waitress' Rehearsal (Video)

Jessie Mueller will bring you to tears with her heartbreaking rendition of Sara Bareilles‘ original song “She Used to Be Mine” during rehearsals for the upcoming Broadway musical Waitress.

Sara wrote the music and lyrics for the new musical, based on the 2007 movie starring Keri Russell.

“She Used to Be Mine” is the character Jenna’s big number in the show and Sara released it as a single late last year. She also released an album with songs from the musical and you can get that now!

Jessie is a Tony-winning actress who previously played Carole King in Beautiful.


Jessie Mueller Sings “She Used to Be Mine” from Sara Bareilles’ WAITRESS

Kristin Chenoweth & Helen Mirren Win Big at Drama Desks

Kristin Chenoweth and Helen Mirren show off their trophies after winning big at the 2015 Drama Desk Awards on Sunday night (May 31) in New York City.

The ladies won the awards for Outstanding Actress in a Musical and Outstanding Actress in a Play, respectively. Kristin picked up her award for On the Twentieth Century while Helen won for her work in The Audience.

Other winners included triple winner Lin-Manuel Miranda from Hamilton and You Can’t Take It With You‘s Annaleigh Ashford.

Also in attendance at the event were Skylight‘s Carey Mulligan, host Laura Benanti, Hand to God‘s Marc Kudisch, Finding Neverland‘s Laura Michelle Kelly and Carolee Carmello, Fun Home‘s Sydney Lucas, Something Rotten‘s Brian d’Arcy James and Christian Borle, as well as Jessie Mueller and Andrew Rannells.

FYI: Kristin is wearing a Jonathan Simkhai dress, Christian Louboutin shoes, and Eva Fehren jewelry. Jessie is wearing a Randi Rahm dress. Carey is wearing a Balenciaga dress. Helen is wearing a Dolce&Gabbana dress.

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Allison Williams Is Feeling 'Beautiful' for Her Broadway Visit

Allison Williams embraces Tony Award winner Jessie Mueller in a hug while stopping by backstage after a performance of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical on Wednesday evening (January 28) at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre in New York City.

The 26-year-old Girls actress is no stranger to the musical theater world. Just last month she starred in NBC’s live production of the musical Peter Pan.

At a recent dinner that Allison attended in the Big Apple, she reportedly had to clarify that her date was actually her brother and not her fiance Ricky Van Veen.

“He’s not my fiancé, which many people mix up,” Allison told a photographer, according to Page Six.

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Carole King Joins Jessie Mueller for 'Beautiful' Performance at Tony Awards 2014! (Video)

The legendary Carole King joins actress Jessie Mueller on stage for a performance at the 2014 Tony Awards on Sunday evening (June 8) at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

The performance started off with Jessie singing “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow” before the actresses playing The Shirelles continued with the song. The leading lady then began the classic song “I Feel the Earth Move” with Carole and the full cast joining in.

Later in the show, Jessie won the award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical for her work in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical.


“Beautiful: The Carole King Musical” – Tony Awards 2014
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Jessie Mueller Is 'Beautiful' for Carole King at Tony Awards 2014!

Jessie Mueller looks absolutely beautiful while walking the red carpet at the 2014 Tony Awards on Sunday evening (June 8) at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

The actress won the award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical for her work in the show Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. Watch her acceptance speech below!

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Jessie Mueller

Also pictured inside: Jessie‘s co-stars Anika Larsen and Jarrod Spector who were also nominated for their performances in the show.

FYI: Jessie is wearing a Randi Rahm dress.


Jessie Mueller’s Tony Awards 2014 Acceptance Speech
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