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Sara Bareilles Returns to Broadway, Breaks Box Office Records

Sara Bareilles is back on Broadway in the musical Waitress and she helped the show break box office records in her first week back!

The Grammy and Tony-nominated singer, who wrote the music for Waitress, is now starring alongside her longtime friend Jason Mraz in the musical.

Waitress grossed $1,608,291.60 in the week ending January 21, 2018. This marks not only the highest grossing week thus far for the hit musical, but also the highest grossing week ever for the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, according to BroadwayWorld.com.

The previous record was set by Waitress for the week ending January 1, 2017, when the show grossed $1,452,079.60. This was also for a nine-show week whereas the current record was set with just eight shows.

The performance on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 8pm also marked the single highest grossing performance ever with $217,571.00.

Congrats to Sara on the massive success of her show. You can see her in the musical now through February 25.

Watch Sara Bareilles Perform with Jason Mraz in Her Return to 'Waitress'

Sara Bareilles just made her return to Broadway in the musical Waitress alongside her longtime friend Jason Mraz and you can watch a video from their first night on stage together!

During the curtain call, Sara and Jason did a reprise of the act one closer “Bad Idea” and of course the audience loved it.

Sara wrote the music for the Waitress and she did a 12 week run in the show last year, bringing in record grosses for the show. The combo of her and Jason together is likely to send the numbers skyrocketing. Make sure to see them before they leave!

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Sara Bareilles to Star in 'Jesus Christ Superstar Live' as Mary Magdalene

Sara Bareilles has joined the cast of NBC’s Jesus Christ Superstar Live in the role of Mary Magdalene!

The Grammy-nominated singer will star opposite John Legend as Jesus and Alice Cooper as King Herod.

The musical will air live on April 1, which is Easter Sunday.

“We’re overjoyed to have Sara Bareilles play Mary Magdalene and I can guarantee that her interpretation of the standard ‘I Don’t Know How to Love Him’ will become an instant classic,” NBC chairman Robert Greenblatt said in a statement. “I was lucky enough to see Sara in Waitress and she gave as moving and as beautifully sung a performance as I’ve seen on a Broadway stage in a long time.”

Sara is rejoining the cast of Broadway’s Waitress later this month for a special six-week engagement, so get your tickets now!

Sara Bareilles & Jason Mraz Sing a 'Waitress' Song in the Park (Video)

Sara Bareilles is heading back to Broadway for a six-week run in her musical Waitress and she will be starring alongside her longtime friend and collaborator Jason Mraz!

To celebrate their upcoming Broadway gig, Sara and Jason sang one of the songs from the musical, “It Only Takes a Taste,” in a New York City park.

Sara and Jason previously sang two of their characters’ duets for the 2015 album What’s Inside: Songs from Waitress, but this one was not featured on it. The album was released ahead of Waitress‘ Broadway debut.

Sara will be re-joining the show on January 16 and Jason is currently in the show until January 28. Sara‘s run ends on February 25.

Sara Bareilles Books Return to Her Broadway Show 'Waitress'

Sara Bareilles is returning to Broadway!

The 37-year-old singer will don the apron once again in the lead role of Jenna in musical Waitress, which she made her debut in earlier this year.

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Betsy Wolfe – who currently stars in the musical – will take her final bow on January 9, 2018.

Sara will reprise her role on January 16 in a limited engagement through February 25.

Jason Mraz – who plays Dr. Pomatter in the show – has extended his stay on the show through January 26, sharing the stage with Sara for two weeks.

Sara composed the music for Waitress and earned a Tony and Grammy nomination for her role.

Sara Bareilles Joins 'Waitress' Star Betsy Wolfe for Carnegie Hall Concert!

Sara Bareilles hits the stage with her friend Betsy Wolfe for a performance at the New York Pops’ Women of Note concert at Carnegie Hall on Friday (November 17) in New York City.

Betsy, who is currently starring in Sara‘s Broadway show Waitress, headlined the concert with fellow Broadway star Adam Kantor. They celebrated the music written by female composers all night long.

The evening ended with Sara joining Betsy for a performance of her song “Chasing the Sun.” Ingrid Michaelson also performed with Betsy.

Adam was joined on stage by guest performers Georgia Stitt and Shaina Taub, both of whom played the piano while he sang their songs.

FYI: Sara is wearing a Mario Dice dress and Le Silla heels.

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Sara Bareilles Joins Broadway Stars for Double Standards Concert in NYC

Sara Bareilles walks the pink carpet at the Double Standards concert held at Town Hall on Sunday (November 12) in New York City.

The Tony and Grammy-nominated singer joined some of Broadway’s best, including original Waitress star Jessie Mueller, for a concert celebrating women’s rights, health, and empowerment.

Also in attendance were Sara‘s longtime friend Ingrid Michaelson and her former The Great Comet co-star Denee Benton, as well as Adrienne Warren, Eden Espinosa, Orfeh, Laura Bell Bundy, Linda Hart, Lena Hall, Sierra Boggess, Lesli Margherita, Morgan James, Ana Gasteyer, and more.

“Loved tonight. Thank you all the magic makers and supportive humans for coming together. Good for the soul,” Sara wrote on Instagram.

FYI: Sara is wearing a Luisa Beccaria suit, Pedro Garcia heels, and Swarovski jewelry.

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