The Washington Post

‘Waitress’ at the National

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The musical “Waitress” had me at “Hello, how ya been,” one of the typically folksy lyrics in Sara Bareilles’s warm pop score. The 2016 Broadway hit now making a tour stop at the National Theatre is a quirky show — the comedy is kooky and the drama makes you sit awfully still — and maybe you need a real sweet tooth to go for the semi-fairy tale about a pregnant waitress named Jenna trying to work her way out of a stifling marriage. But like the 2007 movie it’s based on, the offbeat “Waitress” has disarming charm and a ton of heart. Through June 3 at the National Theatre. — Nelson Pressley

 ?? JOAN MARCUS ?? Easy as pie, “Waitress” dishes out earworm tunes and charm with, from left, Lenne Klingaman, Desi Oakley and Charity Angel Dawson.
JOAN MARCUS Easy as pie, “Waitress” dishes out earworm tunes and charm with, from left, Lenne Klingaman, Desi Oakley and Charity Angel Dawson.

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