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Sara Bareilles to pen score for ‘Waitress’ musical

Sara Bareilles to pen score for ‘Waitress’ musical
Sara Bareilles
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The offbeat 2007 movie “Waitress” is getting a musical makeover courtesy of pop star Sara Bareilles and the producers of the Tony Award-winning musical revival ‘Pippin.’

Just off their win Sunday, Barry and Fran Weissler announced that they plan to mount the musical with some Broadway heavyweights backstage.

“Pippin” director Diane Paulus, who also won a Tony, is helming the show, and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel is writing the script.

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The production marks the first musical score for Bareilles, who earned a Grammy nod for her hit “Love Song.”

The movie starred Keri Russell (“The Americans”) as a Southern waitress trapped in a marriage and job who bakes her way to a happy ending.

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