The production is set to open in April, 2016 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, thanks to a successful world premiere at the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Waitress has already received rave reviews in previews and will run at the A.R.T. until 27 September (15).

The musical, about a waitress and expert pie maker stuck in a small town and loveless marriage, stars Broadway actress Jessie Mueller, who won a Tony Award last year (14) for playing Carole King in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical.

Directed by another Tony winner Diane Paulus, the production also marks a first for Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles, who wrote the music and lyrics for the show.