‘Waitress’ Review

Bryan Fenkart and Desi Oakley in the National Tour of WAITRESS. Credit: Joan Marcus

Six-time Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles told you in her 2007 breakthrough hit that she’s “not going to write you a love song.” Luckily, she did write you (and everyone) music and lyrics to Jessie Nelson’s story…an All-American feel-good story about Jenna, a pie-making-master waitress who is trapped in a disaster of a marriage to her husband, Earl. Jenna gets drunk and sleeps with Earl, becomes a card-carrying member of “Club Knocked Up,” just prior to starting an affair with her gynecologist, Dr. Pomatter. (C’mon, we’ve all been there…right?)