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Nice Work If You Can Get It (musical)

Musical 'Waitress' to star Jessie Mueller on Broadway

Jessie Mueller, last seen on Broadway as a King, is coming back as a waitress.

Theater producers Barry and Fran Weissler said Friday that the Tony Award-winning Mueller will star in the musical adaptation of the 2007 film "Waitress" with songs by pop star Sara Bareilles.

Mueller won the best leading actress in a musical Tony last year for playing Carole King in the musical "Beautiful." Her new show plays the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, with previews beginning March 25. It previously played at the American Repertory Theater at Harvard.

It will be directed by Diane Paulus, who has also helmed the recent revival of "Pippin" and the new...