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Jessie Mueller to star in Sara Bareilles musical at American Repertory Theater season

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NEW YORK — The Sara Bareilles' musical "Waitress" has found its server — Jessie Mueller.

Mueller, who won the Tony Award for best leading actress in a musical last year, will star in the American Repertory Theater adaptation of the 2007 film starring Keri Russell .

PHOTO: FILE - In this June 1, 2014 file photo, Jessie Mueller attends the Drama Desk Awards in New York. Mueller, who won the best leading actress in a musical Tony Award last year, will star in the American Repertory Theater adaptation of the 2007 film "Waitress" starring Keri Russell. Performances begin in August. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
FILE - In this June 1, 2014 file photo, Jessie Mueller attends the Drama Desk Awards in New York. Mueller, who won the best leading actress in a musical Tony Award last year, will star in the American Repertory Theater adaptation of the 2007 film "Waitress" starring Keri Russell. Performances begin in August. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

It will be directed by Diane Paulus, the artistic director, who has also helmed the recent revival of "Pippin" and the new "Finding Neverland." Performances begin in August.

Mueller, who played Carole King in the musical "Beautiful" on Broadway, previously starred in "On a Clear Day You Can See Forever" with Harry Connick Jr. and replaced Kelli O'Hara in "Nice Work If You Can Get It."

"Waitress" tells the story of a waitress trapped in a small-town diner and a loveless marriage.


Online: http://americanrepertorytheater.org

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