Broadway: WAITRESS Pie Contest, PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh





PITTBSURGH—The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces WAITRESS, on national tour coming to Pittsburgh in March 2018, will conduct a local search for the most creative pie recipe, like Jenna’s signature pies. As pie is a key ingredient to the storytelling of the show, we are seeking creative pie recipes that mimic Jenna’s whimsical recipes.  Bakers may submit their most creative, whimsical pie recipe—the kind of recipe that expresses your hopes, dreams, fears or frustrations, something baked right from the heart.  The winner’s recipe will be featured as an insert in the official WAITRESS cookbook.  The winner will also be featured on the local market social channels and WAITRESS social channels. Three finalist recipes will be chosen and select celebrity judges will choose the winning recipe during a taste-testing conducted during a live locally broadcast television program. Submissions for the WAITRESS Pie Contest will be accepted online from Wednesday, January 31, 2018, at 8:00 a.m.ET through Wednesday, February 14, 2018, at 11:59 p.m.ET.  For more details about the Official Rules Baked from the Heart: WAITRESS Pie Contest, visit:

About WAITRESS Brought to life by a groundbreaking all-female creative team, this irresistible new hit features original music and lyrics by 6-time Grammy® nominee Sara Bareilles (“Brave,” “Love Song”), a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson (I Am Sam) and direction by Tony Award® winner Diane Paulus (Hair, Pippin, Finding Neverland). “It’s an empowering musical of the highest order!” raves the Chicago Tribune.

Inspired by Adrienne Shelly’s beloved film, WAITRESS tells the story of Jenna – a waitress and expert pie maker, Jenna dreams of a way out of her small town and loveless marriage. A baking contest in a nearby county and the town’s new doctor may offer her a chance at a fresh start, while her fellow waitresses offer their own recipes for happiness. But Jenna must summon the strength and courage to rebuild her own life.

WAITRESS is a little slice of heaven!” says Entertainment Weekly and “a monumental contribution to Broadway!” according to Marie Claire. Don’t miss this uplifting musical celebrating friendship, motherhood, and the magic of a well-made pie.

In Pittsburgh, the national Broadway tour of WAITRESS will be performed March 6-11, 2018, at the Benedum Center, part of the 2017-2018 PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh series, presented by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and Broadway Across America. For tickets and information, visit, call 412-456-6666 or in person at Theater Square Box Office, 655 Penn Avenue.

Broadway Across America
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Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has overseen one of Pittsburgh’s most historic transformations: turning a seedy red-light district into a magnet destination for arts lovers, residents, visitors, and business owners. Founded in 1984, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a non-profit arts organization whose mission is the cultural and economic revitalization of a 14-block arts and entertainment/residential neighborhood called the Cultural District. The District is one of the country’s largest land masses “curated” by a single nonprofit arts organization. A major catalytic force in the city, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a unique model of how public-private partnerships can reinvent a city with authenticity, innovation and creativity. Using the arts as an economic catalyst, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has holistically created a world-renowned Cultural District that is revitalizing the city, improving the regional economy and enhancing Pittsburgh’s quality of life. Thanks to the support of foundations, corporations, government agencies and thousands of private citizens, the Trust stands as a national model of urban redevelopment through the arts.

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