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Diane Paulus to direct musical adaption of 2007 Keri Russell film, “Waitress”

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Days after Diane Paulus collected her first Tony award for directing the hit musical revival of “Pippin,” she already has her next buzzworthy project. The artistic director at the ART in Cambridge will direct “Waitress,” a musical adaptation of the quirky 2007 film that starred Keri Russell as Jenna, a pregnant Southern waitress trapped in a bad marriage who finds happiness by making delicious pies. Grammy-nominated pop star Sara Bareilles, known widely for her hit, “Love Song,” will handle the score. The musical will also feature the talents of fellow “Pippin” crew—producers Barry and Fran Weissler—and Pulitzer-prize winning playwright Paula Vogel, who will write the adapted script.

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