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Jennifer Nettles Singing What Baking Can Do in Waitress on Broadway

Watch Now: Waitress Star Jennifer Nettles Performs “What Baking Can Do”

Jennifer Nettles began her shift at the diner over at Waitress, taking over the role of Jenna from composer Sara Bareilles. Get a glimpse at the Grammy winner’s performance, now happening nightly at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, as she performs “What Baking Can Do,” one of the show’s most beloved songs.

Based on the 2007 motion picture written by Adrienne Shelly, Waitress is the first Broadway musical in history to have four women in the four top creative team spots, with a book by Jessie Nelson, music and lyrics by Grammy Winner and Tony and Emmy Award-nominated Sara Bareilles, choreography by Lorin Latarro and direction by Tony Award-winner Diane Paulus.

Waitress tells the story of Jenna, a waitress and expert pie maker stuck in a small town and a loveless marriage. When a baking contest in a nearby county offers her a chance at escape, Jenna fights to reclaim a long-forgotten part of herself. Through the support of her fellow waitresses and an unexpected romance, Jenna begins to find the courage to take a long-abandoned dream off the shelf. Waitress celebrates the power of friendship, dreams, the family we choose, and the beauty of a well-baked pie.’

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