Gerianne Perez Joins Cast of Waitress National Tour

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 (HairPippinFinding Neverland). "It's an empowering musical of the highest order!" raves Chicago Tribune.

Inspired by Adrienne Shelly's beloved film, Waitress tells the story of Jenna. A waitress and expert piemaker, 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.

Gerianne joins the cast in the ensemble and as Dawn US. For the current itinerary of future cities, visit WaitresstheMusical.com.

BWW Interview: Debut of the Month - IN TRANSIT's Gerianne Perez

Gerianne Perez makes her Broadway debut as 'Kathy' in In Transit, a new a cappella musical which follows the intertwined lives of 11 New Yorkers whose careers are a work in progress and who are faced with the challenges of navigating city life, and upholding relationships with lovers, family and friends. With a book, music and lyrics by Academy Award winner Kristen Anderson-Lopez (Frozen), James-Allen Ford, Russ Kaplan and Sara Wordsworth and vocal arrangements by Deke Sharon, In Transit is directed and choreographed by three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall.

Today, the talented actress speaks to BWW about making her Broadway debut, and shares her hope that In Transit will help people feel a little less alone in their journeys from point A to point B!

This Broadway Musical May Be What the Country Needs Right Now

Theatre Development Fund

There's a new Broadway musical that might help remedy our devastating national fissures. For a few hours, at least, it might replace our sense of "my country/their country" with a vision of unity and cooperation. It might remind us, if only for a little while, how it looks when Americans rely on each other to make the world work. That musical is "In Transit." 

New York Today: The Subway Rolls Onto the Stage

The New York Times

Good morning on this breezy Monday.

Welcome back, W train.

The subway line returns after a six-year hiatus, now running between Lower Manhattan and Astoria in Queens.

If that doesn’t make you want to sing with glee and skip along a train platform, perhaps this will.

“In Transit,” the a cappella musical about the magic that unfolds on the New York City subway, opens this week on Broadway.

A Cappella Musical In Transit Sets Broadway Opening

Playbill

In Transit, the a cappella musical that played a critically acclaimed run Off-Broadway, will begin previews November 10 at Broadway’s Circle in the Square, prior to a December 11 opening night.

Advance tickets for In Transit go on sale to American Express Card Members July 25 (10 AM/EST) through August 2 (9:59 AM EST). Audience Rewards members will have advance ticket access from August 2 (10 AM EST) through August 8 (9:59 AM EST).

Frozen songwriter, Pitch Perfect music director on making Broadway’s first a cappella musical

Entertainment Weekly

They say to write what you know, and that’s exactly what the writers behind In Transit have done with their new Broadway musical. The production, which follows New Yorkers of all walks of life through the lens of city’s subway system, begins previews Nov. 10 at Manhattan’s Circle in the Square Theatre — and is particularly notable because it’s Broadway’s first a cappella musical. But despite the show’s relatable themes and the current trendiness of a cappella, In Transit has taken more than a decade to come to fruition.

Meet the Cast of Broadway’s In Transit

Playbill

The a cappella musical In Transit begins previews November 10 and officially opens December 11 at Circle in the Square Theatre.

The musical has book, music, and lyrics by Academy Award winner Kristen Anderson-Lopez (Frozen), James-Allen Ford, Russ Kaplan, and Sara Wordsworth. In Transit is directed and choreographed by three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall (Anything Goes, Nice Work If You Can Get It).

Welcome to GeriannePerez.com!

For those of you that do not know, Gerianne began her professional career in the award-winning production of Volleygirls at the Signature Theatre alongside Susan Blackwell and Monica Raymund (of SISU THEATRICAL PRODUCTIONS). This production was noted as the NYMF 2013 "Best of Fest", "Best Ensemble", "Most Promising New Musical", and Huffington Post's "one of the best shows of 2013. " She then went on to star in Bubble Boy at Hamilton Stage written by Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio, creators of the hit film Despicable Me, followed by another star turn as the classic Rizzo in Grease at North Shore Music Theatre. Gerianne has also developed roles in new musicals such as Eva in We are the Tigers (Over the Moon Productions), Chelsea in Fable (NYMF 2014), and Josefa in Revenge with Music for UnsungMusicalsCo.'s 2014 developmental reading series at Lincoln Center.

She has appeared on stages from New York City to Shanghai, and venues including 54 Below, Joe's Pub, Town Hall, Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, and the Beacon Theater. Gerianne Pérez is a proud graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and their conservatory program at CAP21.

Gerianne is currently cast as Kathy in Broadway's first a cappella musical, In Transit, opening at the Circle in the Square Theatre (235 West 50th Street) on December 11.

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