Sara Bareilles to play Jenna in Waitress


London theatre news: Monday 4 November 2019


Casting - London West End - Musicals

Sara Bareilles will reunite with Gavin Creel to make her West End debut in Waitress from 27 January to 7 March 2020 for a strictly limited six-week run.
Sara Bareilles to play Jenna in Waitress at the Adelphi Theatre


International star Sara Bareilles who wrote the music and lyrics for hit musical Waitress, will be making her West End debut next year taking on the role of Jenna in the show.


She will be reunited with Olivier and Tony Award®-winning actor Gavin Creel, (Book of Mormon & Mary Poppins) who joins the cast alongside her as Dr Pomatter.


Sara and Gavin are scheduled to join the cast for a strictly limited, six-week run, from Mon 27 January 2020 after which time Lucie Jones and David Hunter will return to the roles of Jenna and Dr Pomatter from 9 March.




Show listing information


Synopsis


Inspired by Adrienne Shelly's beloved film, WAITRESS tells the story of Jenna, a waitress and expert pie maker who 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.


Cast


SARA BAREILLES - Jenna

NATASHA YVETTE WILLIAMS - Becky

EVELYN HOSKINS - Dawn

GAVIN CREEL - Dr. Pomatter

TAMLYN HENDERSON - Earl

ANDREW BOYER - Old Joe

RICHARD TAYLOR WOODS - Cal

JOEL MONTAGUE - Ogie

ROSEMARY NKRUMAH - Nurse Norma

PIERS BATE - Ensemble

MONIQUE ASHE-PALMER - Ensemble

BEN MORRIS - Ensemble

OLIVIA MOORE - Ensemble

NATHANIEL MORRISON - Ensemble

LAURA SELWOOD - Ensemble

MATTHEW ROWLAND - Swing

SARAH O'CONNOR - Swing

LEANNE PINDER - Swing, Resident Choreographer

MARK WILLSHIRE - Swing

LUCIA DE WAN - Lulu (at certain performances)

MADISON WORLEY - Lulu (at certain performances)


Creatives


Author: Jessie Nelson
Composer: Sara Bareilles
Lyricist: Sara Bareilles
Director: Diane Paulus

Venue


Adelphi Theatre
Strand
London
WC2R 0NS


Dates


From: Friday 8 February 2019

Closed: Friday 27 March 2020

Tickets


Standard: From £20


Links


Show website
ActDrop full listing for Waitress

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