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FIRST LOOK: Grammy Award winner Jennifer Nettles (last seen in Chicago) is about to wow Broadway audiences once again from being a MERRY MURDERESS to now baking some of the most delicious pies as the new leading lady of the strictly limited engagement revival of Waitress this week.
We are so happy to share with you a new promo photo that has been released of the acclaimed country singer in costume as pregnant pie maker “Jenna Hunterson”.
Nettles first performance as “Jenna” in WAITRESS replacing Sara Bareilles (who plays her final performance TODAY) is set for this Tuesday night, October 19th, 2021 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. She will play a month long run through November 24th, 2021. She joins the cast the same day as a previously announced lineup of new cast members joining consisting of…..
Acclaimed stage and screen star Erich Bergen (best known for appearing in the film version of Jersey Boys and on TV’s Madam Secretary) will return to the Diner playing the first of 2 limited engagement stints and temporary replacing Drew Gehling as the hottest doctor in town….. “Dr. Pomatter”.
Nik Dodani (recently in the film adaptation of Dear Evan Hansen) replacing original standout Tony nominated star Christopher Fitzgerald (who returns to prepare for the revival of Company) in the role of the awkward, nerdy, and magical “Ogie”
and
Ben Thompson (known for also appearing on Broadway in Matilda The Musical, American Idiot, and Holler If Ya Hear Me) also returning to the Diner to replace Joe Tippett in the role of the drunk, arrogant, greedy, and abusive “Earl”.
Other new cast members that recently just joined consisted of….
Tour veteran cast member Maiesha McQueen who replaced Charity AngĂ©l Dawson (now back preparing to relaunch Mrs. Doubtfire) as “Becky”
and
Ashley Blanchet who took over from Caitlin Houlahan (now back at Girl From The North Country) as “Dawn”.
Break a leg this week Jennifer and the new cast members!!
Happy Trails to Sara and all the newly departed cast members.
Who is excited?
How amazing does Jennifer look as “Jenna”?!!
Mike Haber
Author: Mike Haber

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