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DELICIOUS NEWS!! Acclaimed stage and screen star Erich Bergen is making his way back to the Doctor’s Office as he rejoins the Tony and Grammy nominated smash hit Waitress. The actor (best known for appearing in the film version of Jersey Boys and TV’s Madam Secretary) will join the cast of the current limited engagement Broadway revival of the hit Sara Bareilles musical version of the hit film as the hottest doctor in town….. “Dr. Pomatter”. He will play 2 strictly limited runs at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre from October 19th–24th, 2021 and then again November 2nd-7th, 2021.
Bergen previously played the role during WAITRESS’ original Broadway run at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre back in 2018.
When he joins on the 19th, he will come the same day with the show’s upcoming new lead principals starting consisting of…
Grammy winner Jennifer Nettles replacing Sara Bareilles as “Jenna Hunterson”,
Dear Evan Hansen film star Nik Dodani replacing Christopher Fitzgerald (set to prepare to reopen Company) as “Ogie”,
and
Broadway favorite Ben Thompson returning for this revival replacing Joe Tippett as “Earl”.
Other new cast members that recently just joined consisted of….
Maiesha McQueen who replaced Charity Angél Dawson (now back at Mrs. Doubtfire) as “Becky”
and
Ashley Blanchet who took over from Caitlin Houlahan (now back at Girl From The North Country) as “Dawn”.
Original “Dr. Pomatter” himself Drew Gehling will be on a brief leave of absence from the show but will be back to continue his run till November 24th, 2021.
Who is excited?!!
Mike Haber
Author: Mike Haber

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