American Idol's Jordin Sparks Meets the Press Ahead of Joining Waitress on Broadway

Photos   American Idol's Jordin Sparks Meets the Press Ahead of Joining Waitress on Broadway
 
The Grammy-nominated singer will play a limited engagement as Jenna beginning September 16.
Jordin Sparks
Jordin Sparks Marc J. Franklin

Jordin Sparks, who made her Broadway debut in In the Heights, will return to the musical theatre stage. The American Idol winner will play a limited engagement in Broadway's Waitress, assuming the role of Jenna from Alison Luff September 16 through October 27.

Sparks earned a Grammy nomination in 2009 for "No Air," featured on her self-titled debut album (she has since released the studio albums Battlefield and Right Here Right Now). Her additional credits include Sparkle and God Bless the Broken Road.

Flip through photos of the press day below:

The current cast also includes Mark Evans as Dr. Pomatter, Todrick Hall as Ogie, Colleen Ballinger as Dawn, Charity Angél Dawson as Becky, Ben Thompson as Earl, Richard Kline as Joe, and Benny Elledge as Cal.

The musical, featuring a score by Sara Bareilles and a book by Jessie Nelson, is slated to end its run at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre January 5, 2020.

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