Broadway’s Waitress Will Welcome Betsy Wolfe in Leading Role

Broadway News   Broadway’s Waitress Will Welcome Betsy Wolfe in Leading Role
 
The singing actor will succeed the musical’s composer, Sara Bareilles.
Betsy Wolfe
Betsy Wolfe

Betsy Wolfe, seen on Broadway earlier this season in the revival of William Finn's Falsettos, will join the cast of the award-winning musical Waitress beginning June 13 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre.

Wolfe, whose Broadway credits also include Bullets Over Broadway, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Everyday Rapture, 110 in the Shade, and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, will step into the lead role of expert pie-maker Jenna Hunterson, the part created by Tony winner Jessie Mueller and currently played by the show's composer, Sara Bareilles, who will play her final performance as Jenna June 11.

Read: WHY CASTING SARA BAREILLES IN WAITRESS WAS A NO-BRAINER

Waitress, featuring a book by Jessie Nelson and directed by Diane Paulus, tells the story of a small-town diner employee who channels her hopes, fears, excitement, and frustrations into her love of creating cheekily titled pies. A baking competition—and a tryst with her gynecologist—offer her a chance of escape from her abusive marriage.

For information about tickets, click here. The Brooks Atkinson Theatre is located at 256 West 47th Street.

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