Singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles and Tony and Olivier Award winner Gavin Creel conclude their limited engagement in Broadway's Waitress February 3 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. The two stepped into the roles of Jenna and Dr. Pomatter, respectively, January 7.
This marked Bareilles' third time stepping into the spotlight of her musical, for which she earned Tony and Grammy nominations for the score. Creel—a close friend of hers—joined following a Tony-winning turn in Hello, Dolly!
Beginning February 4 Stephanie Torns, an original ensemble member and longtime understudy for Jenna, will assume the role full-time once more, having previously stepped in for select stints throughout the show's three-year run. Joey McIntyre of New Kids on the Block fame also joins the cast as Dr. Pomatter that same day.
The current Broadway cast includes Christopher Fitzgerald as Ogie, Charity Angel Dawson as Becky, Lenne Klingaman as Dawn, Ben Thompson as Earl, Benny Elledge as Cal, and Larry Marshall as Joe. Eddie Jemison, who played Ogie in the 2007 film that inspired the musical, joins the cast to reprise the role beginning February 11.