Ahead of making their Waitress debuts, Joey McIntyre and Eddie Jemison met the press at Sardi’s in New York City January 29.
McIntyre will return to Broadway as Dr. Pomatter, beginning a limited engagement February 4, taking over for Tony Award winner Gavin Creel. The New Kids on the Block singer-songwriter and actor, who previously performed on Broadway in Wicked, is schedule to play Jenna’s love interest through April 7.
Jemison returns to the role of Ogie, the character he created in the 2007 film that the musical is based on, February 11, marking his Broadway debut. The star is scheduled to reprise his performance as the eccentric Revolutionary War reenactor through April 28, taking over from Tony Award nominee Christopher Fitzgerald.
The current cast stars Waitress composer Sara Bareilles as Jenna as well as Charity Angél Dawson as Becky, Benny Elledge as Cal, Lenne Klingaman as Dawn, Larry Marshall as Joe, and Ben Thompson as Earl.
Flip through photos of the press day with Joey McIntyre and Eddie Jemison below: