Jessie Mueller is getting out of the kitchen.
The star of the Broadway musical Waitress will play her last performance in the role of master pie baker Jenna March 26, 2017. Mueller, who won a Tony Award for her performance in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, was nominated for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical for her work in Waitress.
No successor in the role has been announced yet.
Mueller currently appears opposite Drama Desk nominee Eric Anderson (Cal), Charity Angél Dawson (Becky), Tony Award nominee Christopher Fitzgerald (Ogie), Drew Gehling (Dr. Pomatter), Caitlin Houlahan (Dawn), Dakin Matthews (Joe), William Popp (Earl), Cate Elefante, Thay Floyd, Henry Gottfried, Molly Hager, Aisha Jackson, Molly Jobe, Max Kumangai, Anastacia McClesky, Ella Dane Morgan, Jeremy Morse, Olivia Phillip, Stephanie Torns, and Ryan Vasquez.
Tickets, which are now booking through June 11, 2017, are available online at Ticketmaster.com or by calling (877) 250-2929.
Based on the 2007 film of the same title, Waitress tells the story of Jenna (Mueller), an expert pie maker in a small town, who dreams of a way out of her loveless marriage. A baking contest in a nearby county and the town’s new doctor (Gehling) may offer her a chance at a new life, while her fellow waitresses (Dawson and Houlahan) offer their own recipes to happiness. But Jenna must find the courage and strength within herself to rebuild her life.