Additional Casting for Waitress Announced
As the Fall 2015 Broadway season continues to roll in with opening after opening, we’re looking ahead to the spring 2016 season and what those productions entail! Casting, first looks and more continue to flow in for many upcoming shows and today we bring you the exciting news of one of the most anticipated new musicals this season! The show has just announced some new cast and returning cast members as it eyes Broadway for later this spring! Today, Luner on Theatre brings you the exciting news of additional casting announced for Broadway’s Waitress!
Additional casting for the new Broadway-bound musical Waitress has been announced today! Tony Award nominee Christopher Fitzgerald (Pictured Right) has joined the cast as Ogie while Tony Award nominee Keala Settle will reprise her role as Becky she created during the A.R.T. production. Others confirmed for Broadway include Eric Anderson as Cal, Drew Gehling as Dr. Pomatter, Kimiko Glenn as Dawn and Dakin Matthews as Joe. Charity Angel Dawson, Jeremy Morse and Stephanie Torns have been announced to join the Broadway ensemble. The additional cast joins Tony Award winner Jessie Mueller (Pictured Bottom) recreating her role and work she first showed off during the American Repertory Theatre’s sold out run earlier this year. Additional casting for the Broadway bow will be announced soon!
As previously reported by Luner on Theatre, Waitress is set to take up residence at The Brooks Atkinson Theatre this spring. Previews are slated to begin to March 25th, 2016 before officially opening April 24th. The show made its world premiere at the American Repertory Theatre this summer playing August 2nd through September 27th, 2015 to sold out audiences. The show comes with much anticipation to Broadway as five-time Grammy Award nominee Sara Bareilles (Pictured Above Left) makes her theatrical debut penning the music and lyrics for the show. Bareilles has sold over one million records in the United States as well as over seven million singles. She has been nominated for a Grammy Award five times including the Grammy Award for Album of the Year, considered by many to be the most prestigious award in the U.S. business.
Waitress is a new musical that features music and lyric by Sara Bareilles with a book by Jessie Nelson. Based on the motion picture by Adrienne Shelly, Waitress tells the story of Jenna, a waitress and expert pie maker, whose stuck in a small time life and a marriage lacking love. When the nearby county’s baking contest offers her a chance at recognition, Jenna finds herself weighing a chance at escape against her commitments. She must decide herself what the true recipe for happiness as local customers, co-workers and more offer their opinions as well.
Very exciting as more details regarding the highly anticipated Waitress musical are announced! We are looking forward to, hopefully soon, learning the full cast roster! The addition of Christopher Fitzgerald is exciting for many who have seen the Broadway performer in any of his many appearances on Broadway. He is a hysterical performer who we personally have seen as well and have always enjoyed. We need to give a special shout out and congratulations to Jeremy Morse (Pictured Above Right) who will be making his Broadway debut with Waitress later this spring! We are not only lucky enough to know Jeremy but have been lucky enough to have had the chance to work and perform with him before. He is not only a wonderful human being but an incredibly talented performer. We are so looking forward to seeing Jeremy onstage this spring and congratulate you on your upcoming Broadway debut!
Luner on Theatre will keep you updated as more is revealed about Waitress as it heads to Broadway this spring! Tickets for the Broadway bow of the show officially go on sale to the public tomorrow morning at 10 AM. We’re looking forward to welcoming this new musical to Broadway later this season as a part of the 2015-16 season! For more information, visit Waitress The Musical‘s Official Website, Facebook Page or Twitter. (Copyright Note;Unless noted, we do not own/claim ownership for any photos used in this post) And of course, check out the rest of Luner on Theatre for all your theatre news you don’t only need but want to know and so much more!