Joey McIntyre debuts in Waitress on Broadway
McIntyre assumes the role of Dr. Pomatter for a limited engagement through to April 7, 2019 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre.
He's got The Right Stuff! New Kids on the Block member Joey McIntyre returns to Broadway tonight, as scheduled, assuming the role of Dr. Pomatter in the hit musical Waitress for a limited engagement through to April 7, 2019. Tony Award winner Gavin Creel played his final performance in the role on February 3.
As a member of New Kids on the Block, McIntrye has toured extensively and sold over 80 million records worldwide. His previous stage credits include the role of Jonathan in a National Tour of Tick, Tick... BOOM! and the role of Fiyero in Wicked, making his Broadway debut in July 2004.
In addition, Stephanie Torns once again assumes the leading role of Jenna, following Waitress composer Sara Bareilles' final performance on February 3.
The rest of the principal cast includes Charity Angél Dawson (as Becky), Lenne Klingaman (as Dawn), Ben Thompson (as Earl), Benny Elledge (as Cal), Tony Award nominee Larry Marshall (as Old Joe), and three-time Tony Award nominee Christopher Fitzgerald (as Ogie).
As previously announced, Eddie Jemison, who originated the role of Ogie in the 2007 film "Waitress," is set to reprise the role on stage from February 11 through to April 28, 2019.
Waitress began previews on March 25, 2016, officially opening at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on April 24, 2016.
Synopsis: "Based on the 2007 motion picture written by Adrienne Shelly, the musical follows Jenna - a waitress and expert pie maker stuck in a small town and a loveless marriage. Faced with an unexpected pregnancy, Jenna fears she may have to abandon the dream of opening her own pie shop forever… until a baking contest in a nearby county and the town's handsome new doctor offer her a tempting recipe for happiness. Supported by her quirky crew of fellow waitresses and loyal customers, Jenna summons the secret ingredient she’s been missing all along – courage."
Waitress is the first Broadway musical in history to have four women in the four top creative team spots, with a book by Jessie Nelson, a score by six-time Grammy Award-nominated singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles, choreography by Lorin Latarro and direction by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus.
The creative team features scenic design by Scott Pask, costume design by Suttirat Larlarb, lighting design by Christopher Akerlind and sound design by Jonathan Deans.
Waitress is produced on Broadway by Barry & Fran Weissler and Norton & Elayne Herrick.
Waitress Tickets are available now for performances through to September 1, 2019.
(Photo by Rene Cervantes)