Joey McIntyre to play Dr. Pomatter in Waitress
New Kids on the Block member Joey McIntyre joins the hit Broadway musical from February 5, 2019.
Joey McIntyre will assume the role of Dr. Pomatter in Waitress for a limited engagement from February 5 through to April 7, 2019. McIntyre will take over the role from Tony Award winner Gavin Creel, who is scheduled to play the role from January 7 through to February 3, 2019.
Best known as a member of New Kids on the Block, he has performed in arenas across the world with the band selling over 80 million records. McIntyre made his theatre debut in 2001, performing in an off-Broadway production of Tick, Tick... BOOM! and later playing Fiyero in Wicked.
McIntyre joins a cast that also includes NaTasha Yvette Williams (as Becky), Lenne Klingaman (as Dawn), Ben Thompson (as Earl), Benny Elledge (as Cal) and Christopher Fitzgerald (as Ogie).
Waitress composer Sara Bareilles and Gavin Creel are set to lead the cast as Jenna and Dr. Pomatter, respectively, from January 7 through to February 3, 2019.
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 began previews on March 25, 2016, officially opening at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on April 24, 2016.
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.
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