Mark Evans to join Broadway cast of Waitress
Evans will assume the role of Dr. Pomatter in the hit Broadway musical from July 23, 2019.
It Only Takes a Taste! Broadway alum Mark Evans is set to return to the Great White Way as Dr. Pomatter in the hit musical Waitress at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre from July 23, 2019. He will star opposite previously announced Alison Luff, who is also set to begin performances as Jenna on July 23. Current stars Shoshana Bean and Erich Bergen are set to play their final performances in the roles of Jenna and Dr. Pomatter, respectively, on July 21.
Mr. Evans made his Broadway debut as Chris in The Play That Goes Wrong from September 2017 until the end of its Broadway run in January 2019. He has also starred as Elder Price in the National Tour of The Book of Mormon, as Og in Irish Rep's 2016 revival of Finian's Rainbow, and in the Encores! productions of I Married An Angel and Me And My Girl. Originally from Wales in the UK, his West End credits include Ghost the Musical, Wicked, Oklahoma!, Monty Python's Spamalot, and Rocky Horror Show.
The current principal cast of Waitress includes Shoshana Bean (as Jenna), Erich Bergen (as Dr. Pomatter), Charity Angél Dawson (as Becky), Caitlin Houlahan (as Dawn), Ben Thompson (as Earl), Tony Award nominee Larry Marshall (as Old Joe), Benny Elledge (as Cal), and Noah Galvin (as Ogie).
As previously reported, YouTube sensation Colleen Ballinger, best known for "Miranda Sings," will officially make her Broadway debut as Dawn and "Ru Paul's Drag Race" favorite Todrick Hall will return to the Broadway stage as Ogie for a four-week limited engagement from August 20 through September 15, 2019.
Waitress officially opened on Broadway at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on April 24, 2016, following previews from March 25.
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 seven-time Grammy Award-nominated singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles, choreography by Lorin Latarro and direction by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus.
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."
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 December 15, 2019.
(Photo courtesy of Boneau/Bryan-Brown)