Nicolette Robinson makes her Broadway debut as Jenna in Waitress
Ms. Robinson plays a limited engagement at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre through to October 28, 2018.
Welcome to the diner! Nicolette Robinson makes her Broadway debut as leading lady Jenna in hit musical Waitress at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre tonight and will remain with the Broadway production through to October 28, 2018.
Ms. Robinson has previously appeared off-Broadway in the Second Stage Theater production of Invisible Thread and the Vineyard Theatre production of Brooklynite in 2015. She is also known for her role as Jane on Showtime’s "The Affair".
The current principal cast of Waitress includes Nicolette Robinson (as Jenna), Drew Gehling (as Dr. Pomatter), NaTasha Yvette Williams (as Becky), Katie Lowes (as Dawn), Ben Thompson (as Earl), Bill Nolte (as Joe), Benny Elledge (as Cal), and Adam Shapiro (as Ogie).
Waitress officially opened on Broadway at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on 24 April 2016, following previews from 25 March.
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.
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 to March 31, 2019.
(Photo courtesy of Boneau/Bryan-Brown)