Shoshana Bean extends limited Broadway engagement in Waitress again
The Broadway favorite will now play her final performance on July 7, 2019.
Opening Up for a little longer! Shoshana Bean has extended her current limited engagement in Broadway's hit musical Waitress and will remain in the leading role of Jenna until July 7, 2019. Originally scheduled to play her final performance on May 12, she previously extended her run through June 2. Her co-star Tony Award nominee Jeremy Jordan is currently still scheduled to depart the production on June 2.
Ms. Bean made her Broadway debut in Hairspray and later replaced Idina Menzel as Elphaba in Wicked. Recent regional credits include the roles of Fanny Brice in Funny Girl and Cee-Cee Bloom in Beaches, and her latest album "Spectrum" also landed on the top spot of the Billboard Jazz Charts.
The current principal cast of Waitress includes Shoshana Bean (as Jenna), Tony Award nominee Jeremy Jordan (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).
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 by Matthew Murphy)