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Shoshana Bean & Jeremy Jordan extend their limited engagements in Waitress on Broadway
Bean and Jordan will now continue as Jenna and Dr. Pomatter, respectively, through to June 2, 2019 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre.
The current celebrated stars of Broadway's hit musical Waitress have extended their shifts at the diner. Shoshana Bean and Tony Award nominee Jeremy Jordan will now continue in the roles of Jenna and Dr. Pomatter, respectively, through to June 2, 2019 (instead of May 12).
Shoshana 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.
Jeremy Jordan recently appeared on the New York stage as Officer Paul Larkin in the Broadway premiere of American Son from October 2018 to January 2019. He earned a Tony Award nomination in 2012 for originating the role of Jack Kelly in Disney's Newsies and his other Broadway credits include Bonnie & Clyde, Rock of Ages and the 2009 revival of West Side Story. He is widely known for his role as Winn Schott in the popular DC Comics series "Supergirl" and has also starred as Jimmy Collins in the Broadway-centric TV series "Smash" and opposite Anna Kendrick in the musical movie "The Last Five Years".
The current principal cast of Waitress includes Shoshana Bean (as Jenna), Tony Award nominee Jeremy Jordan (as Dr. Pomatter), Charity Angél Dawson (as Becky), Lenne Klingaman (as Dawn), Ben Thompson (as Earl), Tony Award nominee Larry Marshall (as Old Joe), Benny Elledge (as Cal), and Eddie Jemison (as Ogie).
As reported earlier, Noah Galvin and Caitlin Houlahan will assume the roles of Ogie and Dawn, respectively, from April 29, 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 to September 1, 2019.
(Photo by Matthew Murphy)