Erich Bergen in Waitress

Erich Bergen will return to the diner in Waitress on Broadway

Bergen reprises the role of Dr. Pomatter in the hit Broadway musical from June 4, 2019.

Tom Millward
Tom Millward

It only took a taste and now he's back for me! Erich Bergen is set to reprise the role of Dr. Pomatter in Broadway's hit musical Waitress from June 4, 2019. He will assume the role from current star and Tony Award nominee Jeremy Jordan, who is scheduled to depart the production on June 2.

Erich Bergen is perhaps best known for his TV role as Blake Moran on CBS' "Madam Secretary." He has also played the role of Bob Gaudio in the Las Vegas and National Tour productions of Jersey Boys and repriesed the role in Clint Eastwood's 2014 film adaptation.

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 Joan Marcus)


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