Sara Bareilles and Gavin Creel End Waitress Shift on February 3rd
More news on Waitress is that its Composer, Sara Bareilles, and “Tony Award” and “Olivier Award” winner Gavin Creel who briefly shared the stage in the Broadway musical, concluded their limited engagement on February 3rd at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. They were in the roles of Jenna and Dr. Pomatter, respectively, since January 7th.
This was the third time that Bareilles’ stepped into the spotlight of her musical, for which she earned Tony and Grammy nominations. Creel, who is a close friend of hers, joined her on stage following a Tony-winning turn in Hello, Dolly!
On February 4th Stephanie Torns, an original ensemble member and longtime understudy for Jenna, assumed the role full-time once more, having previously stepped in for select stints throughout the three years that the show was running, joining Joey McIntyre of New Kids on the Block fame, who joined the cast as Dr. Pomatter on the same day.
The current Waitress Broadway cast includes Christopher Fitzgerald as Ogie, Charity Angel Dawson as Becky, Lenne Klingaman as Dawn, Ben Thompson as Earl, Benny Elledge as Cal, and Larry Marshall as Joe. Eddie Jemison, who played Ogie in the 2007 film that inspired the musical, joined the cast to reprise the role beginning February 11th.