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Alison Luff to Join the Cast of Waitress

Luff will take on the roll of Jenna.

Alison Luff will begin her run on July 23.
(© David Gordon)

Broadway's Waitress has announced that Alison Luff will join the Broadway cast as Jenna on July 23.

Alison Luff most recently starred in Broadway's Escape to Margaritaville. Her additional theater credits include the Broadway productions of Les Misérables, Matilda, Ghost, Scandalous, and Mamma Mia as well as the first national tour of Wicked. On television, Alison has appeared in FBI on CBS. She is also one half of the singer-songwriter duo the Bones.

Based upon the 2007 motion picture written by Adrienne Shelly, Waitress tells the story of Jenna, a waitress and expert pie-maker who dreams of a way out of her small town and rocky marriage. Pouring her heart into her pies, she crafts desserts that mirror her topsy-turvy life such as "The Key (Lime) to Happiness Pie" and "Betrayed By My Eggs Pie." When a baking contest in a nearby county — and a satisfying run-in with someone new — show Jenna a chance at a fresh start, she must find the courage to seize it. Change is on the menu, as long as Jenna can write her own perfectly personal recipe for happiness.

Waitress features a score by Sara Bareilles, a book by Jessie Nelson, and direction by Diane Paulus. The Broadway cast currently stars Shoshana Bean as Jenna, Charity Angel Dawson as Becky, Caitlin Houlahan as Dawn, Erich Bergen as Dr. Pomatter, Ben Thompson as Earl, Larry Marshall as Joe, Benny Elledge as Cal, and Noah Galvin as Ogie.

Waitress opened April 24, 2016, at Broadway's Brooks Atkinson Theatre.

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