Colleen Ballinger, a.k.a. "Miranda Sings," Sets Broadway Debut in Waitress
The YouTube star will step into the diner later this summer.
The producers of Broadway's Waitress, Colleen Ballinger, best known for her YouTube character "Miranda Sings," will make her Broadway debut as Dawn in a limited four-week engagement from August 20-September 15.
Ballinger has cultivated over 20 million followers on YouTube and over 3.5 billion views on her videos. She can currently be seen as Miranda in her Netflix Original series Haters Back Off, as well as her one hour special, Miranda Sings Live...You're Welcome.
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.