See First Images of Katharine McPhee as Waitress's Jenna
The ''American Idol'' star will make her Broadway debut at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre beginning April 10.
Broadway's Waitress has released the first images of Katharine McPhee who will make her Broadway debut April 10-June 17 in the role of Jenna.
McPhee launched her recording career as runner-up on season 5 of American Idol. She led the cast of the Broadway-themed NBC series Smash, and she currently stars in the CBS dramatic series Scorpion. Her latest album I Fall in Love Too Easily was released by BMG in 2017.
Inspired by Adrienne Shelly's 2007 motion picture, Waitress tells the story of Jenna, an expert pie maker in a small town who dreams of a way out of her loveless marriage. A baking contest in a nearby county and the town's new doctor may offer her a chance at a new life, while her fellow waitresses offer their own recipes to happiness. But Jenna must find the courage and strength within herself to rebuild her life.
The role of Jenna is currently played by Stephanie Torns. Waitress features a score by Sara Bareilles, a book by Jessie Nelson, and direction by Diane Paulus.