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Katharine McPhee to Extend Her Engagement in Waitress

McPhee had been scheduled to play Jenna through June 17 but will now return in July.

Katharine McPhee will extend her engagement as Jenna in Waitress.
(© Matthew Murphy)

The producers of Waitress have announced that Katharine McPhee, who currently plays Jenna in the hit Broadway musical, will return to the role after her current engagement ends on June 17. The Smash star will come back July 5-August 19.

As previously announced, Erich Bergen will take over the role of Dr. Pomatter from June 5 through August 12.

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 for happiness. But Jenna must find the courage and strength within herself to rebuild her life.

Waitress features a book by Jessie Nelson, score by Sara Bareilles, choreography by Lorin Latarro, and direction by Diane Paulus.

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