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Katharine McPhee Gets Ready for Her Run in Broadway's Waitress

McPhee meets the press before taking on the role of Jenna.

Broadway's Waitress introduced Katharine McPhee to the press on Thursday, March 29. McPhee's run in the show, as Jenna, takes place April 10-June 17.

Katharine McPhee is the new Jenna in Waitress on Broadway.
(© David Gordon)

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.

Katharine McPhee poses with producer Barry Weissler and costar Drew Gehling.
(© David Gordon)

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

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