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Nicolette Robinson to Make Broadway Debut as Jenna in Waitress

Katharine McPhee performs the lead role through August 19.

Nicolette Robinson will make her Broadway debut as Jenna in Waitress beginning this September.
(© Matt Murphy)

The producers of Broadway's Waitress announced today that Nicolette Robinson will make her Broadway debut in the role of Jenna, performing September 4-October 28.

Robinson appeared off-Broadway in the Second Stage Theater production of Invisible Thread, directed by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus. She also starred in the off-Broadway production of Brooklynite at the Vineyard Theatre, directed by Tony winner Michael Mayer, and costarred in Barrington Stage Company's A Little More Alive, directed by Tony nominee Sheryl Kaller. On television, Robinson plays Jane on Showtime's The Affair and has also appeared on Hart of Dixie, Unforgettable, Perfect Couples, and Cold Case, among others.

Waitress tells the story of Jenna, an expert pie maker in a small town, who dreams of a way out of a loveless marriage with her husband Earl. 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 musical currently stars Katharine McPhee as Jenna, alongside NaTasha Yvette Williams, Katie Lowes, Erich Bergen, Ben Thompson, Bill Nolte, Joe Cassidy, Adam Shapiro, Victoria Collett Tyrone Davis Jr., Matt DeAngelis, Law Terrell Dunford, Andrew Fitch, Katie Grober, Molly Hager, Tiffany Denise Hobbs, Jessie Hooker-Bailey, Molly Jobe, Brandon Kalm, Anastacia McCleskey, and Stephanie Torns.

Based upon the 2007 motion picture written by Adrienne Shelly, Waitress opened at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on April 24, 2016, and features a book by Jessie Nelson, a score by Sara Bareilles, choreography by Lorin Latarro, and direction by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus.

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