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Stephanie Torns to Play Jenna in Waitress Before Sara Bareilles

Torns has been with the musical since the beginning of its run.

Stephanie Torns will return to the role of Jenna in Waitress.
(© David Gordon)

Longtime ensemble member and understudy Stephanie Torns will return to the role of Jenna in Broadway's Waitress December 11-January 6, prior to the return of composer Sara Bareilles.

Waitress also currently stars Charity Angel Dawson, Lenne Klingaman, Drew Gehling, Christopher Fitzgerald, Ben Thompson, June Squibb, Benny Elledge, Regan Ciccarelli, Tyrone Davis Jr., Law Terrell Dunford, Andrew Fitch, Molly Hager, Tiffany Denise Hobbs, Jessie Hooker-Bailey, Molly Jobe, Brandon Kalm, Anastacia McCleskey, Riley Summer Perler, and Dan Tracy.

Waitress opened at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on April 24, 2016, earning Tony nominations for Best Musical and Best Original Score. Inspired by Adrienne Shelly's 2007 motion picture, Waitress features music and lyrics by Bareilles, a book by Jessie Nelson, and direction by Diane Paulus.

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