Waitress Welcomes New Stars Sara Bareilles, Will Swenson, and Chris Diamantopoulos
The trio will take on the central roles in Bareilles' musical beginning March 31.
The new stars of Broadway's Waitress met the press at the Knickerbocker Hotel on March 23.
Beginning March 31, the company will be led by Sara Bareilles, the show's Tony-nominated songwriter, in the role of Jenna, alongside Tony nominee Will Swenson as Earl and Chris Diamantopoulos as Dr. Pomatter. They replace Jessie Mueller, William Popp, and Drew Gehling.
Inspired by Adrienne Shelley's 2007 motion picture, Waitress features songs by Bareilles, a book by Jessie Nelson, and direction by Diane Paulus. The production opened April 24, 2016, at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre and earned four Tony nominations.
The current cast of Waitress includes Eric Anderson (Cal), Charity Angél Dawson (Becky), Christopher Fitzgerald (Ogie), Caitlin Houlahan (Dawn), and Dakin Matthews (Joe), as well as Cate Elefante, Thay Floyd, Henry Gottfried, Molly Hager, Aisha Jackson, Molly Jobe, Max Kumangai, Anastacia McClesky, Ella Dane Morgan, Jeremy Morse, Olivia Phillip, Stephanie Torns, and Ryan Vasquez.