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Shoshana Bean and Jeremy Jordan to Extend Their Runs in Waitress

They currently play Jenna and Dr. Pomatter in the Sara Bareilles musical.

Shoshana Bean and Jeremy Jordan currently star in Waitress on Broadway.
Shoshana Bean and Jeremy Jordan currently star in Waitress on Broadway.
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The producers of Waitress on Broadway have announced that Shoshana Bean and Jeremy Jordan will extend their runs as Jenna and Dr. Pomatter through June 2.

Waitress tells the story of Jenna, a waitress and expert pie-maker who dreams of a way out of her small town and rocky marriage. Pouring her heart into her pies, she crafts desserts that mirror her topsy-turvy life such as "​The Key (Lime) to Happiness Pie" and "Betrayed By My Eggs Pie." When a baking contest in a nearby county — and a satisfying run-in with someone new — show Jenna a chance at a fresh start, she must find the courage to seize it. Change is on the menu, as long as Jenna can write her own perfectly personal recipe for happiness.

Based upon the 2007 motion picture written by Adrienne Shelly, Waitress is the first Broadway musical in history to have four women in the four top creative team spots, with a book by Jessie Nelson, a score by six-time Grammy Award-nominated singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles, choreography by Lorin Latarro, and direction by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus.

In addition to Bean and Jordan, the rest of the cast includes Charity Angel Dawson, Lenne Klingaman, Ben Thompson, Larry Marshall, Benny Elledge, Eddie Jemison, Melody A. Betts, Tyrone Davis Jr., Andrew Fitch, Molly Hager, Jessie Hooker-Bailey, Arica Jackson, Molly Jobe, Brandon Kalm, Matt Kumangai, Tess Murphy, Everleigh Rotunno, Stephanie Torns, and Dan Tracy. As previously announced, on Monday, April 29, Noah Galvin will take over the role of Ogie, and Caitlin Houlahan will return to the role of Dawn.

Check out our video with Bean and Jordan playing Waitress Heads Up:

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