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Shoshana Bean Extends Run in Waitress

Bean plays the role of Jenna in the Broadway musical.

Shoshana Bean currently stars on Broadway in Waitress.
Shoshana Bean currently stars on Broadway in Waitress.
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Shoshana Bean will extend her run as Jenna in Waitress through July 7. As previously announced, Jeremy Jordan will play his final performance as Dr. Pomatter on 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.

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