“Brave” and “Love Song” hitmaker Sara Bareilles is taking her talents to Broadway for the new musical, Waitress. She is set to make her acting debut on March 31 in the lead role of Jenna Hunterson.
“Waitress has turned out to be one of the great, true loves of my life, and they simply can’t get rid of me,” Bareilles said in a statement. “This show changed my life in so many ways, and I feel great privilege in joining our beloved cast and crew who make me laugh and cry every time I watch the show. All I want is to keep sharing the love, and dear God please let me remember my lines.”
The musical tells the story of a waitress and pie maker trapped in a small-town diner and a loveless marriage. It’s adapted from a 2007 film starring Keri Russell.
Bareilles will be in the show for 10 weeks until June 11.