Sara Bareilles returning to Broadway's “Waitress” on January 7

Josh LehrerHot on the heels of her Grammy nomination for Best Musical Theater Album for Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert, Sara Bareilles has announced that she’s heading back to Broadway.

Sara will return to Waitress, the show for which she wrote the music, on January.  She’ll again play the lead role of Jenna, the pregnant, pie-baking waitress who wants out of her unhappy marriage.  Tony Award-winner Gavin Creel will play her obstetrician love interest, Dr. Pomatter.  The two will appear in the show through February 3.

“It’s Waitress’s THIRD anniversary on Broadway!!! To celebrate, I’m putting on the apron once again alongside one of my besties!!” Sara says in a statement. “We are launching this celebratory anniversary year with a limited engagement return to the diner with one of my dearest friends…Gavin Creel as Dr. Pomatter!!!”

Sara adds, “We have THREE productions of Waitress running (Welcome London!!) and this is my THIRD time in my beloved Jenna’s shoes. I can’t think of anything I would rather do to kick off this incredible milestone year than return to my favorite place on earth next to the one and only Gavin Creel. Come see us and celebrate Waitress turning 3!!”

Sara recently released a new single, “Armor,” from her upcoming album.  She’s also currently working with Apple as executive producer on a 10-episode series called Little Voice, for which she’ll write the music.

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