Grammy-winning singer Jennifer Nettles has joined the cast of Broadway musical “Waitress.”
Nettles, who will take on the lead role of Jenna, will perform in the musical from October 19 through November 24. Sara Bareilles is currently in the role of Jenna through October 17.
“Waitress” is produced by Barry and Fran Weissler and Norton and Elayne Herrick.
“Sara is a dear friend of mine and when ‘Waitres0’ first came out, I was so excited for her,” Nettles told People. “Loved the project, loved the show, loved the material and wanted to be able to be a part of this beautiful legacy that my friend had created. But we were just never able to make it work in terms of timing.”
She added, “So to be able to now be a part of it, and this beautiful celebration of Broadway’s reopening? It’s just like, the stars have aligned. The right thing happens at the right time.”
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