Full casting information has now been released for the West End premiere of Sara Bareilles’ Waitress, which will play at London’s Adelphi Theatre from 8 February.
Today it was announced that Eastenders, Emmerdale and Waterloo Road star Shaun Prendergast will be playing Old Joe, joining previously announced US star Katharine McPhee, who will reprise the role of Jenna having played her on Broadway in 2018; and Emmy-nominated film and TV actor Jack McBrayer. Best known for playing Kenneth in the multi-award winning US comedy series 30 Rock, McBrayer will be making his West End debut in the role of Ogie.
The full company includes Kelly Agbowu, Laura Baldwin, Piers Bate, Nicole Raquel Dennis, Michael Hamway, Peter Hannah, David Hunter, Stephen Leask, Jack McBrayer, Chris McGuigan, Katharine McPhee, Olivia Moore, Nathaniel Morrison, Sarah O’Connor, Leanne Pinder, Shaun Prendergast, Charlotte Riby and Marisha Wallace.
Rehearsals are now underway ahead of performances beginning on 8 February and the official opening night on 7 March. Currently playing its third hit year on Broadway, Waitress will bring with it an all-female lead creative team – a West End musical first.