Our #FirstNightTakeover series continues with Perry O’Bree attending the West End opening of the delicious WAITRESS at the Adelphi Theatre. Perry was there on the Red Carpet – rubbing shoulders with Carrie Hope Fletcher and Cuba Gooding Jr – plus post-show there was a chance to chat to cast members Peter Hannah and Shaun Prendergast. And did we mention Perry squeezed in meeting awesome Waitress composer Sara Bareilles too? It’s amazing what a little baking can do.
They are big shoes to fill but we have the feeling that Nkeki Obi-Melekwe is going to make her mark in her West End debut as Tina in the record-breaking run of Tina – The Tina Turner Musical at the Aldwych Theatre. She joins the company on 15 April 2019, as does the new Ike Turner, Ashley Zhangazha. And as for original West End Tina Adrienne Warren, she is preparing to head off to NYC to lead the Broadway production in autumn 2019.
There’s already a big treat on its way at the Adelphi Theatre when Sara Bareilles’ musical Waitress opens for previews from 8 February 2019, but that’s not all on the menu. In the perfect pie partnership, The Theatre Café has teamed up with the show and will be making and selling delicious fresh pies each evening. Does a night out get any better than that?
Rehearsals are now underway for the West End production of Waitress ahead of performances beginning at the Adelphi Theatre on 8 February. Joining new addition Shaun Prendergast and US stars Katharine McPhee and Jack McBrayer are Laura Baldwin, Peter Hannah, David Hunter and Marisha Wallace. Pie anyone?
Best known as Kenneth in 30 Rock, US film and television actor Jack McBrayer is crossing the pond to take on the role of Ogie in Waitress at London’s Adelphi Theatre. He will join an already impressive line-up led by Katharine McPhee and also featuring Marisha Wallace, Laura Baldwin, Peter Hannah and David Hunter. Service please…
Theatre lovers who have always dreamt of singing on the West End stage will soon be able to make their dream a reality when ‘Cast Album Karaoke’ nights are held post-show on 19 February and 18 March 2019 at the London production of Sara Bareilles’ Waitress. Audience members just need to sign up in the theatre before the performance. Are you tempted?
Meet the four new principals – Marisha Wallace, David Hunter, Laura Baldwin and Peter Hannah – joining the much-anticipated London production of Sara Bareilles’ Tony Award-nominated musical Waitress. Katharine McPhee makes her West End debut starring as Jenna, having played the role on Broadway earlier this year. More pie anyone?
It doesn’t seem like the musical Grease ever gets old as the first new production in 25 years, directed by Nikolai Foster and choreographed by Arlene Phillips, prepares to hit the road next year with Peter Andre as Teen Angel at certain performances.
The Tony Award-nominated musical Waitress from Sara Bareilles and Jessie Nelson has its West End premiere at the Adelphi Theatre in February 2019, bringing an all-female creative team – a West End musical first – along in the process. So who do you see winning the bake off and scooping up that pie-making central role?