More treats on the menu as Marisha Wallace, David Hunter, Laura Baldwin & Peter Hannah are cast alongside Katharine McPhee in the West End production of Waitress

04 Dec
Posted in: Theatre News
Author: Press Releases

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?

Marisha Wallace will play Becky alongside Laura Baldwin as Dawn, Peter Hannah as Earl and David Hunter as Dr. Pomatter. Waitress will begin preview performances on 8 February 2019 ahead of its official opening night on 7 March at London’s Adelphi Theatre. Currently playing its third year on Broadway, Waitress will bring with it an all-female lead creative team – a West End musical first.

The musical opened on 24 April 2016 at Broadway’s Brooks Atkinson Theater. Based on the 2007 motion picture written by Adrienne Shelly, it was the first Broadway musical in history to have four women in the four top creative team spots, with a book by Jessie Nelson, a score by six-time Grammy Award-nominated singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles, choreography by Lorin Latarro and direction by Tony Award-winner Diane Paulus. The production is currently touring the US and has also recently announced it will have its Australian premiere in 2020 at the Sydney Lyric Theatre.

On its Broadway opening, Waitress was nominated for four Outer Critics’ Circle Awards, including Outstanding New Broadway Musical; two Drama League Award nominations, including Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical; six Drama Desk nominations, including Outstanding Musical; and four Tony Award nominations, including Best Musical.