Broadway Beat: Sara Bareilles Returns to ‘Waitress,’ ‘Avenue Q’ to Close & More

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Composer Sara Bareilles will reprise the leading role of Jenna in ‘Waitress’ (Photo: Josh Lehrer)

Friends Sara Bareilles and Gavin Creel to Star Together in Waitress
It’s amazing what baking can do – like bringing together two best friends to perform eight shows a week on Broadway! Multi-hyphenate Sara Bareilles returns to play the leading role in Waitress, the musical she composed and for which she received Tony Award nominations for Best Musical and Best Original Score. Bareilles’ best friend Gavin Creel – a Tony and Olivier Award winner known for his roles in Hello, Dolly! and The Book of Mormon – will take over the role of love interest Dr. Pomatter. The pair will play their limited engagement from Jan. 7 through Feb. 3 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre to celebrate the musical’s third anniversary on Broadway. Read on.