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Sara Bareilles to Leave 'Waitress' in London Early Because of Coronavirus Travel Restrictions

Sara Bareilles to Leave 'Waitress' in London Early Because of Coronavirus Travel Restrictions

Sara Bareilles has announced that she and co-star Gavin Creel will be leaving the London cast of Waitress earlier than planned so that they can get back to the U.S. before travel restrictions are put in place because of Coronavirus.

The two stars were scheduled to play the roles of Jenna and Dr. Pomatter in the musical through March 21, but they will now play their final show on March 14.

“It is with a heavy heart that I write this letter to inform you that Gavin and I will be playing our final performance the evening of March 14,” Sara wrote in a letter posted on social media. “Given the recent international travel restrictions, we’ve made the very difficult decision, before any further measures are implemented, to return home. It was an agonizing choice as we have so loved our time here at the Adelphi diner. The warmth and generosity of the West End audiences have been unparalleled.”

“It was a gift to get the opportunity to tell this story again alongside this masterful cast, crew, and band. We will miss you all dearly. Sugar Butter London Forever, Sara and Gavin,” they concluded the letter.

Sara and Gavin, who are longtime BFFs, previously starred in the musical together on Broadway in January 2019.

While West End shows in London are currently performing as usual, all of Broadway has been canceled through April 12.

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