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Jennifer Nettles Is Joining 'Waitress' on Broadway

Jennifer Nettles Is Joining 'Waitress' on Broadway

Jennifer Nettles is joining Waitress!

The 47-year-old country Sugarland superstar will take on the lead role of Jenna in Sara BareillesBroadway musical, People confirmed Thursday (September 23).

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“It is an absolute dream. There are so many layers to Waitress that make it so meaningful to me. It is heart-warming, heart-breaking at times, and absolutely heart-inspiring. I’m thrilled to be able to finally get to wear the apron,” she said in a statement.

“I hope everyone will come check it out, because I know I will be having a grand time.”

Her performances in the show will start on October 19 and run through November 24. Sara will play her final performance on October 17.

“My love of musical theater and this Broadway community is no secret, and hasn’t been for years. The last note that I sang for recording Always Like New actually happened to be on March 12, 2020, the day of the Broadway shutdown. I walked out of the vocal booth and all of our phones lit up and said that Broadway was officially closing. It was like, ‘What is going on?’ So being able to put this album out to celebrate this beautiful community, and then to get this telephone call on top of it? It’s checking all the boxes,” she said of her latest solo album. Jennifer was also in Chicago back in 2015.

Waitress is on Broadway for a limited engagement currently through January 9, 2022 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre.

You need to see the video of the show’s return for the first time since everything shut down last March!

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Posted to: Broadway, Jennifer Nettles, Sara Bareilles, Waitress

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