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‘Waitress’ Musical Adds Kimiko Glenn of ‘Orange is the New Black’

The upcoming Broadway production of “Waitress” has filled in its cast with a list of actors that includes Kimiko Glenn, one of the stars of “Orange is the New Black,” and two-time Tony nominee Christopher Fitzgerald, as well as a handful of actors returning to the show after appearing in its premiere over the summer.

Glenn, who’s had stints in stage musicals including “Spring Awakening” and “Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots,” and Fitzgerald (“Finian’s Rainbow,” “Young Frankenstein”) have signed on to appear alongside Jessie Mueller, a Tony winner for “Beautiful,” in the lead role. Dakin Matthews, Drew Gehling, Eric Anderson, Keala Settle, meanwhile, reprise their gigs in the musical after its run at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Mass., earlier this year.

Based on Adrienne Shelly’s 2007 indie film and directed by Diane Paulus (“Finding Neverland”), “Waitress” is written by musician-songwriter Sara Bareilles (in her first work for the theater) and book writer Jessie Nelson. Bareilles’ new studio album, released tomorrow, is comprised of songs she wrote for the musical.

Produced by Barry and Fran Weissler and Norton and Elayne Herrick, “Waitress” begins previews March 25 at Broadway’s Brooks Atkinson Theater ahead of an April 24 opening.

 

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