Sara Bareilles to Replace Jessie Mueller in
Waitress composer-lyricist Sara Bareilles will replace Jessie Mueller in the role of master pie baker Jenna in the Broadway musical March 31 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre after the Tony-nominated star plays her final performance March 26.
Singer-songwriter Bareilles previously sang much of the score on her concept album for the show, What’s Inside: Songs from Waitress, released six months before its Broadway opening. The role will mark her Broadway acting debut. She will play a limited engagement in the role through June 11. No replacement after that date has been announced.
Mueller, who won a Tony Award for her performance in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, was nominated for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical for her work…