Los Angeles, Sep 29 (IANS) Singer Jason Mraz is set to make her Broadway debut with six-time Grammy winner Sara Bareilles’s musical “Waitress”
Mraz will be essaying Dr. Pomatter, a married physician who gives waitress Jenna a new outlook on life when they begin an affair, reports aceshowbiz.com.
Based on the 2007 motion picture by the same name, and written by the late Adrienne Shelly, “Waitress” has four women in the four top creative team spots.
It follows an expert pie maker in a small town named Jenna, who dreams of a way out of her loveless marriage with her husband Earl. A baking contest in a nearby county and the town’s new physician, Dr. Pomatter, may offer her a chance at a new life.
In the original comedy drama “Waitress”, Jenna was played by Keri Russell, her husband Earl was portrayed by Jeremy Sisto, while Dr. Jim Pomatter was depicted by Nathan Fillion.
The musical feature’s songs were written by Bareilles, with whom Mraz recorded the songs “Bad Idea” and “You Matter to Me” on her 2015 album “What’s Inside: Songs From Waitress”.