Sara Bareilles to lead return of ‘Waitress’ to Broadway

NEW YORK (AP) — The musical “Waitress” may have closed on Broadway in January 2020 but it’s coming back — with Sara Bareilles leading the way. The singer-songwriter of “Brave” and “Love Song” will star in a return of the musical, playing the lead role of Jenna Hunterson. She’ll be in the show when it restarts at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre on Sept. 2 through Oct. 17. “Broadway is grit and grace, magic and mayhem, and I can’t wait to feel the electricity that pulses through all of us as the curtains rise once again,” Bareilles said.