Marisha Wallace returns to West End's Waitress with new 2020 cast
| By Nicholas Ephram Ryan Daniels
Further 2020 casting has been announced for the West End production of Waitress, which continues to delight audiences at London's Adelphi Theatre night after night.
New 2020 Waitress cast fresh from the oven!
Marisha Wallace will officially reprise her role as Becky from 6 January 2020. The news comes after she took to Twitter earlier this month to tease a surprise: "There is something I want to tell y'all so bad ugh!!! #ihatesecrets." She was subsequently announced a week later to be starring in The Best of The West End: Stage and Screen at the Royal Albert Hall on 9 March 2020. But perhaps her tweet was, in fact, referring to her highly-anticipated return to Waitress The Musical.
Also announced to be joining the New Year cast of Waitress is Evelyn Hoskins (Assassins, Carrie), who is set to take over the role of Dawn from Hannah Tointon beginning on 27 January 2020. Hoskins will join the previously announced Sara Bareilles and Gavin Creel as Jenna Hunterson and Dr Pomatter respectively, alongside Joel Montague as Ogie.
Monique Ashe-Palmer will take over the role of ensemble member from Cindy Belliot from 9 January 2020.
Multi-award-nominated musical Waitress must end 4 July 2020!
Waitress made headlines at the beginning of this month when it became nominated for several WhatsOnStage Awards, including Best New Musical and Best Actress in a Musical for Katharine McPhee. Marisha Wallace was also announced as a nominee for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical for her portrayal of Dawn.
The London musical will officially come to a close on 4 July 2020 before hitting the road for its highly anticipated nationwide tour across the UK.
An abridged background of Waitress The Musical
Waitress features a book by Jessie Nelson, direction by Tony Award-winning director Diane Paulus, an original score by seven-time Grammy Award nominee Sara Bareilles, and choreography by Lorin Latarro. The top-tier creatives collectively became the first all-female creative team on Broadway.
The musical is based on the indie film of the same name by the late screenwriter Adrienne Shelly, who was sadly murdered in 2006 before Waitress was screened at the Sundance Film Festival.
The story of Waitress The Musical centres on a southern waitress named Jenna who works at the local diner. She enters a pie baking contest to win the grand prize and escape her abusive husband. Will her dreams come true?
Don't miss Waitress in London's West End before it closes on American Independence Day 2020!
Tickets for Waitress at the Adelphi Theatre are now on sale. Be sure to secure your seats now to avoid disappointment.