NEWS: Jack McBrayer Joins Cast for London Production of Waitress

Best known for his role in30 Rockthe actor is set to join the London production at the Adelphi Theatre from February. 

30 ROCK — Season: 5 — Pictured: Jack McBrayer as Kenneth Parcell — Photo by: Art Streiber/NBC.

It has been confirmed that the 30 Rock actor will make his West End debut, playing the role of Ogie in Waitress, which will begin its preview performances at the Adelphi Theatre from the 8th February.

Jack McBrayer was Emmy-nominated for his portrayal of Kenneth Parcell on the multi-award winning and critically acclaimed series 30 Rock for NBC. His other credits include appearing in Cooties opposite Elijah Wood and Rainn Wilson and Forgetting Sarah Marshall opposite Jason Segel.

He joins the previously announced Katharine McPhee who will star as Jenna, having played the role on Broadway earlier this year, alongside Marisha Wallace as Becky,Laura Baldwin as Dawn, Peter Hannah as Earl and with David Hunter as Dr. Pomatter.

Waitress originally opened on 24 April 2016 at Broadway’s Brooks Atkinson Theater and is based on the 2007 motion picture written by Adrienne Shelly. The musical features original music and lyrics by 6-time Grammy​ ​nominee Sara Bareilles(“Love Song,” “Brave”), a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson (​I Am Sam​), direction by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus (​Pippin​, ​Finding Neverland​) and choreography by Lorin Latarro. 

Meet Jenna, a waitress and expert pie-maker who dreams of a way out of her small town and rocky marriage. Pouring her heart into her pies, she crafts desserts that mirror her topsy-turvy life such as “​The Key (Lime) to Happiness Pie” and “Betrayed By My Eggs Pie.” When a baking contest in a nearby county — and a satisfying run-in with someone new — show Jenna a chance at a fresh start, she must find the courage to seize it. Change is on the menu, as long as Jenna can write her own perfectly personal recipe for happiness.

Since opening on Broadway, the musical has been nominated  for four Outer Critics’ Circle Awards, including Outstanding New Broadway Musical; two Drama League Award Nominations, including Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical; six Drama Desk Nominations, including Outstanding Musical; and four Tony Award Nominations, including Best Musical.

Waitress will play at the Adelphi Theatre from the 8th February 2019. To book tickets click here or visit: See TicketsTheatre Tickets the Box OfficeLast, Love or Encore Tickets

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