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Further casting announced for Sara Bareilles’ Waitress

Marisha Wallace and David Hunter will both appear in Waitress in the West End. Photo: (L) Alex Brenner
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Further casting has been announced for the West End transfer of Sara Bareilles’ musical Waitress.

David Hunter, who recently starred in Kinky Boots in the West End, will play Dr Pomatter, while Becky will be played by Dreamgirls‘ Marisha Wallace. Wallace played Effie White in the London production of the show earlier this year.

Laura Baldwin, whose credits include Eugenius!, will play Dawn, while Peter Hannah takes the role of Earl. Hannah appeared in Shakespeare in Love in the West End and The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart for the National Theatre of Scotland.

Smash star Katharine McPhee will lead the cast, as previously announced.

Waitress has music and lyrics by Bareilles, and a book by Jessie Nelson. It is directed by Diane Paulus, with choreography by Lorin Latarro, meaning the show will have the first all-female creative team in the West End.

Waitress runs from February 8 at the Adelphi Theatre, with a press night on March 7.

The musical is produced by Barry and Fran Weissler, and Norton and Elayne Herrick.

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