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Further casting announced for Sara Bareilles’ Waitress

Further casting has been announced for the West End transfer of Sara Bareilles’ musical Waitress.

David Hunter, who recently starred in Kinky Boots [1] in the West End, will play Dr Pomatter, while Becky will be played by Dreamgirls [2]‘ Marisha Wallace. Wallace played Effie White in the London production of the show earlier this year.

Laura Baldwin, whose credits include Eugenius! [3], will play Dawn, while Peter Hannah takes the role of Earl. Hannah appeared in Shakespeare in Love [4] 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. [5]

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.