Sara Bareilles to Take the Lead in Broadway’s Waitress, Singing the Songs She Wrote

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Sara Bareilles. Photo: Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions

After receiving Grammy and Tony nominations for writing the music and lyrics for Broadway’s Waitress, Sara Bareilles will star in the show herself. The New York Times reported today that Bareilles will replace Jessie Mueller in the lead role for ten weeks, starting on March 31. Billboard first reported that Bareilles was in talks to join the musical in January. This will be the pop star’s Broadway debut, and yes, you’re already crying over her rendition of “She Used to Be Mine.”

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Sara Bareilles to Star in Broadway’s Waitress