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Sara Bareilles to star in Broadway's 'Waitress: The Musical'

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Karen Butler
Sara Bareilles performs at the NASCAR Foundation Honors Gala in New York last September. The singer-songwriter is to begin a 10-week run in Broadway's Waitress next month. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
Sara Bareilles performs at the NASCAR Foundation Honors Gala in New York last September. The singer-songwriter is to begin a 10-week run in Broadway's "Waitress" next month. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles is set to join the cast of Broadway's Waitress: The Musical.

Bareilles is to begin her 10-week run on March 31. She made the announcement while wearing a waitress uniform and "Jenna" nametag in a brief video released on social media Thursday.

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The recording artist wrote the music and lyrics for the show about a pregnant, small-town pie baker, who is trapped in a dead-end marriage and falls in love with her obstetrician.

The stage musical, which opened on Broadway last year, is based on a 2007 movie starring Keri Russell, Jeremy Sisto and Nathan Fillion. Jessie Mueller originated the role of Jenna in the Broadway production of Waitress.

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