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Sara Bareilles to lead return of ‘Waitress’ to Broadway

The singer-songwriter of “Brave” and “Love Song” will star in a return of the musical, playing the lead role of Jenna Hunterson.
Credit: Brian Ach/Invision/AP
FILE - This March 26, 2019 photo shows musician Sara Bareilles posing for a portrait in New York. The singer-songwriter of “Brave” and “Love Song” will star in a return of the musical "Waitress," playing the lead role of Jenna Hunterson. She’ll be in the show when it restarts at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre on Sept. 2 through Oct. 17. (Photo by Brian Ach/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK — The musical “Waitress” may have closed on Broadway in January 2020 but it’s coming back — with Sara Bareilles leading the way. 

The singer-songwriter of “Brave” and “Love Song” will star in a return of the musical, playing the lead role of Jenna Hunterson.

She’ll be in the show when it restarts at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre on Sept. 2 through Oct. 17. 

“Broadway is grit and grace, magic and mayhem, and I can’t wait to feel the electricity that pulses through all of us as the curtains rise once again,” Bareilles said.