Jennifer Nettles lands leading role on Broadway

'I am screaming that I get to go and do this'
Jennifer Nettles
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Three months after the release of her Broadway inspired album, Always Like New, Jennifer Nettles has landed the leading role of Jenna in the Broadway musical, Waitress.

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The role will be a return to the big stage for Nettles, who played the part of Roxie Hart in the Broadway musical, Chicago in 2015. While she may not be new to the theatre scene, the part is an extra-exciting feat for Jennifer, who takes over the part from fellow artist, good friend and writer of the production, Sara Bareilles, who is currently playing the part of Jenna through October 17.

“The word is out, holy s*** pie,” an excited Nettles shared in a video on her Instagram. “I am going in as Jenna in Waitress October 19th for a spell, come and see me, please come see the show. It’s so beautiful. My friend Sara Bareilles wrote it and I am screaming that I get to go and do this. You know how much I love it, this is a dream come true, come be a part if it with me.”

In a recent interview with Audacy’s Kelly Ford, Nettles shared her love and adoration for theatre and revealed how she channeled that love for her recent album, Always Like New.

“I was thrilled that the success that I had through music, I was able to re-enter the theatre community at such a level,” Jennifer shared in the interview referring to her Broadway debut in Chicago. “Broadway is the highest level that you can get. It is an iconic, high-level institution.”

LISTEN: Jennifer Nettles' full interview with Kelly Ford

Watch Jennifer as she continues to live out her theatre dreams playing the part of Jenna in the Waitress musical on Broadway from October 19 through November 24.

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