Everything Changes

Background by Kendyll Romine | Links listed at the end of the blog post

⚠️ SPOILER WARNING FOR THOSE WHO DON’T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT WAITRESS ⚠️

The Lulu’s Pies sign has gone dim for the last time on the Brooks Atkinson stage. Even though I never saw this show in person, I still feel like I experienced the spirit of it from the cast album, social media, & YouTube videos. After listening to the songs for the first time, I rewatched Adrienne Shelly’s film & realized how true to the source material the musical is. It made me smile! 😊 Today is all about Jenna. Her story isn’t about a perfect woman who makes all the right decisions; it’s about a flawed woman who makes wrong decisions. The point is that, in the end, Jenna sees her newborn baby’s face & becomes a mother. She is now making decisions that affect both her & a little human being. That is the moment she decides to leave her abusive husband Earl, put an end to her affair with Dr. Pomatter, & follow her dream of a pie shop to give her daughter Lulu the best life possible. Everything changes . . . for the better! Now it’s time to take a look at the 9 incredibly talented women that brought Jenna to life on Broadway.

🥧   J e s s i e   M u e l l e r   🥧

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDDqIxGk9pg

*Note: There is something so special about Jessie’s portrayal of Jenna. Speechless! 😭 ♥️

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Robertson, Justin “Squigs.” 2016. https://www.broadway.com/buzz/184613/jessie-mueller-the-cast-of-sara-bareilles-waitress-get-the-sugar-butter-flour-ready-for-opening-night/. Accessed 4 January 2020.

*Note: Squigs is a household name in the theatre world. He has illustrated tons of Broadway shows. You should definitely check out more of his work! 🎨

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🥧   S t e p h a n i e   T o r n s   🥧 

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6ih–vjf5Q

*Note: Even though Stephanie never got her name & picture on a Playbill program, she served as a Jenna understudy & replacement for the show’s entire Broadway run. She was also a Dawn understudy & part of the ensemble. She deserves credit for her work!

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🥧   S a r a   B a r e i l l e s   🥧

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Chxa0hmET6I

*Note: This wonderful woman wrote the Waitress music & lyrics. Then she made her Broadway acting debut & performed as Jenna several times. We are not worthy! 👑

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Robertson, Justin “Squigs.” 2017. https://www.broadway.com/buzz/188144/sara-bareilles-is-at-home-onstage-in-her-broadway-musical-waitress/. Accessed 4 January 2020.

🥧   B e t s y   W o l f e   🥧

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PTnhJQdhC4

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🥧   K a t h a r i n e   M c P h e e   🥧

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44FSVfn99EE

*Note: First of all, this was Katharine’s Broadway debut. Second, she played Jenna on two continents: North America (USA 🇺🇸) & Europe (England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿). She is in good company because Sara Bareilles is making her West End as Jenna later this year.

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🥧   N i c o l e t t e   R o b i n s o n   🥧

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3iNPOakR72U

*Note: I wish there were more clips of Nicolette singing Waitress songs on YouTube because I love her voice. It’s hard to believe this was her Broadway debut! 😱

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Robertson, Justin “Squigs.” 2018. https://www.broadway.com/buzz/193748/nicolette-robinson-al-roker-a-new-group-of-friends-enter-the-diner-at-waitress/. Accessed 4 January 2020.

🥧   S h o s h a n a   B e a n   🥧

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0YF6WTdkUI

*Note: This Jewish goddess is no stranger to my blog. I featured her back in 2016 alongside Natalie Weiss, which you can access H E R E. Before you press play on the video, I need you to mentally & emotionally prepare because it is a JOURNEY. 😭 🤧

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Robertson, Justin “Squigs.” 2019. https://www.broadway.com/buzz/195455/waitress-shoshana-bean-jeremy-jordan-serve-up-a-new-broadway-pairing-as-sweet-as-pie/. Accessed 4 January 2020.

🥧   A l i s o n   L u f f   🥧

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3c7NUyhNuEs

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🥧   J o r d i n   S p a r k s   🥧

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSmKmTc8C-M

*Note: Jordin Sparks won season 6 of American Idol, the first season I ever watched. She was my pick to win! It’s amazing to see her succeeding years later & making her Broadway debut.

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To every single person who worked tirelessly to make Waitress happen week after week since 2016, you are seen & appreciated. 💕

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Collage Credit Links:

Background – Romine, Kendyll. 2017. https://kendyllromine.tumblr.com/post/165300883470/made-a-waitress-inspired-pie-pattern-available-on. Accessed 4 January 2020.

Jessie Mueller as Jenna – https://blog.ticketmaster.com/tony-winner-jessie-mueller-waitress-interview/

Stephanie Torns as Jenna – https://twitter.com/StephanieTorns/status/1081976819195228161

Sara Bareilles as Jenna – https://people.com/music/sara-bareilles-waitress-songs-of-her-life/

Betsy Wolfe as Jenna – https://www.facebook.com/waitressmusical/photos/a.984234801596888/1408465829173781/?type=3&theater

Katharine McPhee as Jenna – https://ew.com/theater/2019/10/31/katharine-mcphee-waitress-broadway-final-weeks/

Nicolette Robinson as Jenna – https://parade.com/703552/jerylbrunner/the-affairs-nicolette-robinson-on-her-broadway-debut-in-waitress/

Shoshana Bean as Jenna – https://www.facebook.com/waitressmusical/photos/a.984234801596888/2224959207524435/?type=3&theater

Alison Luff as Jenna – https://www.broadway.org/multimedia/gallery/576/waitress

Jordin Sparks as Jenna – https://www.broadway.com/buzz/197074/last-chance-to-see-beautiful-jordin-sparks-in-waitress-and-more/

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