The diner is getting some exciting cast changes before closing!
The beloved Today Show weather anchor Al Roker will return to the cast of Waitress as “Joe” from November 1 through November 24. Al Roker made his Broadway debut in this role last year. Additionally, Jordin Sparks will extend her run as Jenna through November 24.
Please note that Al Roker will not perform on Saturday or Sunday 2pm Matinees, or on Saturday November 23 8pm evening. He will perform in both shows (2pm & 7pm) on Sunday November 24.
Al Roker is best known as the weather and feature anchor on NBC News’ TODAY Show, and has a slew of other credits to his name including bestselling author, recipient of the American Meteorological Society’s prestigious Seal of Approval, a Daytime Emmy Award and two Guinness World Records. Since 1985, he has co-hosted for the annual Christmas Tree Lighting at Rockefeller Center and co-hosts The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, the Rose Bowl Parade and numerous NBC specials. His “Lend a Hand Today” initiative has taken him across the country and raised millions to help small charities. Mr. Roker’s eponymous entertainment company develops and produces programming for numerous networks.
Jordin Sparks is a Grammy nominated, multi-platinum, singer/songwriter and actress who garnered worldwide attention at age 17 as winner of season six American Idol. Sparks’ popular singles have sold over 10 million digital tracks and has received to date two BET Awards, one American Music Award, one BMI Songwriting Award, one People’s Choice Award, nominated for two MTV Awards, and a Grammy. Sparks also made her film debut starring opposite Whitney Houston in the SONY Pictures film, Sparkle. She has since appeared in numerous films, television programs and specials as an actress, host and performer.