Anybody for a rainbow pie? A special Pride themed Waitress London Cast Album Karaoke Night has been confirmed for Wednesday 26 June – in partnership with GAY TIMES.
Held at the Adelphi Theatre in London’s West End, the event invites audience members to take to the mic by performing their favourite song from the Tony-nominated show.
Today we can confirm that the special Pride event will be hosted by Lucie Jones, the new star of the Sara Bareilles’ musical. She will joined by William J Connolly, Editor of GAY TIMES.
They will be accompanied on stage by the show’s musical director, Katharine Woolley.
“I can’t begin to tell you how many times in my career I’ve had opportunities through the LGBTQ community that I otherwise would not have had – in my personal life as well,” Lucie told GAY TIMES.
“I really think it’s one of the kindest things we can do in life is to accept people.” Lucie adding: “There’s no community that does that more than the LGBTQ community.”
William J Connolly commenting: “I’m thrilled to co-host with Lucie Jones for this special Pride themed cast album karaoke night with London’s smash-hit musical Waitress. Pride Month is the perfect time for us all to sing out and celebrate ourselves loud and proud for exactly who we are.”
Any audience members who want to take part just need to sign up before that evening’s show for the chance to sing one minute of any Waitress song. Hosts and further details about this special Pride event will be announced in the coming weeks.
Former Pussycat Dolls member Ashley Roberts is set to make her West End debut alongside Lucie and Blake Harrison in Sara Bareilles’ hit musical. The pair will play Dawn and Jenna.
The original London production starred Katharine McPhee as Jenna, Jack McBrayer as Ogie, Marisha Wallace as Becky, Laura Baldwin as Dawn, Peter Hannah as Earl, David Hunter as Dr. Pomatter and Shaun Prendergast as Old Joe.
Brought to life by a ground breaking, female-led creative team, Waitress features an original score by 7-time Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles, a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson and direction by Tony Award-winner Diane Paulus, and choreography by Lorin Latarro.
Waitress tells the story of Jenna, a waitress and expert pie-maker who dreams her way out of a loveless marriage. When a hot new doctor arrives in town, life gets complicated. With the support of her workmates Becky and Dawn, Jenna overcomes the challenges she faces and finds that laughter, love and friendship can provide the perfect recipe for happiness.
The show celebrated its official opening night on 7 March and is now booking to 19 October.
More information can be found here.