Waitress’ Charity Angel Dawson Is the Tuner’s New Becky

first_img Related Shows She’s trading in scrubs for serving trays! Charity Angél Dawson, who originated the role of Nurse Norma during Waitress’ premiere at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts and has been part of the cast ever since, assumed the role of Becky beginning on October 20. Keala Settle played her last performance in the Diane Paulus-helmed hit on October 19.A graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, Dawson has also been seen on the Great White Way in the 2014 revival of Side Show; she played Lavora in the off-Broadway production of Disaster!. Her other stage credits include Dreamgirls, The Color Purple, Ain’t Misbehavin’, Kiss Me Kate, The Wiz and West Side Story.The cast of Waitress also features Jessie Mueller, Drew Gehling, Dakin Matthews, William Popp, Christopher Fitzgerald and Eric Anderson.Waitress marks five-time Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles’ stage-writing debut. Based on the 2007 film by the late Adrienne Shelly and book by Jessie Nelson, the tuner follows Jenna (Mueller), a small town waitress stuck in a loveless marriage. As a nearby baking contest approaches (and a new doctor comes to town), she’s torn between her commitments and—thanks to her pie-making expertise—a chance at freedom. View Comments Waitresscenter_img Charity Angél Dawson(Photo: Caitlin McNaney) Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 5, 2020last_img

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