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Joe Cassidy to Step in for Eric Anderson as 'Cal' in WAITRESS This January

The producers of the Broadway hit Waitress have announced that Joe Cassidy will play Cal, the curmudgeonly diner chef, from this January through February 12.

Cassidy will step in for Eric Anderson, who is taking a temporary leave. Anderson will return to the show on February 14.

Joe Cassidy's Broadway credits include: If/then; Catch Me If You Can; Next To Normal; Dirty Rotten Scoundrels; Les Miserables; 1776; and Show Boat. Off-Broadway credits include: Working (Drama Desk Award); and Listen To My Heart. TV/Web Series: Blue Bloods; Elementary; Law & Order; and Submissions Only. He's appeared and can be heard in a few national commercials, and voiceovers. He's been a concert singer with symphonies coast to coast in the US and Canada.

The Original Broadway Cast Album for Waitress recently received a Grammy Award nomination today for Best Musical Theatre Album. The Grammy Awards will take place on February 12, 2017. Produced by Sara Bareilles and Neal Avron, the cast album was released on DMI Soundtracks and distributed by Warner-Elektra-Atlantic Corporation.

Waitress began performances on March 25 and opened April 24 at Broadway's Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 West 47th Street). Based upon the 2007 motion picture written by Adrienne Shelly, Waitress is the first Broadway musical in history to have four women in the four top creative team spots, with a book by Jessie Nelson, a score by five-time Grammy Award-nominated singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles, choreography by Lorin Latarro and direction by Tony Award-winner Diane Paulus.

The cast of Waitress features Tony Award winner Jessie Mueller as Jenna, Charity Angél Dawson (Becky), Tony nominee Christopher Fitzgerald (Ogie), Drew Gehling (Dr. Pomatter), Caitlin Houlahan (Dawn), Dakin Matthews (Joe), and William Popp (Earl), with Cate Elefante, Thay Floyd, Henry Gottfried, Molly Hager, Aisha Jackson, Molly Jobe, Max Kumangai, Ella Dane Morgan, Jeremy Morse, Olivia Phillip, Stephanie Torns, and Ryan Vasquez.

Producers have announced that the national tour of the acclaimed new musical will begin at Cleveland's Playhouse Square on October 17, 2017.

Waitress was nominated for four Outer Critics' Circle Awards, including Outstanding New Broadway Musical; two Drama League Award Nominations, including Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical; six Drama Desk Nominations, including Outstanding Musical; and four Tony Award Nominations, including Best Musical.

Waitress tells the story of Jenna (Mueller), an expert pie maker in a small town, who dreams of a way out of her loveless marriage. A baking contest in a nearby county and the town's new doctor (Gehling) may offer her a chance at a new life, while her fellow Waitresses offer their own recipes to happiness. But Jenna must find the courage and strength within herself to rebuild her life. This new American musical celebrates friendship, motherhood, and the magic of a well-made pie.

Tickets are available by calling Ticketmaster.com at 877-250-2929 or online at Ticketmaster.com.

Waitress is produced on Broadway by Barry and Fran Weissler and Norton and Elayne Herrick.

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