Next Jenna in Waitress

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Posted: 2/18/19 at 3:09am

Stephanie Torns announced a little while later that she is only lead Jenna until the 24th! Has it been announced who is replacing her or not?

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Posted: 2/18/19 at 4:11am

Bonnie Mulligan would be nice Next Jenna in Waitress

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Posted: 2/18/19 at 4:55am
Nothing has been announced yet which I find a little odd? I told someone I know who works at the theater that I was worried and they said not to be. So Iím sure weíll hear something this week!
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Next Jenna in Waitress#4
Posted: 2/18/19 at 6:35am

It's Lucie Jones, isn't it?

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Posted: 2/18/19 at 8:38am

Plannietink08 said: "It's Lucie Jones, isn't it?"

Do you think they'd use her in the advertisements for the show without at least telling us how she'd be involved in the production? Maybe she's just being used as a model for the show? Although if that's the case, I don't understand why they wouldn't use Stephanie Torns...I'm so confused! 

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Next Jenna in Waitress#6
Posted: 2/18/19 at 8:48am

theaterlyfe19 said: "Do you think they'd use her in the advertisements for the show without at least telling us how she'd be involved in the production? Maybe she's just being used as a model for the show? Although if that's the case, I don't understand why they wouldn't use Stephanie Torns...I'm so confused!"

Definitely not. I think someone messed by publishing that banner when they did. I doubt they'd use a young, UK star who has a rising profile as that's going to make people ask if she's in the show. It seems a lot of work to go through when they could have just gotten a model from the US who doesn't have any sort of profile as the model. 

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Posted: 2/18/19 at 10:03am

Plannietink08 said: "theaterlyfe19 said: "Do you think they'd use her in the advertisements for the show without at least telling us how she'd be involved in the production? Maybe she's just being used as a model for the show? Although if that's the case, I don't understand why they wouldn't use Stephanie Torns...I'm so confused!"

Definitely not. I think someone messed by publishing that banner when they did. I doubt they'd use a young, UK star who has a rising profileas that's going to make people ask if she's in the show. It seems a lot of work to go through when they could have just gotten a model from the US who doesn't have any sort of profile as the model.
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So do you think she’s a red herring? 

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Posted: 2/18/19 at 10:32am
Iíve said this before, but the marketing team for this show should have been fired a LONG time ago.
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Posted: 2/18/19 at 11:02am

theaterlyfe19 said: "So do you think she’s a red herring?"

 

I just read back what I wrote and I can't even make head nor tails of it. Sorry about that; I'm at work so my attention is on about 100 different things.

I hope she's not a red herring. She's an incredible talent and would make a fantastic Jenna. I can't imagine she's only being used for promotional considering how perfect she'd be for the role. 

Time will tell.

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Next Jenna in Waitress#10
Posted: 2/18/19 at 12:20pm
I saw the Lucie Jones ad on 8th Avenue this weekend. Weird.
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Posted: 2/18/19 at 10:56pm

I have to admit: the threads for Waitress' casting rumors are almost.. thrilling? Stephanie Torns' stint is over in 6 days and no announcement has been made about who will take over. It's bizarre. If the other Waitress replacement thread is any indication of what could be going on behind the scenes, is it possible that they just haven't secured anyone yet? 

Is it safe to assume Stephanie will go back to her ensemble track?

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Posted: 2/19/19 at 12:45am
8 hrs ago Lucie Jones was at 9 to 5 in London as per her Instagram. If she is the next Broadway Jenna sheís not in NYC meaning she likely hasnít started rehearsals yet... it is strange though that they used her for promotional stuff.
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Posted: 2/19/19 at 1:27am
I highly doubt that "Let's use someone well-known in another country for our new ad campaign, but JUST the photos! Ho ho ho! We'll fool them now!" is any creative director's MO.
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Posted: 2/19/19 at 1:01pm
Stephanie just announced on her instagram that her last performance will now be 3/17.
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Posted: 2/19/19 at 1:39pm

starcatchers said: "Stephanie just announced on her instagram that her last performance will now be 3/17. "

 

Interested. Makes me wonder if whoever they had lined up fell through. But kudos to Torns for getting three more weeks.

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Posted: 2/19/19 at 4:32pm

BwayinVan said: "8 hrs ago Lucie Jones was at 9 to 5 in London as per her Instagram. If she is the next Broadway Jenna she’s not in NYC meaning she likely hasn’t started rehearsals yet... it is strange though that they used her for promotional stuff. "

 

London and New York are hardly worlds away. It’s very possible she came back for a day or two  

Stephanie has extended anyway so we’ll never know.

 

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Posted: 2/19/19 at 5:11pm

She was in Miami before London, so she hasn't been in NY for a while. She is also still promoting her tour, which begins the day before Stephanie's final performance, so if it was indeed Lucie, wouldn't they have just extended Stephanie until April 4th, when her tour is over?

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Posted: 2/19/19 at 10:32pm

Perhaps a bit of a reach, but one of the white Lulus is leaving after only two months. Maybe they're bringing in girls of color to play Lulu because the new Jenna is a WOC?

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Posted: 2/19/19 at 10:35pm

ameliewormwood said: "Perhaps a bit of a reach, but one of the white Lulus is leaving after only two months. Maybe they're bringing in girls of color to play Lulu because the new Jenna is a WOC?"

My mind immediately went to Cynthia Erivo but I kinda doubt that 

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Posted: 2/19/19 at 10:39pm

theaterlyfe19 said: "My mind immediately went to Cynthia Erivo but I kinda doubt that"

I doubt being the fourth/fifth replacement in anything is really a huge draw for her.

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Posted: 2/19/19 at 10:42pm

haterobics said: "theaterlyfe19 said: "My mind immediately went to Cynthia Erivo but I kinda doubt that"

I doubt being the fourth/fifth replacement in anything is really a huge draw for her.
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That’s just where my mind went-I agree with you. Do you think this has any significance or it’s just being read into too much? 

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Posted: 2/19/19 at 10:47pm

theaterlyfe19 said: "That’s just where my mind went-I agree with you. Do you think this has any significance or it’s just being read into too much?"

Any dreamcasting thread on here is being read into too much. As for the girl being recast, that doesn't really indicate much of anything, since she was white when Nicolette was in the show, no? Unless Jenna and Earl are both going to be black... I love Waitress, but I don't really get into the inner workings, just saw this thread bumping a lot, so wondered if there was actual news... nope. Next Jenna in Waitress

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Posted: 2/19/19 at 10:55pm
Actually when Nicolette was in it they recast Lulu as well! :)
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Posted: 2/20/19 at 12:10pm

ameliewormwood said: "Perhaps a bit of a reach, but one of the white Lulus is leaving after only two months. Maybe they're bringing in girls of color to play Lulu because the new Jenna is a WOC?"

Or perhaps she’s leaving because she and her family live in South Carolina and three almost four months (not two) was a nice adventure and it’s time to go home. 

Updated On: 2/20/19 at 12:10 PM
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Posted: 2/20/19 at 1:02pm
Is Jones the current Jenna pictured on their website? If so, very odd.
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