Jennifer Nettles to return to Broadway as lead in 'Waitress'

Nettles' first performance is on Oct. 19.

Jennifer Nettles is returning to Broadway!

The singer-songwriter, who previously played Roxie in the musical "Chicago," will show off her acting skills in the lead role of Jenna in "Waitress."

The role is currently being played by pop star and "Waitress" creator Sara Bareilles, with Nettles set to begin her run on Oct. 19. She will star in the musical through Nov. 24.

"It is an absolute dream," Nettles told People of performing in the musical. "There are so many layers to 'Waitress' that make it so meaningful to me. It is heart-warming, heart-breaking at times, and absolutely heart-inspiring. I'm thrilled to be able to finally get to wear the apron."

"Waitress" is scheduled to run through Jan. 9, 2022, at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre.

Nettles' latest solo album, "Always Like New," was released in June. The record includes covers of Broadway classics, from musicals like "My Fair Lady," "Hamilton," "Oklahoma!" "Annie and more.

"She Used to Be Mine," from "Waitress," appears on the deluxe version of the record.

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