Jordin Sparks Makes Broadway Return With 'Waitress'

Nine years after taking her final bow in 'In the Heights', the 'American Idol' alum secures the lead role of Jenna Hunterson in a musical play from September 16 to October 27.

AceShowbiz - New mum Jordin Sparks is heading back to Broadway to join the cast of "Waitress".

The singer will hit the stage in the lead role of Jenna Hunterson from 16 September to 27 October.

Sparks last appeared on the New York stage when she portrayed Nina in Lin-Manuel Miranda's musical "In the Heights".

Announcing her return on Tuesday (August 20), she says, "I've missed the Broadway stage ever since I took my final bow in 'In the Heights' in 2010. I am so excited to be able to return to it and serve up some musical pie!"

She picks up a role that has proved successful for Jessie Mueller, Katharine McPhee and show co-creator Sara Bareilles.

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