Josie's Turn: June Squibb Returns to Broadway in Waitress November 19

Broadway News   Josie's Turn: June Squibb Returns to Broadway in Waitress November 19
 
The stage and screen veteran takes on the role of Josie—a gender-bending twist on the musical's Joe.
June Squibb
June Squibb

Oscar nominee June Squibb returns to the Broadway stage beginning Novmeber 19 in Waitress. She takes on the role of Josie—the role previously presented as Joe—becoming the first woman to play the diner owner.

Squibb will play a limited engagement through January 6, 2019, succeeding Today Show favorite Al Roker. Meanwhile, current star Nicolette Robinson has extended her stint as Jenna through December 9.

Read: WHY SARA BAREILLES, DIANE PAULUS, AND JESSIE NELSON CHANGED WAITRESS' OLD JOE TO JOSIE

Squibb, an Oscar nominee for Nebraska, made her Broadway debut in the original production of Gypsy, stepping into the musical as Electra. Her additional stage credits include The Happy Time and two short-lived productions: Gorey Stories and Sacrilege. She is additionally known for her numerous appearance on the small screen, including Modern Family, Shameless, Getting On, and Glee.

The current cast also includes Drew Gehling as Dr. Pomatter, NaTasha Yvette Williams as Becky, Lenne Klingaman as Dawn, Alex Wyse as Ogie, Ben Thompson as Earl, and Benny Elledge as Cal.

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