Singer-songwriter Jason Mraz is getting ready to make the jump to Broadway in the musical Waitress.
The musical adaptation of the 2007 film with songs by pop star Sara Bareilles, tells the story of Jenna, a waitress and pie maker trapped in a small-town diner and a loveless marriage.
Mraz will play a gynaecologist and Jenna’s love interest. Bareilles reached out to Mraz to personally ask him to take the part. He took a day to think it over.
The Virginia-born singer who briefly attended the American Musical and Dramatic Academy before focusing on his own music said he weighed a career in musicals but feared he’d be auditioning for the rest of his life.