Ciara Renée Will Join WAITRESS as Jenna This November
New Jenna Alert!!! Earlier this morning, it was announced that Broadway’s Ciara Renée will take over the role of Jenna in Waitress from Jennifer Nettles beginning November 29, 2021. The current production is playing a limited engagement through January 9, 2022.
Renée most recently starred as the first BIPOC actress to play Elsa in Disney’s Frozen on Broadway before the shutdown last year. Previously, Renée starred in the off-Broadway play The Wrong Man alongside Joshua Henry and Ryan Vazquez. Renée can be seen on “The Big Bang Theory” final season and recurring on Facebook’s original series “Strangers.” She has also appeared on Netflix’s “Master of None” and was previously a series regular on CW’s “Legends of Tomorrow.” Ciara originated the role of ‘The Witch’ in Big Fish and appeared in Pippin on Broadway.
The current Broadway company includes Eric Anderson (Cal), Ashley Blanchet (Dawn), Nik Dodani (Ogie), Erich Bergen (Dr. Pomatter) Dakin Matthews (Joe), Maiesha McQueen (Becky) and Ben Thompson (Earl). The ensemble is Tyrone Davis, Jr., Matt DeAngelis, Andrew Fitch, Henry Gottfried, Molly Jobe, Emily Koch, Anastacia McCleskey, Olivia Webber Olesen, Gerianne Pérez, Charlotte Surak, Curtis Thomas, Stephanie Torns and Nyla Watson.