Katharine McPhee to take over the role of Jenna in Waitress’” on April 10. This will be the Broadway debut for McPhee, who starred in the TV show “Smash” came to national attention on “American Idol.”Currently Ms. McPhee stars on the CBS series Scorpion. The role will not impact her schedule on Scorpion, which has not yet been renewed for a fifth season. Her most recent album, I Fall in Love Too Easily, was released last year by BMG.
Ms. McPhee takes over the role from the show’s songwriter, Sara Bareilles, and will appear through June 17. Bareilles who returned to the role for a second time will be in the show until March 11. Who will take over between McPhee and Bareilles has not yet been announced.