Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles, who wrote the music and lyrics for Waitress, will make her West End debut next year, reuniting with Olivier and Tony Award-winning actor Gavin Creel. The duo starred together earlier this year in the Broadway production, to critical acclaim. Sara will perform in the lead role of Jenna with Gavin as Dr. Pomatter from 27 January to 7 March 2020 for a strictly limited six-week run.

Sara first achieved mainstream critical praise in 2007 with her widely successful hit “Love Song,” which reached #1 in 22 countries around the world, from her debut album “Little Voice.” Since then, Sara has gone on to receive seven Grammy nominations, two Tony nominations and three Emmy nominations. Her book, “Sounds Like Me: My Life (So Far) in Song,” was released in the fall of 2015 by Simon & Schuster and is a New York Times bestseller.

Sara composed the music and lyrics for Waitress, and made her Broadway acting debut in 2017 by stepping into the show’s lead role. Recently, Sara teamed up with Apple as an executive producer for “Little Voice,” a 10-episode series, which she will create the original music for. Earlier this year, Sara released her fifth full-length and first album of original material since 2013, entitled “Amidst The Chaos,” to critical acclaim, produced by T. Bone Burnett. She is currently on her “Amidst The Chaos” North American tour.

Gavin Creel received a Tony Award for his performance as Cornelius Hackl in Hello, Dolly! starring Bette Midler and David Hyde Pierce. He made his Broadway debut originating the role of Jimmy Smith in Thoroughly Modern Millie, for which he received his first Tony Award nomination. He has since created such memorable performances on Broadway as Claude in Hair, which earned him a second Tony Award nomination, Jean-Michel in La Cage Aux Folles, and Stephen Kodaly in the Roundabout Theater Company’s production of She Loves Me, which was filmed live and is available on BroadwayHD.

Gavin has also starred in the West End, most notably originating the role of Elder Price in The Book of Mormon, for which he received the Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical. He also starred as Bert in Disney’s Mary Poppins and reprised his performance as Claude in Hair.

As well as starring opposite Sara Bareilles in the Broadway production of Waitress, his other stage credits include The Book of Mormon (on Broadway and originating in the First National Tour), and the world premieres of Stephen Sondheim’s Bounce (at The Goodman Theatre and The Kennedy Center) and Prometheus Bound at ART.

On television, Gavin co-starred alongside Julie Andrews in ABC’s “Eloise at the Plaza” and “Eloise at Christmastime.” He has released three original albums “GoodTimeNation,” “Quiet” (which landed on Billboard’s Top Heat Seekers) and “Get Out,” and his single “Noise,” which raised money and awareness for marriage equality. Gavin was a co-founder of Broadway Impact, the first and only grassroots organisation to mobilise the nationwide theatre community in support of marriage equality.

Lucie Jones and David Hunter will return to the roles of Jenna and Dr Pomatter on 9 March.