The forecast for Broadway this fall: Al Roker with a sprinkling of pie.
The venerable “Right this moment” weatherman is the most recent to be part of the forged of Sara Bareilles’ “Waitress.” From Oct. 5 by Nov. 11, he’ll play Ol’ Joe, the gruff, secretly candy proprietor of the diner on the middle of the story.
The announcement was made on Wednesday morning’s “Right this moment” present, the place the 64-year-old emerged on set rolling a cart piled excessive with pies.
This isn’t Roker’s first time on Broadway. In 2003, he slipped into the role of “Thriller Visitor” in the comedy “The Play What I Wrote.”
However this marks his first singing role.
Judging from the clip of what was purported to be his first vocal lesson, Roker’s personal evaluation appeared apt: “As a singer, I’m a terrific weatherman.”
Roker will carry out six reveals every week, skipping Saturday and Sunday matinees. “Waitress,” based mostly on Adrienne Shelly’s 2007 film, opened April 24, 2016, with Bareilles herself sometimes enjoying its heroic lead.