Joey McIntyre returning to Broadway in ‘Waitress’ ahead of New Kids on the Block tour
There’s a new kid coming to Broadway.
Joey McIntyre, the youngest member of New Kids on the Block, will join the Broadway production of the musical “Waitress” from Feb. 5 to April 7, playing the role of Dr. Pomatter at the Brooks Atkinson Theater in Manhattan.
The news was confirmed in a press release from Boneau/Bryan-Brown, a New York PR shop. McIntyre, 45, previously played Fiyero in the Broadway production of “Wicked.”
Barry Weissler, a producer of “Waitress,” welcomed the news of McIntyre’s addition to the cast.
“We love Joey as a New Kid on the Block and know that he has ‘The Right Stuff’ to be a brilliant Dr. Pomatter,” Weissler said in the release.
The statement said “Waitress,” directed by Diane Paulus, the Tony Award winner who helms the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, “tells the story of Jenna, an expert pie maker in a small town, who dreams of a way out of a loveless marriage with her husband Earl. A baking contest in a nearby county and the town’s new doctor may offer her a chance at a new life, while her fellow waitresses offer their own recipes to happiness.”
The musical “celebrates friendship, motherhood, and the magic of a well-made pie,” the release said.
The production’s official Twitter feed welcomed McIntyre to the cast in a post on Thursday.
“The new doc on the block is @joeymcintyre!” the tweet read.
We hope McIntyre breaks a leg, but only in the figurative sense; he’s scheduled to tour with the New Kids, the ’80s pop supergroup from Boston, starting in May. The “Mixtape Tour” will hit 53 cities throughout North America, including stops at TD Garden on June 28 and 29.