It's just weird to me that actors and even directors and producers don't know. Before he takes the stage next Tuesday, Bergen caught up with PEOPLE about realizing his Broadway dreams. Erich Bergen, who currently plays Blake Moran on the CBS drama Madam Secretary, will be joining the Broadway production of Waitress this summer. Erich Bergen is an American television, film and stage actor raised in New York City. If you are located within the European Union, you should be aware that your personal information will be transferred to the United States, the laws of which may be deemed by the European Union to have inadequate data protection. I’m very grateful for the career I’ve had in film and television, but it feels so great to come back home to my first love — being on stage in front of an audience. Information we collect directly from you: Your provision of your personal information to Us is completely voluntary; it is not a statutory or contractual requirement.

You may opt-out by. From time to time, We may use your personal information to send transactional emails, such as communications about purchases and changes to Our terms, conditions, and policies. I didn't know anything about musical theatre, only the one show that I'd seen on Broadway.

Sarachan: Tell me a bit about the Halston musical you have coming up? This show focuses on that, which makes it so relatable and inspiring — which is why people come back to this show over and over again. On the heels of a celebrated 2018 turn as the goofy, charming Dr. Pomatter in the musical Waitress, the … Speaking for myself, I was definitely disappointed. Bergen: I think why performing at the White House was so important was not only because it was President Obama and the White House and all that, but also because when we made the film of Jersey Boys, we were hoping it was going to be like Bohemian Rhapsody ended up becoming about six years later. You can purchase tickets to Waitress here. Erich Bergen: Definitely. If you are a resident of the European Union, under the GDPR, European Union residents, as data subjects, have the following rights: An EU resident has the right to access his or her personal data that We hold and to ask that their personal data be corrected or erased and to port their data. From the White House to the Great White Way! Despite having starred in the touring production and film version of “Jersey Boys,” Waitress marked Erich’s Broadway debut. For more information on cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information provided by the Interactive Advertising Bureau at These might include, for example, pages that share our name and that of another entity. It does seem as though over the past ten or fifteen years there's been an ignorance to the history of the art form that a creative person is into. Information We Collect Automatically: Even if you don’t use any of the features above, when you visit Our website, We may collect certain information about you. Waitress, which just celebrated its second anniversary on Broadway, features a score by Sara Bareilles, book by Jessie Nelson, adapted from 2007 screenplay by Adrienne Shelly.

When a baking contest in a nearby county - and a satisfying run-in with someone new - show Jenna a chance at a fresh start, she must find the courage to seize it.

Yes, of course, I want to truly create something from the ground up on my own.

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If you walk on stage and you listen to what the character says to you and then react to it, that's keeping it fresh.

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