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Jordin Sparks wears a pink diner dress as she marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month with Waitress cast

Jordin Sparks wears a pink diner dress as she marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month with her Waitress co-stars

Jordin Sparks joined her Broadway co-stars in Waitress to pay tribute to Breast Cancer Awareness Month on Tuesday.

The 29-year-old, who won American Idol at 17, modeled a pink waitress uniform that demonstrated her support for the cause at New York’s Brooks Atkinson Theatre.

She is currently leading the cast of the show and posed up with her cast-mates Caitlin Houlahan and NaTasha Yvette Williams.

Fashion statement: Jordin Sparks joined her Broadway co-stars in Waitress to pay tribute to Breast Cancer Awareness Month on Tuesday

Although the waitresses in the show typically wear blue uniforms, the color has been swapped to pink for the duration of Breast Cancer Awareness month.

Suttirat Anne Larlarb, who designed the original costumes for the Broadway production, is also behind the pink revamp.

‘We chose the blue very carefully, so we didn’t take the change for this month lightly,’ director Diane Paulus explained to Playbill recently.

‘All the designers were consulted because every time you make a change it has a knock-on effect – it’s the lighting, it’s this, it’s that,’ dished Diane.

Glowing: The 29-year-old, who won American Idol at 17, modeled a pink waitress uniform that demonstrated her support for the cause at New York's Brooks Atkinson Theatre

Glowing: The 29-year-old, who won American Idol at 17, modeled a pink waitress uniform that demonstrated her support for the cause at New York’s Brooks Atkinson Theatre

Trio: She is currently leading the cast of the show and posed up with her cast-mates Caitlin Houlahan (left) and NaTasha Yvette Williams (right)

Trio: She is currently leading the cast of the show and posed up with her cast-mates Caitlin Houlahan (left) and NaTasha Yvette Williams (right)

‘We saw pictures, we saw mock-ups, I consulted with my lighting designer, my set designer, my costume designer – all the creatives – and it was a very clear “yes.”‘

She is not concerned about the impact of letting the real world intrude on the show’s world, saying: ‘I think audiences can handle multiple realities.’

Said Diane: ‘Audiences are very sophisticated these days, so the idea that they’re immersing themselves into this story [and] the audience knows their presence at the theatre this month is also related to this major women’s health issue is really potent. It’s a multi-layered response that enhances the audience’s experience.’

Backdrop: Although the waitresses in the show typically wear blue uniforms, the color has been swapped to pink for the duration of Breast Cancer Awareness month

Backdrop: Although the waitresses in the show typically wear blue uniforms, the color has been swapped to pink for the duration of Breast Cancer Awareness month

Jordin’s run in Waitress is a limited engagement running from September 16 to October 27, per Playbill, and is her first Broadway outing in nearly a decade.

She first played the Great White Way in 2010 as a replacement Nina in the original Broadway production of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s In The Heights.

Sara Bareilles wrote the score for the musical Waitress, which opened on Broadway in 2016 and is based on a 2007 film starring Keri Russell. 

Artistry: Suttirat Anne Larlarb, who designed the original costumes for the Broadway production, is also behind the pink revamp

Artistry: Suttirat Anne Larlarb, who designed the original costumes for the Broadway production, is also behind the pink revamp

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