It's no longer pie in the sky: Al Roker is going to Broadway, joining the cast of "Waitress"!
The TODAY weatherman revealed on Wednesday that he'll be playing "Ol' Joe" in the award-winning Broadway musical — and he'll even be singing!
"Real people will pay real money to watch me!" he quipped to his fellow TODAY anchors.
"Ol' Joe" is a curmudgeonly diner owner who ultimately turns out to be not that bad of a guy, and while playing the part Al will sing a thoughtful, key song he's been rehearsing: "Take It From an Old Man."
"As a singer, I'm a terrific weatherman," he noted.
The role was originally played by Andy Griffith in the 2007 movie "Waitress," which starred Keri Russell.
"Waitress" tells the story of Jenna, a whiz at creating amazing desserts (especially pies) in a small Southern diner. She's married to a guy who's a real jerk, and when she learns she's pregnant she decides to leave town — but becomes romantically entangled with the town doctor, who knows her secret.
So get your tickets now! You'll only be able to catch Al for six weeks (October 5 through November 11). We couldn't be more excited to see him get his just "desserts"!
After all, as Al noted, "Beauty is in the pie of the beholder."
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