'Waitress' and 'Hadestown' first musicals to reopen on Broadway since COVID shutdown

NEW YORK — The diner is officially open for business! The hit show “Waitress” returned to Broadway on Thursday night, marking the first of two musicals to play on the Great White Way since the COVID-19 induced shutdown.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer – who was responsible for helping Broadway get back up and running with the passage of the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant – was on hand to lend his support.

“It’s not just the actors and actresses, but it’s the stagehands, and all the people backstage, and the ticket takers – you name it. It’s a whole industry,” said Sen. Schumer. “Over 120 people work in this show – this

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