Broadway’s biggest hits reopen to massive standing ovations and jubilation

A standing ovation played on Broadway’s unofficial re-opening night, occasionally interrupted by a musical.

The Great White Way returned to pre-pandemic form Tuesday with “Wicked,” “The Lion King, and “Hamilton” making their 2021 debuts — and theater fans could hardly contain their excitement.

Playgoers who attended “Hamilton” at the Richard Rodgers bathed actors in applause during the Revolutionary War-era drama’s first staging in 18 months.

The fanfare erupted before the curtains opened, as writer Lin Manuel Miranda addressed the pandemic weary capacity crowd.

“It took six years the first time [to bring it to stage],” Miranda said. “Glad it wasn’t six years to come back.”

“I will

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