After an 18-month intermission, two Broadway shows opened last week to sold-out crowds, as one of New York’s hardest-hit industries makes its comeback from pandemic closures.
One of the shows, Waitress, sold out its opening night, Sept. 2. The following day it set the single-performance record at the Barrymore Theatre, according to producers Barry and Fran Weissler. The reopened show grossed nearly $200,000 in ticket sales on Sept. 3, they said, nearly as high as during Waitress’ highest-grossing week in early 2018, when it brought in an average of $203,000 per show.
The show stars Grammy winner Sarah Bareilles, the show’s composer, who has agreed to stay
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