After an 18-month intermission, two Broadway shows opened in September to sold-out crowds, as one of NYC’s hardest-hit industries makes its comeback from the pandemic. One of the shows, Waitress, sold out its opening night, Sept. 2, and set a single-performance record at the Barrymore Theatre the following night, according to producers Barry and Fran Weissler.

Vaccine and mask mandates for all indoor venues, which were announced in August, have the support of the Broadway community. Many are convinced the promise of safety was a boon for advance ticket sales.

Chicago, Hamilton, Lackawanna Blues, The Lion King and Wicked all returned to the stage in September, many selling out quickly.

Source: Crain’s New York Business

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