Due to these practices, the theaters can pack their homes. By definition, a Broadway theater should have at the least 500 seats. Most of the 41 venues can match two or 3 times as many individuals; for example, the Gershwin Theatre, the most important playhouse, can maintain 1,933 patrons. On Sept. 2, “Waitress” and “Hadestown” offered out their reopening nights, with overjoyed theatergoers occupying greater than 2,000 seats mixed. The next day, “Waitress” broke the single-performance gross sales file on the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, toppling the earlier prime earner, “Betrayal,” which starred Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz in 2013.
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