New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo, said Wednesday that shows can resume performances at 100% capacity from 14 September 2022, with tickets allowed to go on sale Thursday. Broadway theatres have been closed since March 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of that return, Waitress could be making a truth to a Broadway stage.

Barry Weissler, a veteran Broadway producer whose shows include Waitress and the long-running revival of the musical Chicago, said Mr. Cuomo’s announcement capped an incredibly challenging period for the industry.

“We’re all extremely tired of the delay and the worry and the anxiety. However, there is a light at the end of the tunnel,” he said.

Mr. Weissler added that in addition to reopening Chicago, he is also planning a limited run of Waitress, the Tony Award-nominated musical he produced that closed in early 2020 before the pandemic. The Waitress revival will star Sara Bareilles, the show’s composer and lyricist, he said.