Waitress the Musical’s producers Barry and Fran Weissler have announced today the music has set a new record at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre.

On Friday 3 September, the show, starring Sara Bareilles, grossed $197,878 in tickets sales, breaking the previous single-performance house record set by Betrayal, starring Daniel Craig, which grossed $184,476.

Waitress was the first musical to return to Broadway, opening to a sold-out audience on Thursday 2 September, receiving a standing ovation before the performance even began – the audience leapt to their feet eight more times throughout the evening.