Standing ovations were performed on the night of Broadway’s informal reopening and were sometimes interrupted by musicals.
Play fans who participated in Richard Rodgers’ “Hamilton” applauded the actors during the staging of the War of Independence drama for the first time in 18 months.
Fanfare erupted before the curtains opened when writer Lin-Manuel Miranda dealt with the tiredness of a pandemic Capacity crowd..
“It took me six years for the first time [to bring it to stage]”Miranda said. “I’m glad I’ve been back for less than six years.”
“I would never take the live theater for granted,” Miranda told the masked and vaccinated crowd.
As the curtain was pulled, the crowd enthusiastically applauded all the actors, giving the famous character Miguel Cervantes a standing O for three minutes.
The crowd also exploded at the Gershwin Theater when Kristin Chenoweth told an excited audience that “there is no place like a house.” This is in favor of her 2003 star-making turn as Glinda in the production of The Wizard of Oz.
Meanwhile, on Seventh Avenue’s southern block, “The Lion King” director and costume designer Julie Taymor told people packed into Minskoff Theater seats that they were the biggest stars of the night.
“As we know, the theater is the lifeline and soul of the city,” she said. “It’s time for us to live again.”
Broadway has been open since early summer and Bruce Springsteen’s solo exhibition Leading the way, for many, the resurrection of Tuesday’s famous work marked the end of a long unnecessary break.
The feeling of joy extended to the theater usher.
Usher Linda Diane Polyketti, who works for Hamilton, said she was excited to get back to work.
“I’m glad I’m back because I wasn’t aware of the world I was in,” she said.
“I love my show. I love the cast.”
With AP wire
Broadway’s biggest hit reopens with massive standing applause and delight
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