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    ‘Waitress’ Has Record Debut on Broadway

    No need to tip. The uplifting musical based on the 2007 film stormed out of the gates during its opening week, including a record-breaking sellout performance of $145,532 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. Overall, it was a lucrative Easter weekend for Broadway, with ticket sales springing to a record $31.48 million, and 13 musicals banked at least $1 million for the week. With awards season — and several new productions — on the horizon, the show is expected to go on … all the way to the bank.

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