The Citiblog

July 7, 2021, 5:28.46 pm ET


Photo: Jeremy Daniel

Sugar, butter, Sara Bareilles. Talk about the ingredients for a hit show. The acclaimed singer-songwriter is heading back to the on-stage diner to star in the limited return of her musical “Waitress” at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre from September 2 to October 19. No additional casting has been announced for her run, nor who will replace her for the rest of the limited engagement, now scheduled to end on January 9, 2022. Visit for tickets.

While the historic New Amsterdam Theatre will remain mostly empty until “Aladdin” rides in again on its magic carpet, Disney on Broadway will present “Live at The New Am: A Benefit Concert for The Actors Fund,” with Ashley Brown, Michael James Scott, Kissy Simmons and Josh Strickland performing some of the most-beloved hit songs from Disney’s Broadway shows. The concert plays four performances July 22-24 at 7:30pm and July 25 at 2pm. For tickets and information, visit

As the COVID pandemic eases, we’re all desperate for a little company, so it’s great news that the much-anticipated revival of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s landmark musical “Company” will come home to Bernard Jacobs Theatre a little earlier than planned, with performances now starting on November 15. This revolutionary production, directed by Tony Award-winner Marianne Elliott, switches the gender of its main character, now the 35-and-still-unmarried Bobbie (played by Tony winner Katrina Lek) as well as some of the supporting players. The all-star supporting cast is led by the inimitable Patti LuPone as the worldly, wisecracking Joanne. I’ll drink to that. For tickets and information, visit