Broadway’s ‘Waitress’ Pays Heartfelt Tribute To Nick…

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When Broadway’s “Waitress” reopened this week after an 18-month hiatus, it paid particular tribute to one of its original cast members.

Following a months-long fight with COVID-19, actor Nick Cordero, who played Earl in “Waitress,” died in July 2020.

Sara Bareilles welcomed Cordero’s wife, Amanda Kloots, to the stage at the reopening performance of “Waitress” on Thursday night for an impromptu singalong of “Live Your Life,” Cordero’s 2018 pop-rock single and the title track of his debut solo album, released on what would have been his 41st birthday last year.

Before testing positive for the coronavirus, Cordero had only recently began performing the song live in concert.

Below is a video of the cast of “Waitress” performing “Live Your Life.”

Bareilles, who penned the music for “Waitress” and stars in the current production, said of Cordero, “He is still a lovely spirit and a beautiful soul, and we keep him very near and dear to our hearts.”

Kloots was hailed by the Grammy winner for “walking through this horrible moment with so much grace, so much insight, and so much vulnerability.”

Last week, the cast of “Waitress” displayed an onstage menu board honoring Cordero, which included a “Live Your Life” pie.

In a statement accompanying the shot, the “Waitress” team wrote, “This week, we honored the memories of our wonderful cast member Nick Cordero.” “Every ‘Waitress’ production in the world will have this specific pie name and time in the show.”

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On what would have been the couple’s fourth wedding anniversary, Kloots released footage from her 2017 wedding to Cordero on Friday.

“I’ll never forget our first look as husband and wife, our first kiss, and our first dance,” she wrote. “You’ll always be my husband, now that you’re my angel, but you’ll always be the love of my life. “Here’s to us,” says the narrator.

To combat the spread of COVID-19, all 41 Broadway theaters were closed in March 2020.

The prolonged shutdown has resulted in a weekly loss of $35 million.

The Broadway League declared in July that all 41 theaters on the Great White Way will require all audience members, actors, backstage crew, and employees to be completely vaccinated or to have a COVID-19 test that is negative.

At this time, the policies will be in effect until at least October 31.

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