Clinton Gets Standing Ovation from Broadway Audience
Hillary Clinton received a standing ovation from a sold-out Broadway audience this weekend.
The Hill reports:
Clinton attended the Sunday afternoon performance of the Tony-winning show with former President Bill Clinton and their daughter, Chelsea.
“The Color Purple” closed Sunday after opening in December 2015. The musical won best revival at this year’s Tony awards, and the show’s lead, Cynthia Erivo, won for Best Actress in a Musical.
Hillary Clinton worked with members of the Broadway community during her 2016 presidential campaign. Over the summer, the cast of “Hamilton” produced a special performance as a fundraiser for Clinton’s campaign.
“The Color Purple” crowd’s reaction differed from the way Vice President-elect Mike Pence was received at a performance of “Hamilton” in November 2016. After that show, the cast read a short statement directed at Pence, in which they urged him to fight for and protect “the diverse America” the cast of the show represents.
President-elect Donald Trump claimed the cast was harassing Pence, but Pence himself said he appreciated the speech.
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