Clinton gets standing ovation from Broadway audience
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Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham Clinton2020 Democrats make play for veterans' votes The Memo: Democrats confront prospect of long primary Manafort sought to hurt Clinton 2016 campaign efforts in key states: NYT MORE received a standing ovation from the sold-out audience at the final performance of “The Color Purple” on Broadway this weekend, The New York Times reported.

Clinton attended the Sunday afternoon performance of the Tony-winning show with former President Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonGOP senators balk at lengthy impeachment trial Biden, Sanders, Warren, Buttigieg, Harris lead Trump in Georgia: Poll Keep your eye on essential facts in the unfolding impeachment circus MORE 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 PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PenceProtests serve as backdrop to Erdoğan's visit to White House Trump faces high stakes in meeting with Erdoğan amid impeachment drama Democrats announce public impeachment hearings with eight witnesses next week MORE 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 TrumpDonald John TrumpGOP senators balk at lengthy impeachment trial Warren goes local in race to build 2020 movement 2020 Democrats make play for veterans' votes MORE claimed the cast was harassing Pence, but Pence himself said he appreciated the speech.