Today’s matinee was sold out because it was the final performance of “The Color Purple” on Broadway. To the surprised delight of the audience, Hillary Clinton was in the house for the send off. She received a sustained standing ovation and brought down the house before the curtain even went up!
Hillary Clinton, who has kept a relatively low public profile since losing the presidential election two months ago, on Sunday showed up at the final performance of a revival of “The Color Purple” on Broadway.
Mrs. Clinton received a sustained standing ovation from the sold-out crowd, a response far warmer than the scattered booing and clapping that greeted the arrival of Vice President-elect Mike Pence when he attended “Hamilton,” just one block north, on Nov. 18. Mrs. Clinton was accompanied by her husband, Bill Clinton, and their daughter, Chelsea.
“We love you Hillary,” audience members yelled as they snapped pictures and clapped. Several thanked Mrs Clinton and told her, “God bless you.”
“God bless you,” Mrs. Clinton replied.
This was an unplanned honor! Hillary will be in Washington DC on Tuesday to be recognized for her State Department leadership at the dedication of a museum named for her.