Hillary Clinton Attended A Broadway Play – Her Experience Was One For The History Books


When Mike Pence showed up at a performance of the Broadway hit, Hamilton, he was met with a series of loud boos from the audience. When Hillary Clinton attended The Color Purple with her husband and daughter, The New York Times reports, she received a very different response: a standing ovation.

New York Times reporter Mike Barbaro tweeted about the event, saying that Clinton and her family received “three sustained rounds of applause” and were met with cries of “we love you” as they entered the theater.

Clinton has kept a relatively low profile since her devastating loss to Donald Trump, although she was spotted walking in the woods near her New York home and visiting an independent bookstore in Rhode Island. It was surely a great experience for the former Democratic nominee to receive such a warm welcome at the theater, and, based on the reactions of the audience members, seeing Clinton out and about was a great experience for them as well.

One audience member, Jordan Serpone, told The New York Times about seeing Clinton at the theater:

‘I was having every emotion I’ve tried to get rid of over the best few weeks. She shouldn’t be here. She should be planning her cabinet.’

Clinton was not the only celebrity who attended the final performance of The Color Purple. Among others, she rubbed elbows with 2004 Tony winner for best actress, Phylicia Rashad; 2016 Tony winner for best actor, Leslie Odom Jr.; Tony nominee Jonathan Groff; and Will & Grace actress Debra Messing. Messing was a very vocal supporter of Clinton’s during the 2016 election, and Chelsea Clinton reportedly introduced Messing to her mother during the event.

As stated above, Clinton sightings have been scarce since the election, and no one knows for sure when Clinton will be seen next. It is possible, though, that her next big outing will be her former opponent’s inauguration on Jan. 20. It was reported earlier this month that, despite the bitter battle for the White House that took place between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, both she and her husband will be attending the inauguration “out of a sense of duty and respect for the American democratic process.”

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