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Hillary Clinton cheered at Broadway's 'The Color Purple'

Associated Press logo Associated Press 1/9/2017 By MARK KENNEDY, AP Entertainment Writer
FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2016 file photo, Hillary Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, greet supporters after voting in Chappaqua, N.Y. Falling in line with tradition, Bill and Hillary Clinton plan to attend Donald Trump's inauguration. It’s a decision that will put Hillary Clinton on the inaugural platform as her bitter rival from the 2016 campaign assumes the office she long sought. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File) © The Associated Press FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2016 file photo, Hillary Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, greet supporters after voting in Chappaqua, N.Y. Falling in line with tradition, Bill and Hillary Clinton plan to attend Donald Trump's inauguration. It’s a decision that will put Hillary Clinton on the inaugural platform as her bitter rival from the 2016 campaign assumes the office she long sought. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — "The Color Purple" had a special guest in the audience as it bid farewell to Broadway — Hillary Clinton.

The former presidential candidate and her husband attended the matinee performance Sunday at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, the show's last after a run of 482 performances. According to theater-goers, the Clinton's got several rounds of applause.

"The Color Purple" is a stage version of Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel set in rural Georgia that covers a lifetime of events observed by Celie, a homely, uneducated farm woman whose dreams are repeatedly shattered.

The reaction was in stark contrast to the one that greeted Vice President-elect Mike Pence at "Hamilton" in November. Then, the cast gave him an earful about equality from the stage.

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Online: http://colorpurple.com

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