"Catfish row is floating on air after meeting Michelle Obama at our show tonite," tweeted Tony Award-winning Porgy and Bess star Audra McDonald following the July 14 evening performance at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. "She is grace incarnate & hugged every member of the cast!"
Following her trip to Catfish Row, the First Lady took her daughters Malia, 14, and Sasha, 11, to the Foxwoods Theatre for the sold-out Sunday matinee of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark.
According to a representative from the production, the 3 PM curtain was held a few minutes as the Obamas slipped into their seats — to a round of applause. The First Family led the show's standing ovation.
"We're sure The First Lady, Malia and Sasha were checking out the show for The President, a self-proclaimed Spider-Man geek," said Rick Miramontez, spokesman for Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark, in a statement. "We'll be happy to have him anytime, and even happier to fly Spidey at The White House for his upcoming birthday."