Star-Studded Barack on Broadway Fundraiser, With President Obama and Bill Clinton, Offered June 4
By Michael Gioia
Barack on Broadway, an evening at the theatre with President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton, is offered June 4 at Broadway's New Amsterdam Theatre. The sold-out event features performances from Tony and Olivier winner Patti LuPone and "Smash" star Megan Hilty, among others.
The evening, set to begin at 7 PM, benefits the Obama Victory Fund 2012 and is hosted by Thomas Schumacher (Disney Theatrical Productions president) and producers Margo Lion (Catch Me If You Can), Michael David (Into the Woods), Lauren Mitchell (Jesus Christ Superstar), Roger Berlind (Nice Work If You Can Get It) and Paul Boskind (The Best Man).
Directed by George C. Wolfe (The Normal Heart), Barack on Broadway features performances from Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur), Kerry Butler (The Best Man), Norbert Leo Butz (Catch Me If You Can), Bobby Cannavale (The Motherf**ker With the Hat), Stockard Channing (Other Desert Cities), Hilty (Wicked, "Smash"), Cheyenne Jackson (Xanadu), James Earl Jones (The Best Man), Tony Kushner (Angels in America), Angela Lansbury (The Best Man), LuPone (Evita, Gypsy), Audra McDonald (Porgy and Bess), Mandy Patinkin (Evita) and Jeffrey Wright (A Free Man of Color).
Music direction is by Rob Berman (Irving Berlin's White Christmas); John Guare (The House of Blue Leaves) is the script consultant.
The New Amsterdam Theatre, home of Broadway's Mary Poppins, is located at 214 West 42nd Street. The event is sold out, but to sign up for the waiting list, click here.
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