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WATCH: Audience at “The Color Purple” go wild when Hillary shows up

Hillary Clinton was treated to a hero’s welcome on Sunday night when she attended the final performance of the Broadway revival of “The Color Purple.”

Clinton, who has been keeping a low profile since her loss to president-elect Donald Trump, attended the play, which fittingly has themes of overcoming hardships and women’s rights, with husband Bill Clinton and their daughter, Chelsea.

She was met with cheers and requests for photos upon entering, and was once again applauded when she was acknowledged from stage after the show. It was a much friendlier call out than Vice President-elect Mike Pence received when he attended “Hamilton.”

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Actress Patrice Covington gave the farewell speech on behalf of the cast and noted that there were “a lot of really awesome famous and notable people here today.”

“I’m not going to call all of them out,” she continued, according to The New York Times. “I know you already know them.”

Covington then waved to the direction where the Clintons sat, prompting a cheer from the audience.

There were calls of, “We love you, Hillary,” and “God bless you.” She reportedly responded with, “God bless you.”

Other celebrities in attendance include Jonathan Groff, Mariska Hargitay, Gayle King, Debra Messing, Leslie Odom Jr., Billy Porter, Phylicia Rashad, and Anna Wintour.

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As far as future sightings go, Hillary and Bill Clinton plan on attending Trump’s inauguration on Jan. 20.

Watch video of the crowd reacting to Hillary below.

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8 Comments

  • Kieran

    I hope she runs for Mayor of New York. Anything would be better than Mayor DeAssio.

  • VampDC

    Pathetic. She lives in the whitest town in all of america – chappequa new york – and goes to see the color purple.

  • Captain Obvious

    I guess they didn’t read her [email protected] emails or hear her comments not so vaguely referring to young black men as dogs.

  • flybyKnight

    Not sure why New York Progressives would welcome Clintonian politics to Gracie Mansion. Quite frankly, stale Neo-liberalism is the reason why Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th POTUS later this month. People were yearning for a candidate that would support Populist economic policy. On the bright side, Mayor Hillary will be a little closer to her Wall Street buddies than she would be in Chappequa.

  • 1EqualityUSA

    Divisive is the word of the year. Help spread the word.

  • Ronbo

    May Hillary slip into history with all the other neoliberals who arrive late to the parade claiming to lead from the rear. Read all about her true feeling on Wikileaks and try this for some critical thinking from actual feminists, https://www.versobooks.com/books/2121-false-choices

    Know when you are being used, it makes you look more savvy.

  • GayEGO

    @Captain Obvious: Trump made much worse comments and he and his dad discriminated against blacks by not renting to them.

  • 1EqualityUSA

    Hillary Clinton would have been a good president. If I saw her in a crowd, my first thought would be gratitude. She was prepared, knowledgeable, and steady. Russia did not want her in power. Divisive is the word of the year, an all-out effort by paid, likely heterosexual trolls to sway the gay or convince some that we’ve lost the power of voice. We must coalesce, and fight like we mean it. Trump is not holding back, nor shall we.

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