Barack on Broadway Fundraiser, With President Obama and Bill Clinton, Will Feature Patti LuPone, Megan Hilty and More
By Michael Gioia
Barack on Broadway, an evening at the theatre with President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton, will be offered June 4 at Broadway's New Amsterdam Theatre.
The evening, set to begin at 7 PM, will benefit the Obama Victory Fund 2012 and will be 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 will feature 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), Megan Hilty (Wicked, "Smash"), Cheyenne Jackson (Xanadu), James Earl Jones (The Best Man), Tony Kushner (Angels in America), Angela Lansbury (The Best Man), Patti 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. For more information and tickets, email NewYorkRSVP@barackobama.com.
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