Michelle Obama Supports Broadway and Theatre Education

Kyle Hurt, Staff Writer

The first lady, Michelle Obama, welcomed stars from Broadway to the White House Monday. Performances included Broadway’s newest musicals such as 2015 winner for best musical “Fun Home”; other performances included ”An American in Paris,” ”School of Rock,”  “Something Rotten,” and Gloria Estefan singing a song from “On Your Feet.”

“Since America is such a big, bold, beautiful nation, that’s how our stories are told on Broadway — with show-stopping dance routines, and soaring musical numbers, and heart-wrenching, side-splitting performances that we never forget,” Mrs. Obama said. “These shows don’t just entertain us, they educate and inspire us.”

Airing on  Thanksgiving day a special tilted “Broadway at the White House” will air on the TLC network which features some of these high school students.

Mrs. Obama also invited more than 40 high school students from performing arts schools and after-school arts programs for workshops on acting, directing, singing, costume design, makeup and musical composition.

Some other special celebrity guests included, Whoopi Goldberg and producer Harvey Weinstein.

The Obama family have been supporters of Broadway for a long time. President Barack Obama took daughters Sasha and Malia to see hip-hop musical “Hamilton” in July.

 

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