Bernie Sanders Takes in Broadway Smash 'Hamilton'
The Democratic presidential contender and his wife, Jane, took in the show after a day of campaigning around New York City.
Bernie Sanders took a break from campaigning on Friday night to enjoy another political drama: Hamilton, the smash-hit Broadway musical about founding father Alexander Hamilton.
The Democratic presidential contender and his wife, Jane, took in the show after a day of campaigning around New York City, which is set to hold its primary on April 19.
A campaign spokesperson for Sanders told The New York Times that Sanders' campaign staff requested the tickets; the candidate paid $167 each for two house seats. Cheers erupted from the sidewalks as the Sanders couple made their way inside Richard Rodgers Theater for the show. The Times also reported that guests inside the theater "went wild" shouting for Bernie, who stopped to shake people's hands and take selfies.
Hamilton is the hottest ticket on Broadway. Sanders' rival Hillary Clinton caught the show with her family in March of last year during its pre-Broadway run at the Public Theater, and has quoted from it on the campaign trail.
Another high-profile fan is President Barack Obama, who invited its star and creator, Lin-Manuel Miranda, to the White House last month.
See photos of Bernie and Jane Sanders' Hamilton outing below.
.@BernieSanders and his wife are going to see the play Hamilton tonight. Campaign spokesperson says they paid for the tickets themselves.— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche) April 8, 2016
That's Bernie at Hamilton, literally cried pic.twitter.com/K2849YNB4r— Hunter Igoe (@igoefaster) April 9, 2016
My seat at Hamilton is better than Bernie Sanders!!! pic.twitter.com/IJ44iMkJdO— Jenelle Riley (@jenelleriley) April 9, 2016