The POTUS took to the Great White Way on Monday for “Barack on Broadway,” a concert featuring James Earl Jones, Angela Lansbury, Neil Patrick Harris and more at the New Amsterdam Theater. Tickets for the show, directed by George C. Wolfe, began at $250 while VIP tickets were listed at $1,000.
Earlier in the day, Obama headlined a $40,000-a-person reception at the Upper East Side home of hedge-fund billionaire Mark Lasry and a $2,5000-per-ticket Jon Bon Jovi show at the Waldorf-Astoria, as reported by the New York Post.
Hopefully, Obama’s campaigning won’t be in vain.
“I’ve always approached my presidency as a long-term proposition [...] I didn’t run for office just to clean up the mess I inherited,” he told ESSENCE. “I didn’t run for office just to return to the status quo. Understanding that some of the things I get done, we may not see the benefits from them for ten years. But that’s how change happens.”
In their July issue, the President discusses “his plans for improving the economy, our health, homes and future, and why he’s excited about the next four years.” First Lady Michelle Obama will also salute our military and their families in the feature “Pride & Glory.”
The upcoming issue hits newsstands June 12.