Saturday, May 30, 2009

Seeing August Wilson's Broadway Play with PRESIDENT OBAMA and the FIRST LADY

Academy Award winning actress, Meryl Streep

It was such a thrill to see August Wilson's play called JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE at the Belasco Theatre last night because PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA and the FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA were in the audience. Due to tight security, the play started late. The President and the First Lady were greeted with thunderous applause (and camera flash) when they entered the small Belasco Theatre, which has just over 1,000 seats. The incessant applause and photographing stopped only when the curtain rose at around 8:50 PM. The show ended at around 11:30 PM. It's been reported that President Obama promised his wife during the campaign that he would take her to a Broadway show after it was all finished. Yesterday's presidential "date" was President Obama's first visit to New York City since he took office. Also spotted in the audience was Academy Award winning actress, MERYL STREEP. 
The play by August Wilson is about black America in the early 1900s, with residents of a boardinghouse recalling their migration from the sharecropping farms of the South to the industrialized North.


Unknown said...

Looks like you have an exclusive, at least amongst people who post their pics online!

You should email the AP or the NY Post photo editor. They will pay for the right to reprint these.

Noel Y. C. said...

The New York Daily news has publsihed it in the June 1 issue (both print and online). The link to the online version is at:

Ken said...

Congrats ... pero sana talaga nagbayad sila sa iyo.