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Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Obama on B'way!

...for a fundraiser, that is.

Yep, his campaign is renting the New Amsterdam September 24, says Variety.

And check out the Broadway and downtown A-listers in his camp:

Before a speech by Obama, event will open with a half-hour presentation of songs and snippets from classic American stage works, performed by creatives with heavy legit credentials. George C. Wolfe ("Angels in America") directs a group of thesps that includes Christine Ebersole, Jeffrey Wright, Phylicia Rashad and Marcia Gay Harden. Texts are compiled by critic John Lahr, scribe Marsha Norman and producer Jack Viertel.


Obama supporter Margo Lion ("Hairspray") presents the event, along with fellow Broadway producers Roger Berlind, Rocco Landesman, Scott Sanders and Tom Schumacher [aka Disney].

Nice to see politics on our stages in some form, at least.

But don't expect to see it: "Tickets start at $250 and top out at $2,300." Then again, maybe it'll show up on TKTS.

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