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Showtunes at the White House! The Obamas Bring Broadway to D.C.

Showtunes at the White House! The Obamas Bring Broadway to D.C.
Left to Right: Nathan Lane, Chad Kimball, Audra McDonald, Idina Menzel & Karen Olivo
Broadway's best came together to entertain the Obamas at the White House.

America's First Family has already made it clear that they love Broadway, with a well-publicized "date night" for President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle at Joe Turner's Come and Gone and mother/daughter trips to Memphis and The Addams Family for Michelle and adorable Malia and Sasha. So when the President's ongoing concert series honoring different genres of American music got to Broadway, they were ready for a first-rate night of showtunes! And that's exactly what they got, thanks to the input of Broadway producer Margo Lion, the co-chairman of the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities, concert director George C. Wolfe, Jerry Mitchell and a dream lineup of stars. Broadway.com was invited to the White House to get a behind-the-scenes photo peek at the event, which also included a special performance by the talented students of the Duke Ellington School of the Arts.

Photos by Bruce Glikas
Story by Paul Wontorek

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