Monday, July 16, 2012

First Lady Michelle Obama Visits Broadway's "Catfish Row" & Spiderman's Lair...

Mrs. Obama attends three musicals during weekend in New York City with daughters; cast members hit Twitter...
On Sunday evening, after attending a fundraising brunch at Blue Hill at Stone Barns, located in Pocantico Hills, New York, First Lady Michelle Obama traveled to New York City to watch the musical The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, at Broadway's Richard Rodgers Theater. Mrs. Obama also caught two other musicals over the weekend, accompanied by daughters Malia, 14, and Sasha, 11. Earlier on Sunday, Mrs. Obama and the girls attended a matinee performance of the rock musical, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, at the Foxwoods Theatre. On Saturday, the threesome attended the musical Sister Act at the Broadway Theatre. Cast members from each show Tweeted about their famous audience members. (Above: Mrs. Obama, right, and the girls head for their motorcade on W. 42nd Street after the Spider-Man performance)

"Catfish row is floating on air after meeting Michelle Obama at our show tonite. She is grace incarnate & hugged every member of the cast!" Tweeted Porgy and Bess star Audra McDonald on Sunday on her @AudraEqualityMc account after the performance. McDonald plays the title role of Bess.

"Was sooo excited that my little cousins came out to Spidey today! And Michelle, Malia and Sasha Obama were in the house as well!!! #Awesome," Tweeted Spider-Man cast member Dana Marie Ingraham on Sunday on her @SimplyDanaMarie account.

"Just had the honor of performing for the First Family of the USA. Just met Sasha and Malia Obama!" Tweeted Sister Act co-star Chester Gregory on Saturday his @ChesterGregory account.

During an interview that aired on Sunday morning, President Obama said he is getting ready to be "a little depressed" because his daughters are leaving for a month at summer camp. He and Mrs. Obama discussed the topic with correspondent Charlie Rose.

"They’ve got a sleep away camp for a month, both of them are leaving, we’re experiencing the first stage of empty nest syndrome," President Obama said. "I get a little depressed."

*Photo by Jefferson Siegel/New york Daily News