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In NYC, cheers greet Obama

Former president Barack Obama as he left an office building in New York City. Twitter screencapture

NEW YORK (AP) — The Obamas just can’t quit Broadway.

Former President Barack Obama and his daughter Malia Obama have caught a new revival of Arthur Miller’s ‘‘The Price.’’ They attended the play starring Danny DeVito, John Turturro, Tony Shalhoub and Jessica Hecht at the American Airlines Theatre on Friday.

In ‘‘The Price,’’ a police officer feels that life has passed him by while he took care of his now-dead father. He and his estranged brother must reunite to sell off dad’s possessions.

The Obamas were big boosters of Broadway during his presidency, especially ‘‘Hamilton,’’ ‘’A Raisin in the Sun’’ and ‘‘Joe Turner’s Come and Gone.’’ Members of the Obama family also attended ‘‘Memphis,’’ ‘’Kinky Boots,’’ ‘’Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark,’’ ‘’Sister Act,’’ ‘’The Trip to Bountiful,’’ ‘’Motown the Musical’’ and ‘‘The Addams Family.’’


Earlier in the day, Obama was mobbed by scores of cheering supporters as he stopped by a Fifth Avenue office building.

A Starbucks cup in hand and wearing a white button-down with a sleek black suit, the former president, who recently returned from an island vacation, looked refreshed and relaxed — something the Internet quickly noticed.

Calling Obama’s NYC welcome the “rockstar treatment,” people took to Twitter to express their feelings for the 44th POTUS.

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