Obamas Dine Out, Do Broadway in NYC

By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 30, 2009 7:00 PM CDT
Obamas Dine Out, Do Broadway in NYC
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are welcomed at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. Saturday, May 30, 2009, in rout to New York.   (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

President Barack Obama made good on a campaign promise to his most important supporter tonight—his wife, Michelle. The president and first lady jetted for a date in New York late this afternoon, aides and media in tow. "I am taking my wife to New York City because I promised her during the campaign that I would take her to a Broadway show after it was all finished," the president said in a statement read by an aide.

Following dinner at the Blue Hill, a West Village restaurant touted by New York magazine as a "seminal Greenmarket haven," the president and first lady were headed to the Belasco Theater to see Joe Turner's Come and Gone, a play by August Wilson. As the motorcade drove through the West Village, crowds gathered on the sidewalks; gates and security personnel kept passersby away from the Blue Hill. (Read more Barack Obama stories.)

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