USviewer: Clinton has maintained a relatively low profile since losing the presidential election in November and received “several ovations” upon her arrival at matinee with former President Bill Clinton and their daughter, Chelsea, The New York Times noted.
Video footage shows audience members leaning over a balcony with their camera apps open as others cheer and applaud below.
Clinton’s Broadway reception differed from that of Vice President-elect Mike Pence, who attended a performance of Hamilton in November. Pence received a chorus of boos and mixed applause from the audience at that show, as well as an address from the stage after the curtain — much to the displeasure of President-elect Donald Trump.
Sunday’s performance marked the last for this Tony Award-winning production of The Color Purple, which tells the story of a black woman in American South during the early 20th century.
Actress Patrice Covington waved to Clinton during the cast’s farewell speech after the show, the Times reported, acknowledging “a lot of really awesome famous and notable people here today.” Other celebrities, including fashion editor Anna Wintour and actress Debra Messing, were also reportedly in attendance.
Clinton’s public appearances since the election have been rare. There’s even a Twitter account dedicated to documenting sightings of her on walks in the woods or at a Rhode Island bookstore. Her next public sighting could occur at Trump’s Jan. 20 inauguration, which a Clinton aide said she would attend.