Barack Obama to enjoy date night on Broadway with Michelle in NYC

May 30th, 2009 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI  

Barack Obama New York, May 30 (ANI): US President Barack Obama, who makes his first trip to the Big Apple as the commander in chief today, will enjoy a date night on Broadway with First Lady Michelle Obama.

The New York Daily News has learnt that the Obamas plan to take in “Joe Turner’s Come and Gone” at the Belasco Theater.

The August Wilson drama chronicles the struggles of African-Americans in the early 20th century.

Instead of a Boeing 747 jumbo jet, the First Couple will be travelling on one of the smaller planes in the Air Force VIP fleet.

The White House declined for security reasons to give any specific details about plans surrounding the Obamas’ date in Manhattan beyond simply confirming that they will take in a little New York nightlife.

Obama spokesman Josh Earnest would only say, “The President and First Lady will make a personal visit to New York City.”

The president lived in New York briefly during the 1980s as a student at Columbia and made frequent visits to the city for fundraisers and other political events during the campaign. (ANI)

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