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Hillary Clinton cheered as Broadway's The Color Purple bid farewell

The Color Purple had a special guest in the audience as it bid farewell to Broadway — Hillary Clinton, who earned several rounds of sustained applause as she and former president Bill Clinton took their seats for the matinee performance.

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On Sunday, the audience attending the final performance of Broadway's A Color Purple in New York gave several sustained ovations to Hillary Clinton and her husband, former U.S. president Bill Clinton, seen here in November. (Seth Wenig/Associated Press)

The Color Purple had a special guest in the audience as it bid farewell to Broadway — Hillary Clinton.

The former presidential candidate and her husband attended the matinee performance Sunday at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, the show's last after a run of 482 performances.

According to theatre-goers, the Clintons got several rounds of applause.

The Color Purple is a stage version of Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel set in rural Georgia that covers a lifetime of events observed by Celie, a homely, uneducated farm woman whose dreams are repeatedly shattered.

The reaction was in stark contrast to the one that greeted Vice President-elect Mike Pence at Hamilton in November. Then, the cast gave him an earful about equality from the stage.

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