Former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton received a standing ovation from a sold-out crowd at Sunday’s final performance of the Broadway show “The Color Purple,” according to the New York Times.
Clinton, who has largely kept out of the public eye since losing the presidential election, reportedly attended the matinee performance with Bill and Chelsea Clinton.
Clinton’s Broadway reception stands in stark contrast to the reaction Vice President-elect Mike Pence received in November when he attended a performance of the Broadway show “Hamilton.” Instead of cheers, the “Hamilton” audience booed and the cast of the show lectured the incoming vice president.
Sunday, however, the response for the former presidential candidate was warm.
An audience member and Clinton supporter told the Times that he became emotional at seeing the former secretary of state.
“I was having every emotion I’ve tried to get rid of over the best few weeks,” Jordan Serpone, an audience member from Boston, told the Times.
“She shouldn’t be here. She should be planning her cabinet,” he added.
The warm New York reception comes amid recent speculation that Clinton could run for mayor of New York City. The chances of that happening, however, appear limited.