The Obama Girls Go Wild (For Musical Theater) On Spring Break

03/23/2010 3:14 PM |

Obama girls watching play

  • “Why does Nathan Lane always just end up playing Nathan Lane?”

Michelle, Sasha and Malia Obama are in New York this week for the girls’ spring break while daddy is busy back in D.C. with something or other, and they’ve been doing a Broadway show a day thus far according to ArtsBeat: Memphis on Sunday and the Addams Family yesterday. And of course last spring the first couple caught August Wilson’s Joe Turner’s Come and Gone.

So what’ll it be for the Obama ladies tonight? If they’re sticking with musicals, Fela!, Million Dollar Quartet and Billy Elliott seem like obvious possibilities, and tomorrow night American Idiot starts previews. As for plays, well, David Mamet’s Race might be a bit of a stretch, but The Miracle Worker could really use the extra buzz. Of course, given that there’s a Mark Rothko painting hanging in the White House, maybe Red makes the most sense.