Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and former President Bill Clinton received a standing ovation Sunday as they made their way to their seats at a New York City theater.
"We love you, Hillary," some audience members could be heard yelling as other members chanted, "Hillary! Hillary!" while the Clintons took their seats for the Tony-Award winning "Oslo," a three-hour Broadway play written by playwright J.T. Rogers about the 1993 Middle East peace accords.
Hillary Clinton can be seen smiling and waving at the cheerful audience at Lincoln Center.
So thrilled to see President Bill and Secretary Hillary Clinton in audience of Oslo at Lincoln Center today. Seems others felt as I did. 💜 pic.twitter.com/gddLSpRGRb
— Joisey Joh (@JoiseyJoh) July 3, 2017
Former President Bill Clinton was in office in 1993 when the Oslo I Accord was signed by Israeli and Palestinian leaders, aiming to end the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict over inhabiting territory in West Bank and Gaza.
The warm reception of the Clintons was vastly different from Vice President Mike Pence's experience seeing a Broadway play in New York City last year. Pence was booed by the crowd in November as he was escorted to his seat at the popular "Hamilton" musical. After the play was over, one of the main actors in the play, Brandon Dixon, singled out Pence in a speech after the show.
"We, sir — we — are the diverse America who are alarmed and anxious that your new administration will not protect us, our planet, our children, our parents, or defend us and uphold our inalienable rights," he said on stage at the time. "We truly hope that this show has inspired you to uphold our American values and to work on behalf of all of us."