Theater review from the Washington Post:
Hollywood and Broadway elite came together in New York on Monday night to raise money for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and to warn of what they cast as the dangers of a Donald Trump presidency.
Comedian Billy Crystal, who served as the evening’s master of ceremonies, set the tone early in the program.
“Our goal tonight is simple,” Crystal told a sold-out crowd of 1,700 at the St. James Theatre in Manhattan. “We have to raise more money than Donald Trump lost in 1995.”…
From a remote location, singer and actress Barbra Streisand served as a co-host. Others on site who offered musical performances or assessments of the race (or both) included Sara Bareilles, Angela Bassett, Matthew Broderick, Lena Dunham, Josh Grobin, Jake Gyllenhaal, Jon Hamm, Neil Patrick Harris, Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman, Helen Mirren, Sarah Jessica Parker, Bernadette Peters and Julia Roberts.
Clinton, heavy into preparations for the third and final presidential debate, did not attend, but she offered a brief video message in which she heralded the importance of the arts for telling “us who we are and where we’re going and what we’re striving for and who we will be.”…
A Clinton aide said most attendees paid between $45 and $2,700 for their seats. Some chipped in considerably more, ranging up to $100,000.
Proceeds were slated to go the Hillary Victory Fund, a joint venture of the Clinton campaign and national and state Democratic parties.
Apart from getting supplies ready for tonight’s debate, what’s on the agenda for the day?