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Hillary Clinton attends Broadway show, receives 3 standing ovations

Before The Color Purple's final show on Broadway Sunday afternoon, the audience got to their feet and cheered, not for the actors, but rather a very famous audience member: Hillary Clinton.

People clamored to take pictures and video of Clinton, who has kept a low profile since the election, The Washington Post reports, with some leaning over balconies to snap a shot. She received three standing ovations, and waved and shook hands with members of the crowd. Her afternoon at the theater was the complete opposite of Mike Pence's trip to see Hamilton in November, just a week after the election. He was booed by many of his fellow audience members, and at the end of the show, actor Brandon Victor Dixon spoke on behalf of the cast, telling Pence they were "alarmed and anxious that your new administration will not protect us, our friends, our children, our parents, or defend us and uphold our inalienable rights."

While this enraged Donald Trump, who turned to his safe space, Twitter, to demand an apology, Pence took it in stride, saying he wasn't offended by people speaking their mind.