Photo: Michelle Obama, Rosie O'Donnell, and More Visit AMERICAN SON
Last night, November 30, the new Broadway play American Son welcomed many special guests. Among those in attendance were Michelle Obama, Rosie O'Donnell, Sherie Rene Scott, President of ABC Studios Patrick Moran, and former president of ABC Entertainment Group Channing Dungey.
Kerry Washington showed her gratitude for Obama's attendance and posted photos to social media.
❤️ We had an extraordinarily special visitor to #AmericanSonPlay last night. My dearest @MichelleObama - thank you for coming to join our audience during your book tour. #Becoming is a bold, brilliant and beautiful work of literary magic. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. For sharing your story. And for witnessing ours. I am so grateful. #Becoming is a bold, brilliant and beautiful work of literary magic. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. For sharing your story. And for witnessing ours. I am so grateful. #IAmBecoming
The play's director, Kenny Leon, posted with O'Donnell and Scott and posted the photo to Twitter.
Kenny Leon (@iamKENNYLEON) December 1, 2018
O'Donnell took to Twitter to praise the performance, calling it a "gut wrenching important play."
A Florida police station in the middle of the night. Two parents searching for answers. AMERICAN SON is a gripping tale about who we are as a nation, and how we deal with family relationships, love, loss, and identity.
American Son is playing a limited engagement at the Booth Theatre on Broadway (222 West 45th Street).
American Son stars Steven Pasquale and Kerry Washington alongside Eugene Lee and Jeremy Jordan. Washington returns to Broadway in this new drama after making her debut in David Mamet's Race (2009) and starring, for seven acclaimed seasons, on the hit television ABC series "Scandal." Pasquale returns to Broadway following his starring roles in Junk (LCT) and Bridges of Madison County. On television Pasquale is known for his performances in "The People Vs. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story" and seven seasons on "Rescue Me."