Joe Biden steals the spotlight at Broadway show
Joe Biden seemed more popular than the performers during a recent visit to Broadway.
The former vice president — on his annual holiday trip to the city — was given two standing ovations Wednesday as he took his seat at a matinee performance of Aaron Sorkin’s adaptation of “To Kill a Mockingbird” at the Shubert Theatre, we’re told.
We hear Biden, who was with wife Jill and their two granddaughters, came backstage after the show, where star Jeff Daniels gifted him with a pen that read, “Atticus Finch 2020.”
Biden also chatted up the rest of the cast, including LaTanya Richardson, telling them the play — based on Harper Lee’s novel about racial prejudice in the 1930s Deep South — is here at the perfect time “to remind us of basic human decency.”
Biden, who entered the Senate in 1973, also talked about his own experience with segregationists during his first years in office.
Later, the family headed to Carmine’s in Times Square, where they dined on chicken parmigiana and rigatoni.
“He was extremely kind and was a generous tipper,” said a spy. “And he took photos with everyone.”
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