Bill Clinton took a break from the US Open for a date night at the theater with Hillary.
The political power couple were spotted watching off-Broadway play Little Rock at the Sheen Center in Manhattan on Tuesday night.
A standing ovation greeted the Clintons as they arrived for a performance of the critically-praised production, which tells the story of the Little Rock Nine.
The Clintons attended the play on the 61-year-anniversary of the day nine black students were barred from attending Little Rock Central High School in Arkansas.
They were joined by their friend Ernest Green, a member of the Little Rock Nine and the first black student to ever graduate from the school.
Bill and Hillary Clinton were spotted watching Little Rock, an off-Broadway play being performed at the Sheen Center in Manhattan, on Tuesday
They were joined by their friend Ernest Green (pictured center in a blue tie). Green was a member of the Little Rock Nine and the first black student to ever graduate from the school
Green, and other members of the Little Rock Nine, were awarded the Congressional Gold Medal from Clinton during his presidency in 1999.
After the performance, the Clintons led a standing ovation of their own for the cast and then greeted them on stage, according toBroadway World.
They later took pictures with the cast and crew, including a selfie that was posted on the play’s official Instagram page.
‘ICONIC: Former President Bill Clinton, Secretary Hillary Clinton and Ernest Green, member of Little Rock Nine, joined us for tonight’s performance!’ the caption read.
Actor Charlie Hudson III, who plays Green in the play, also posted pictures.
‘The Clintons and Bro Ernest Green came to the show tonight!’ he wrote in the caption.
‘The President and Bro. Green said I play the sax better than they ever could, lol.’
Green, and other members of the Little Rock Nine, were awarded the Congressional Gold Medal from Clinton during his presidency in 1999
After the performance, the Clintons led a standing ovation of their own for the cast and crew and then greeted them on stage
Actor Charlie Hudson, who plays Green in the production, proudly posed for pictures with the former Secretary of State
The couple may have gone to the play on the recommendation of their daughter Chelsea, who was spotted at a performance on August 15.
Bill, an Arkansas native, also has a long history of his own with the state.
After meeting Hillary at Yale Law School, Clinton began teaching law at the University of Arkansas and ran for a seat in the US House of Representatives.
Hillary had turned down his many marriage proposals, but changed her plans after she failed the District of Columbia Bar Exam but passed the Arkansas exam.
‘I chose to follow my heart instead of my head,’ she would later write.
He also posed for pictures with Clinton and revealed the former president and Gren said he played the saxophone better ‘than they ever could’
The couple also took a number of selfies with the overjoyed cast and crew on Tuesday, as well as Green’s daughter MacKenzie (pictured far right)
Bill was elected as Governor of Arkansas in 1978, and Hillary – in what was not the last time – became his First Lady.
The Clinton Presidential Center now stands in Little Rock, which made its mark in history books on September 4, 1957.
Segregation in schools was deemed unconstitutional by the US Supreme Court three years prior in the landmark Brown v Board of Education case.
But Arkansas Gov Orval Faubus forbade the nine students from attending Central High School, even using the National Guard to stop them until President Dwight D Eisenhower intervened.
A standing ovation greeted the Clintons as they arrived for a performance of the play, about the famous Little Rock Nine
Before their date night this week, the Clintons were spotted putting on a loved-up display together at the wedding of Zach Lasry and Arianna Lyons.
The Clintons are longtime friends of the groom’s father Marc Lasry, a billionaire hedge fund manager.
Lasry is not only one of the Clinton’s most generous supporters, but also employed Chelsea Clinton between 2006 and 2009 at his $12billion hedge fund.
The circus-themed wedding, complete with acrobats and taxidermist animals, was held on the grounds of Harvey Weinstein’s former Connecticut estate.
The couple may have gone to the play on the recommendation of their daughter Chelsea, who was spotted at a performance on August 15 (pictured)
The political power couple’s daughter happily took pictures with the cast as well as producer Harvey Butler (pictured)
Both Bill and Hillary were in a festive mood at the nuptials, and in one photo posted by a guest could be seen sharing a tender moment on the dance floor.
There were also plenty of photos snapped by guests with the political heavyweights, which both Clintons were happy to oblige as evidenced on social media.
And, earlier this week, the former president was spotted watching Roger Federer’s shocking loss at the US Open.
Although he was solo for the night, Bill seemed plenty entertained by both the match and fans who kept coming up to shake his hand.
Before their date night this week, the Clintons were spotted putting on a loved-up display together at the wedding of Zach Lasry and Arianna Lyons
Earlier this week, the former president was spotted watching Roger Federer’s shocking loss at the US Open