It seemed like such a good idea at the time. Hillary Clinton would hire out the Richard Rodgers Theatre in Times Square for a special fundraising performance of Broadway musical phenomenon Hamilton on July 12.
But the move by the Hillary Victory Fund to buy all 1321 seats for the performance has disastrously backfired judging by the reaction on social media.
While Hamilton has won 11 Tony Awards, a Pulitzer Prize, and a Grammy Award, the Democratic presidential candidate has lost tremendous amounts of goodwill with her takeover of the musical that she first saw at the Public Theater during its pre-Broadway run last year.
I, too, have been spammed by the Clinton campaign about this. Nothing says “I’m one of the people” like buying out a show for which tickets cost thousands and the wait for a seat stretches months.