"I miss all the fun stuff," Michelle Obama lamented to a couple hundred people who had packed into the low-lit sanctuary of 538 Park last night. "They just pull me in."
The first lady had taken the stage, a few minute before 6:30, and just after the evening's big performance, which featured a dozen actors who had portrayed the president or first lady—on television or film—reading some classic, and not-so-classic, selections about America.
Michelle Obama will be the star at a fund-raiser in Manhattan next week, backed by an ensemble cast of actors who have, at one time or another, portrayed the president.
The event is being held at 593 Park Avenue on October 17 and it includes a performance of some sort featuring expected guests Geena Davis, Cherry Jones, James Earl Jones, Cynthia Nixon, Sam Waterston, Blair Underwood, Sam Waterston and Sigourney Weaver, to be directed by the legendary Mike Nichols.(1)