Bernie Sanders is taking a break from campaigning to enjoy another political drama: Hamilton, the smash-hit Broadway musical about founding father Alexander Hamilton.
The Democratic presidential contender and his wife, Jane, took in the show after a day of campaigning around New York City on Friday night (April 9). New York holds its primary April 19.
— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche) April 9, 2016
A campaign spokesperson for Sanders told The New York Times that Sanders’ campaign staff requested the tickets; the candidate paid $167 each for two house seats. Cheers erupted from the sidewalks as the Sanders made their way inside Richard Rodgers Theater for the show. The New York Times also reported that guests inside the theater “went wild” shouting for Bernie, who stopped to shake people’s hands and take selfies.
Hamilton is the hottest ticket on Broadway. Sanders’ rival Hillary Clinton caught the show with her family in March last year during its pre-Broadway run at the Public Theater, and has quoted from it on the campaign trail.
Another high-profile fan is President Barack Obama, who invited its star and creator, Lin-Manuel Miranda, to the White House last month.
See photos of Bernie and Jane Sanders’ Hamilton outing below.
That’s Bernie at Hamilton, literally cried pic.twitter.com/K2849YNB4r
— Hunter Igoe (@igoefaster) April 9, 2016
My seat at Hamilton is better than Bernie Sanders!!! pic.twitter.com/IJ44iMkJdO
— Jenelle Riley (@jenelleriley) April 9, 2016
This article originally appeared in THR.com.