Barbara Bush and former President George H.W. Bush were looking forward to seeing “Hamilton” when it made its way to Houston, but sadly, the former first lady passed away before they had the chance.
On Tuesday, however, the cast put on a private show for Bush, which he said brought him “complete joy.”
“A complete joy to welcome the ‘HamFam’ — the cast and crew of @HamiltonMusical — to our Houston office for a special performance I will never forget,” he tweeted alongside pictures of the cast. “History never sounded so powerful.”
“Hamilton” writer and star Lin-Manuel Miranda retweeted Bush’s post and added, “The honor is ours, sir.”
Barbara Bush died at the age of 92 on April 17. President Bush suffered his own health scare shortly after her passing but has since recuperated.
His spokesman Jim McGrath told People that Bush “was so taken with this very special performance — and the cast — that he wants to try to go see the production before their Houston runs ends this coming Sunday.
“After the performance, he declared it ‘powerful and wonderful’ — it definitely got a presidential seal of approval,” McGrath added.
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