(Bill Egbert's and Jane H. Furse's article appeared in the Daily News, 3/21.)

First Lady Michelle Obama escapes health debate by taking daughters to Broadway's 'Memphis'

The First Lady and her daughters escaped to New York to catch a Broadway show while her husband stayed in Washington to fight for health care.

Michelle Obama – with Sasha, 8, and Malia, 11, and about a dozen other people in tow – took in the matinee performance of "Memphis" Sunday.

Security blocked off 44th Street outside the Shubert Theatre when  their motorcade arrived. Obama, the girls and their friends were hussled in through a side door to seats reserved in the first four rows of the theater.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/2010/03/21/2010-03-21_first_lady_michelle_obama_escapes_health_debate_by_taking_daughters_to_broadways.html#ixzz0irqXHRQh

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