Michelle Obama hosts Broadway event to help girls

Concert and presentation was held as part of the Let Girls Learn initiative

  • US First Lady Michelle Obama embraces The Color Purple star Cyntha Erivo as Late Show host Stephen Colbert speImage Credit: AFP
  • Michelle ObamaImage Credit: AFP

Michelle Obama tapped some big voices to help deliver her push to get girls educated across the world.

The US first lady went to Broadway on Monday to host a concert for the spouses of global heads of state that included performances from the female-centric shows The Color Purple, Waitress, Wicked and Beautiful: The Carole King Musical.

The concert and presentation was held at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre — the normal home of The Color Purple — as part of the Let Girls Learn initiative, which encourages world leaders to provide education opportunities to an estimated 62 million girls globally who do not attend school.