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Michelle Obama hosts Broadway event to help girls

Posted September 19

First lady Michelle Obama reacts to applause as she hosts Broadway Shines A Light on Girls' Education, Monday, Sept. 19, 2016, at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

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

The U.S. 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.

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