First Lady Michelle Obama was joined by cast members from Wicked
, The Color Purple
and Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
for Broadway Shines a Light on Girls’ Global Education
. Held at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre on September 19, the event featured performances from the Broadway shows as Obama, Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan, host Stephen Colbert and young women from across the globe, who put the spotlight on Let Girls Learn
, an initiative designed to create access to education for girls. In conjunction with this year’s United Nations General Assembly, the presentation allowed The First Lady to reach out directly to the spouses of other world leaders in the attendance.