September 25th, 2009
04:58 PM ET
9 years ago

Obama's Broadway seats to be auctioned

The Broadway seats Barack and Michelle Obama sat in that are currently on the auction block.

The Broadway seats Barack and Michelle Obama sat in that are currently on the auction block.

(CNN) - The seats Barack and Michelle Obama sat in while watching a Broadway play during a "date" in New York City are now on the auction block for charity.

The money will go to Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS.  According to their Web site, Broadway Cares is "the nation's leading industry-based, not-for-profit AIDS fundraising and grant making organization."

The seats – K101 and K102 – belonged to the Belasco Theater, the second oldest house on Broadway that is currently being renovated.  The Obamas saw the show "Joe Turner's Come and Gone" in late May as part of a "date" the president took the first lady to in New York City.

The opening bid is $500.  The auction winner will also receive the show's poster, a signed Playbill and the framed front page of the New York Post with a full page photograph of the President and First Lady giving the cast a standing ovation.

Online pre-bids are being taken right now through tomorrow September 26 and the live auction will take place on Sunday at 5 P.M. ET.

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soundoff (50 Responses)
  1. Bob in Pa

    LOL, the things don't even match.
    You want to give to AIDs, did deep in your pocketbooks and use some of your own money for a change.

    September 25, 2009 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  2. DickCheneyTheMadharchodh

    I can tell which one the big arse was on – lol

    September 25, 2009 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  3. Denna

    That is so neat. I wish I could bid. President Obama & First Lady Obama are a pretty good economic machine all alone. It is so wonderful to have a first family who inspires. I am looking forward to an 8-year Obama White House. By the way, I know that there will be the usual detractors. However, how many of you men have taken your wife out on a date night? How many of you women have been taken out on a date night by your husband? Instead of sneering, imitate.

    September 25, 2009 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  4. phoenix86

    I bid $1 million. If someone pays me $1 million, I'll take the seats.

    September 25, 2009 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  5. ted

    I would pay 25 cents. No, thats too much. Nevermind.

    September 25, 2009 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  6. Susan

    is it soiled?

    September 25, 2009 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |
  7. Bush_Low_I.Q.

    Is the Gun, with which Cheney was supposed to hunt a Quail, but instead shot a Human, on Auction ??

    Is the Shoe that was thrown on Bush in Iraq, on Auction ?? 🙂

    September 25, 2009 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  8. Oh no..

    Perfect for replacing the toilets in the outhouse!

    September 25, 2009 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  9. frank


    Not even thing about even .1Cent.

    I can sale my chair cheap $50.00 can send back to Charity for donation better.

    September 25, 2009 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  10. Proud Member..Party of No've got to be kidding me?? What kind of complete fool would bid on this?

    September 25, 2009 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  11. Mike


    September 25, 2009 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  12. Rose

    Who cares, why is this even news worthy??

    September 25, 2009 05:44 pm at 5:44 pm |

    Oh give me a break, What a waste of time.

    September 25, 2009 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |
  14. Liberals are Hypocrites!

    Having these two seats would satisfy the greatest desires of my heart - EVER in my life - and into all eternity forever, Amen. (Enjoying a little second-hand smoke wouldn't be so bad, either.)

    September 25, 2009 06:15 pm at 6:15 pm |
  15. terry, va

    They ought to auction off the White House. Wait, they did with Acorn getting the vote, the Czars, the Socialist policies etc. Dig deep in those pockets. Change is all you will have left!!!!!!!

    September 25, 2009 06:15 pm at 6:15 pm |
  16. RepInGa

    How much did that "date" cost the taxpayers? why didnt he pull that little stunt when he was a 1st term senator?

    September 25, 2009 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
  17. Dan

    Why should anybody buy this?

    September 25, 2009 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
  18. bimmer


    Patrons refuse to sit on them?

    If no takers, donate them to the Presiedential library Obams will be building in Triploi.

    September 25, 2009 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
  19. Jon-In-CA

    Opening Bid: $500

    Wow – AIDS has met it's match! Gosh with all the money left OVER from this amazing contribution, we should be able to cure Cancer too!

    September 25, 2009 06:20 pm at 6:20 pm |
  20. Pfft

    The Obamanation worship is getting out of hand. And, it's more than a little creepy.

    September 25, 2009 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  21. ZAAKI

    What we sow, we will reap it sooner or later. Be careful with your nastiness, and sinister lamenting. It will come back to bite you in a very bad way – bad health...long and lengthy, a terrible tragedy, or something you might not have thought would ever happen to you. President & Mrs. Obama are good upstanding people. Why the bitterness and anger towards them. The earth is getting hotter, scientists are worried and hugely concerned that the ice is melting way sooner than expected, people are being flooded out of their homes, and being swept away and drowned in the process. Can't we find time to be better people, and do better things with our time, as opposed to slamming, and spewing hate. I would imagine it is very frightening to lay dying and unable to ask for forgiveness, or changed your ways before dying. No one knows the hour, or time of death. Why not make each moment count with kindness and being a nicer person. What does it hurt? God bless!!!

    September 25, 2009 06:24 pm at 6:24 pm |
  22. jenkemhuffer

    the ursurpers sow sharted on one of them.

    September 25, 2009 06:30 pm at 6:30 pm |
  23. GET REAL.

    If you even have the gall to post a hateful insult aimed at the first family on this topic, then all I can say is that your mothers must have been the lowest forms of life on this planet... I mean, look what they turned out: disrespectful haters who have no class and think their judgment really is going to make a difference, when they will always be just like their parents: do-nothing wastes of space.

    Learn how to live right, and recognize an an act of charity when you see it.

    September 25, 2009 06:35 pm at 6:35 pm |
  24. Willy Brown

    What's next the toilet seat too?

    September 25, 2009 06:57 pm at 6:57 pm |
  25. Michael - Portage, Mi

    Leave it to the "nattering naboobs" to turn a charitable fund-raiser into political fodder. It's a fund-raiser. If you don't like them, don't bid on them......and shut up.

    September 25, 2009 07:01 pm at 7:01 pm |
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