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The Clinton Campaign Is Throwing a Star-Studded Broadway Fundraiser Fueled by ‘Epic Duets’

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Campaign fundraisers, no matter how high-profile, can still be pretty humdrum affairs. Not so for the Clinton campaign’s Broadway fundraiser this Monday night, which will set the Great White Way on fire with some “epic duets.” Sarah Jessica Parker, who starred in Annie in 1979, will team up with O.G. Annie star Andrea McArdle to take on — you guessed it — “Tomorrow” (though maybe they should change the lyrics to “The sun’ll come out … November 9”). Perhaps more exciting is the chance to see Emily Blunt and Bernadette “Madam President of Our Hearts and All of Broadway Forever (Unofficial Title)” Peters team up, hopefully on a song from Into the Woods. Blunt will arrive at the St. James Theater after only a day of vocal rest following her imminent SNL hosting gig, while we assume Ms. Peters lives in the theater’s rafters in a fun, not-at-all-Phantom-y way and floats down in a Glenda-esque bubble whenever she gets to perform.

Along with those two super-fun pairings, guests include Jon Hamm, Lena Dunham, and Bette Midler, while other scheduled performers are Hugh Jackman (natch), Anne Hathaway (cool), and Josh Groban (we’ll allow it). Aside from “Tomorrow,” there is no confirmation on what the performances will entail, but if the Clinton campaign has any sense of humor at all, please, oh please, let Bernadette sing “Witch’s Lament” from Into the Woods, which you can watch below. After all, witches get stuff done, even in this election cycle.

Broadway to Do ‘Epic’ Duets for Hillary