Michelle Obama hosts Broadway event to help girls

NEW YORK (AP) " 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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