THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (New York, New York) _______________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release June 30, 1997 REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT IN THANKING PERFORMERS FROM "A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM" The St. James Theatre New York, New York
9:53 P.M. EDT
THE PRESIDENT: I deserve that for that Macarena stunt. (Laughter.) Thank you, Whoopi; thank you, cast; thank you, maestro; thank you, orchestra.
You know, the theatre is normally dark on Monday night. I think we can certify that this was most certainly not dark tonight, and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. I thank all those who are here with our Democratic Party. And thank you all for coming tonight.
Someone told me that the last time anything like this was done on Broadway was for President Eisenhower in 1955. All I can say is, the others don't know what they missed. (Applause.) You have brightened all of our days. And I think you have pretty much made it a certainty that tomorrow will not be a tragedy.
Thank you. God bless you all. Thank you. (Applause.)
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