Bernie Sanders scores with tickets to Broadway's 'Hamilton'

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Despite running a busy campaign around the country, Sen. Bernie Sanders was not throwing away his shot to see the hit Broadway show "Hamilton" on his down time.

Following a day of campaigning in New York in his hometown of Brooklyn, the Democratic presidential candidate capped off the night by seeing the revolutionary hip-hop musical about the life of one of the nation's founding fathers.

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Bernie Sanders scores with tickets to Broadway's 'Hamilton'

Killer Mike of Run the Jewels 

The rapper has been very vocal within the hip-hop community about his endorsement of Sanders, and even introduced him at an Atlanta rally. 

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Danny DeVito 

In August 2015, the 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' actor took to Twitter, saying, "Bernie Sanders...you're our only hope Obi-Wan Kenobi". 

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Mark Ruffalo

Ruffalo used Twitter to share his political stance on January 17th of this year, saying, "@BernieSanders is preferred 2-1 by young people because they know his means what he says."

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Susan Sarandon 

In June of last year, Sarandon posted a video titled 'Flashback: Rep. Bernie Sanders Opposes Iraq War' along with the caption "We need a leader who is courageous and levelheaded in times of crisis:Bernie Sanders ‪#‎Bernie2016‬.

The liberal activist has since been seen campaigning for Sanders in Portland, Maine and introducing him on the campaign trail. 

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Belinda Carlisle

Back in August of last year, the lead singer of The Go-Go's tweeted, "yes, I switched teams...my candidate!" above an announcement that Bernie Sanders would be joining CNN's State of the Union. 

Ever since then she has been an avid supporter on social media. 

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Justin Long 

The 'Dodgeball' actor introduced Bernie Sanders at a campaign event in Des Moines shortly before the Iowa Caucus. 

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Sarah Silverman 

Sarah Silverman was among other celebs who headlined a fundraiser for the presidential candidate at Hollywood’s Laugh Factory on January 26th. 

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George Lopez 

After tweeting "WATCHA I Am #feelingthebern. Today I'm proud to officially endorse @BernieSanders for President" late last year, the actor has made headlining appearances at Sanders' fundraising events. 

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Spike Lee 

After citing his endorsement on a radio show recently, he elaborated on his commitment to Sanders, saying: “Bernie was at the March on Washington with Dr. King. He was arrested in Chicago for protesting segregation in public schools. He fought for wealth and education equality throughout his whole career. No flipping, no flopping. Enough talk. Time for action.”

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While the show is immensely popular — forcing fans to scour the Internet and wait a long time before snagging some of the high-priced tickets — Sanders' outing with his wife, Jane, took months to plan because he was so busy, his campaign told The New York Times.

Hey @berniesanders is in the house @hamiltonmusical only in #NYC #Broadway #Hamilton

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While the tickets were easier for the Sanders campaign to score, the couple still paid a total of $334 for their orchestra seats — seats generally set aside for dignitaries and family members of the cast and crew.

According to the Times, Sanders bought a CD of the show's music during the break and took pictures with cast members on stage afterwards.

"Hamilton" star and creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, who visited the White House recently and hasn't been shy about voicing politically-related opinions, didn't immediately mention the Vermont senator on his social media.

But he did post pictures with other celebrities in attendance Friday.

Sanders' rival, Hillary Clinton, also saw the show, but last year when it was Off Broadway, a "Hamilton" spokesman said.

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