Nancy Pelosi greeted with standing ovation by 'Springsteen on Broadway' audience


Guess she was "Born to Run" for office.

As Nancy Pelosi and her husband headed to their "Springsteen on Broadway" seats Tuesday night, nearby audience members burst into "spontaneous applause" that "quickly spread throughout the main floor and balcony of the theater," Page Six reports.

After the show, Bruce Springsteen's wife, Patti Scalifa, reportedly told the Democratic minority leader that when she heard the enthusiastic applause, she thought her husband had gone onstage early.

A number of prominent political figures have attended Springsteen's one-man performance, during which the iconic artist recites stories from his critically-acclaimed memoir and performs stripped-down renditions of his songs.

President Barack Obama and wife Michelle attended the show in March, and Bill and Hillary Clinton saw it in October.

While "Springsteen on Broadway" is not political in nature, the rocker modified part of his monologue after the February 2018 high school shooting in Parkland, Fla., musing about the students who rose together to mobilize for change.

And while he doesn't reference President Trump by name, Variety notes that during more recent performances, Springsteen has said, "I’ve seen things over the past year on American streets that I thought were resigned to other, uglier times. Folks trying to normalize hate, calling upon the most divisive, ugliest ghosts of our past. I hope we’re just going through a terrible chapter in the battle for the soul of our nation."