Barack Obama and daughter Malia attend 'The Price' on Broadway

The daddy-daughter duo met with the cast backstage.

Byby DAVID CAPLAN
February 25, 2017, 2:15 AM

— -- Former President Barack Obama surprised Broadway theater-goers Friday when he and daughter Malia attended the evening performance of "The Price."

The daddy-daughter duo headed backstage after the play -- a new revival of the Arthur Miller classic -- and met with the cast, including Mark Ruffalo, Danny DeVito, Tony Shalhoub and Jessica Hecht.

The Roundabout Theatre Company tweeted a photo of the pair with the cast, writing, "We are so honored to have had President @barackobama in our theater this evening for #ThePriceBway!"

PHOTO: Barack Obama, Danny DeVito, Mark Ruffalo and Jessica Hecht chat backstage at The Roundabout Theatre Company's production of "Arthur Miller's The Price" on Broadway at The American Airlines Theatre on February 24, 2017 in New York City.
The 44th President of The United States Barack Obama, Danny DeVito, Mark Ruffalo and Jessica Hecht chat backstage at The Roundabout Theatre Company's production of "Arthur Miller's The Price" on Broadway at The American Airlines Theatre on February 24, 2017 in New York City.
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PHOTO: Barack Obama, Mark Ruffalo, and Jessica Hecht chat backstage at The Roundabout Theatre Company's production of "Arthur Miller's The Price" on Broadway at The American Airlines Theatre on February 24, 2017 in New York City.
The 44th President of The United States Barack Obama, Mark Ruffalo, and Jessica Hecht chat backstage at The Roundabout Theatre Company's production of "Arthur Miller's The Price" on Broadway at The American Airlines Theatre on February 24, 2017 in New York City.
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PHOTO: Malia Obama and father 44th President of The United States Barack Obama pose backstage at The Roundabout Theatre Company's production of "Arthur Miller's The Price" on Broadway at The American Airlines Theatre on February 24, 2017 in New York City.
Malia Obama and father 44th President of The United States Barack Obama pose backstage at The Roundabout Theatre Company's production of "Arthur Miller's The Price" on Broadway at The American Airlines Theatre on February 24, 2017 in New York City.
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PHOTO: The 44th President of The United States Barak Obama, poses backstage at The Roundabout Theatre Company's production of "Arthur Miller's The Price" on Broadway at The American Airlines Theatre on February 24, 2017 in New York City.
The 44th President of The United States Barak Obama, poses backstage at The Roundabout Theatre Company's production of "Arthur Miller's The Price" on Broadway at The American Airlines Theatre on February 24, 2017 in New York City.
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The president and Malia were spotted leaving the American Airlines Theatre through a stage door, and were greeted by catcalls and shouts of "there he is!" by passers-by.

PHOTO: Barack Obama leaves the American Airlines Theatre in New York City after seeing "The Price" with daughter Malia on February 24, 2017.
Barack Obama leaves the American Airlines Theatre in New York City after seeing "The Price" with daughter Malia on February 24, 2017.
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In "The Price," a police officer feels that life has passed him by while he took care of his late father. He and his estranged brother must reunite to sell off their father's possessions.

The Obama clan is no stranger no Broadway, having attended several shows during his presidency, including "Hamilton," "A Raisin in the Sun," "Joe Turner's Come and Gone," "Memphis," "Kinky Boots," "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark," "Sister Act," "The Trip to Bountiful," "Motown the Musical" and "The Addams Family."

ABC News' Brendan Rand contributed to this report.

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