Former Former FBI Director Comey, Wife Attend LGBT-Themed Musical In First Public Outing Since Being Fired

Fun Home

Former FBI director James Comey attended a Broadway musical matinee at the National Theater in Washington on Saturday, his first public appearance since being fired Tuesday by President Trump.

Comey and his wife, Patrice, were spotted at an afternoon performance of the LGBT-themed musical “Fun Home” — which tells the story of a “uniquely dysfunctional family” headed by “a volatile, brilliant, enigmatic father,” according to its Web site.

“Today James Comey and his wife Patrice joined us at #FunHome in Washington, D.C.,” read a tweet from the musical’s account.

ABC News adds:

“Fun Home” is a true story about cartoonist Alison Bechedel, who explores her own sexuality as a lesbian, and the suicide of her father, who led a gay, closeted life. It won a Tony Award in 2015 for best new musical.

One of the show’s lead producers, Barbara Whitman, told The New York Times that the Comeys purchased the tickets awhile ago. “Their daughter saw the tour in Chicago and told them they had to see it,” she said. “They were wiping away the tears as they came backstage to meet the cast. He said something to the effect of it was the best thing they could have picked for their first outing.”

The NY Post adds:

Afterward, the couple met the cast of the Tony Award-winning musical and posed for a backstage photo in Washington, D.C., where “both said they were really emotionally affected by the show,” star Kate Shindle said.

“It’s awfully moving, but I would imagine doubly so at the end of a week like this,” Shindle, a former Miss America, told the New York Times.

President Donald Trump on Tuesday, abruptly fired Comey, who was leading an investigation into possible collusion between the 2016 Trump campaign and Russian hackers seeking to influence the election.