June 13th, 2011
08:51 PM ET
Washington (CNN) – Democratic fundraisers are hoping the lyrics from the final song in the movie “Sister Act: “I will follow him, follow him wherever he may go,” will resonate with donors next week in New York City. They are gearing up for President Obama’s unique fundraising venue on Broadway at a performance of Sister Act: The Musical.
As part of a push to raise re-election funds ahead of the Federal Election Committee’s June 30th quarterly fundraising deadline, Whoopi Goldberg will host a performance of the show in the president’s honor, Democratic sources tell CNN.
All proceeds from the ticket sales go to the Obama Victory Fund and the Democratic National Committee. The cheap seats start at $250, one source said, but donors willing to shell out $10,000 will get their photo taken with the president.
While in New York City, President Obama will also attend a fundraising gala with the LGBT community.
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