Now THIS is a great idea for a fundraiser: “Barack on Broadway”

The US 2008 presidential race has arrived on Broadway with a special one-night event featuring Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, entitled Barack on Broadway.

The evening will be directed by Tony Award winner George C Wolfe and will feature readings of the works from some of America?s most famous playwrights, including Eugene O?Neil, Arthur Miller, Thornton Wilder, Clifford Odets, Tennessee Williams, David Mamet, Tony Kushner and August Wilson.

The event is closed to the press, but open to the public with a price tag ranging from $250 to $2,300 per ticket. That top price will allow the purchaser to meet Obama at a private reception before the show.