Connie Doto was excited to see “Hamilton’’ in Boston Tuesday night.
But the experience of catching the Broadway play was amplified when she spotted a few famous faces not on the stage, but in the crowd.
About three rows behind her, a couple sat smiling as they waited for the play to begin: It was New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and his wife, supermodel Gisele Bündchen.
“I just turned around and was like, ‘Oh my God,’’’ said Doto, owner of Connie Doto Realty Group in Methuen. “It was awesome. It made the night even more special to see them.’’
Doto shared a few pictures of Brady and Bündchen to Instagram, but said otherwise she didn’t want to bother the couple as they enjoyed an evening out together with two other people, who Doto assumed were their friends.
In one photo, Brady is seen standing up, a winter hat on his head.
“He is a tall man,’’ Doto wrote.
A second image shows them blending into the crowd, sitting at the end of a row.
Doto said in a telephone interview that people around them were very respectful.
“Honestly, the crowd didn’t bother him,’’ she said. “They were just taking pictures.’’
A second person who said they attended the play Tuesday also noticed Brady in the crowd.
“Sometimes the Universe doubles down when you least expect it. What a night!,’’ the person wrote on Instagram, using the hashtag #TomBrady.
“Hamilton,’’ a wildly popular hip-hop-based production about the life of Alexander Hamilton and the founding of the United States, was created by Lin-Manuel Miranda. It’s scheduled to run at the Boston Opera House from Sept. 18 through Nov. 18.