Broadway Is for Lovers
BY: ELIZABETH DURAND STREISAND It’s Valentine’s Day! And while we all know a date night on Broadway beats dinner and a movie any time of year, sometimes the romance factor goes up a notch… just ask these Broadway fans! In honor of the holiday, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite romantic moments and traditions from our Spin Fam. From proposals to anniversaries and everything in between, these theater fans make us love the Great White Way just a little more. @Bwaybabenyc “We celebrate our wedding anniversary every year by wearing our wedding attire,” she revealed. She and her husband have been following this tradition for the last three years. “This past year we celebrated our wedding anniversary at Hamilton!” she added. “When I told the cast, we were invited back by Mandy and Austin to go backstage after the show.” @sebergin “My boyfriend and I spent our one-year anniversary at Dear Evan Hansen!” she exclaimed. “It was amazing to see a show live that we both absolutely love. It was a great way to celebrate our first trip around the sun!” @vlevy421 “I got engaged at Harry Potter and the Cursed Child!” she wrote. “My (now husband) called months in advance to get permission. They weren’t going to let us on stage for insurance reasons and he was going to propose in front of the stage. He got me to stay in the theater by having a poster signed by the entire cast and we were taking pictures in front of the stage (with my friends filming unbeknownst to me). “Then the stage manager said we should get on stage to take the picture! So we got on stage and then he popped the question!!” @taylorcmosley “We had our honeymoon to NYC specifically see Once on This Island a day before it closed. It was my first show to see in a Broadway theater, and my husband planned the whole thing as a surprise!” She added, “Fun fact: We stayed across the street from Circle in the Square and went to the hotel bar after the show and it turned out a bunch of the cast members came there to unwind. It was honestly the greatest trip ever!” @jkmckay “My husband proposed to me after seeing Waitress on Broadway last year,” she shared. “He tried to do it right outside the theatre, but he got nervous when Gavin Creel was signing programs at the stage door. We went for pie after and finally he got up the courage to ask once we got back to the Air BNB.” (We’d be too nervous to propose in front of Gavin Creel too!) “The next day we went to see Hamilton and sat in the third row. It was very romantic!” she added. She and her husband are both actors and they met doing a show together in Toronto… but they have plans to move to NYC (and closer to Broadway) soon! They got married in 2019 and we are living for this wedding pic: If you love Broadway but hate planning dates, spin the wheel with Broadway Roulette and let us do the planning for you! Every show on Broadway is in play!