Many times the love story on stage transfers into real life! Many couples met on stage, and now are partners for real! Here are the best couples on Broadway today!
Leslie Odom Jr. and Nicolette Robinson
The story of the New York couple began when Odom Jr. worked as Billy Porter’s assistant director on Island. Robinson turned up for an audition and was cast as an actor who had to cancel due to a family death. She lost the role to another actress, but it was Odoms Jr., who brought her on the show, and he took over immediately.
Their fast-paced friendship soon turned into romance, and the couple are now expecting their first child. This adorable couple is seen falling in love on the set of “Leftovers” in New York City’s West End, but their story is proof that love is almost everywhere.
Julie Andrews and Blake Edwards
The two met on the way to see their therapist and after spotting Andrews in his car, he approached him and smashed his window.
Orfeh and Andy Karl
The couple who survived the show were Orfeh, Andy and Karl, who were successful in 2000 and led long and happy lives together until Edwards’ death in 2010. This was their second marriage and they adopted two young girls from Vietnam who had formed a mixed family with children from a previous marriage.
The couple met on the Broadway adaptation of Saturday Night Fever and have been on the New York stage ever since. The pair were in love when Karl joined the cast of the current show and after a brief five-month courtship they became engaged. Karl hid a ring in his jacket pocket before getting down on one knee and marrying the couple.
It just shows you that you can’t fight fate, you just have to fight for it, and in this case it’s the love of your life.
Christopher Jackson and Veronica Vazquez Jackson
After 17 years together, they are as in love as ever, remain each other’s biggest supporters and even play a love song in the hit musical “Legal Blonde.” Speaking of love at first sight, Tony Award nominee Christopher Jackson was head to head with his then-fiancee when he got a glimpse of her in what would later become “In the Heights.” When Jackson finally plucked up the courage to ask, a chemical test during the development of the series brought fiction into reality.
The rest is history, as they say, and they are still together, still in love with each other and still on the same page.
The couple are now enjoying raising their two children while promoting autism research and awareness. True romance goes on long after the curtain has fallen, and while there is no guarantee of finding a relationship the second time around, it is proof that love exists outside of history.
The best couples on Broadway are role models and are well-beloved by everyone!