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We Love You Broadway, Part I

February 10th, 2013

"Mama Mia!" (Photo: Joan Marcus)

The Broadway Blog asked some of our favorite theatre folks to tell us about their favorite Broadway love songs. Ah, love. While my high school cohorts were smoking weed on the football field and doing it in the back of a 1986 Chevette (yes, I’m dating myself,) I was swooning over Patti LuPone’s bullhorn vocals in the revival cast recording of “Anything Goes.”

Broadway was my lover before I knew how or whom I could love. While I experienced a bit of bullying and subsequently lashed out at a few kids myself during those years, nothing seemed to matter when I popped in the double length cassette of “Les Misérables” and dreamt of Marius and Cosette (actually Marius and Enjolras.)

Leading up to Valentine’s Day, the Broadway Blog will be showcasing some favorite romantic moments from the Great White Way. Have some of your own? Share them with us on Facebook.

Click through for our first two picks…

One of the first shows I saw on Broadway after moving to New York City in 1997 was the quaint musical “Triumph of Love” based on the 1732 Pierre de Marivaux play Le Triomphe de l’Amour. It lasted for a whopping 85 performances, but Susan Egan’s rousing performance of “Anything for Love” has stuck with me ever since.

Sutton Foster and “Thoroughly Modern Millie” was a match made in musical theater heaven. I still get goose bumps when I watch this clip.

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