Three same-sex couples with strong ties to the Broadway community were wed on the stage of the St. James Theater after last night’s performance of Hair. Intended to mark Sunday’s official start to marriage equality in New York State, the event was organized in part by Broadway Impact, the grassroots political group co-founded by the revival’s original leading man, Gavin Creel.
Among the happy couples, actor (and friend of The Broadway Blog) Ryan Dietz celebrated his lifetime commitment to playwright Josh Levine. We didn’t want to interrupt his “wedding night” but Ryan graciously sent over a few thoughts and a personal snapshot from the party on stage:
The best part of tonight was celebrating our relationship in front of family and friends and feeling so much love radiating from the audience and the cast of HAIR. We are both proud to be a part of the theatre community and citizens of New York!
Congratulations to Ryan & Josh and the hundreds of couples who made history over the past two days. (For more photo and video coverage of the event, head over to BroadwayWorld.com.)