Valentine’s Day is all about romance, so Broadway.com decided to collect romantic stories (and ideas for celebrating the national day of love) from some of the most passionate people we know: Broadway stars! Read on for memories, menus and much more.
REBECCA FAULKENBERRY (Mary Jane Watson in Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark)
What is your happiest Valentine’s Day memory?
I honestly don't remember any amazing extravaganzas I had celebrating Valentine’s Day. I've probably had a few Valentine's Day dinners when I was dating someone, but this year I'll just celebrate that I'm a very happy, working, single lady—and I can buy myself dinner... unless, of course, someone's offering :-).
What was your biggest Valentine's Day disaster?
When I was 15, my boyfriend worked at a church where they were holding the Valentine’s Day Dance. Halfway through the dance, he brought me into an office room to give me my present. We had only been dating about two or three months, so you're still in the lovey dovey, need-to-impress stage. Well, I got an enormous teddy bear, a box of chocolates, a bouquet of flowers, a gold necklace (that said "#1 sweetheart" on it, naturally), a big card and whatever else; I can't remember. Anyway, I can hardly call that a disaster, but in my adolescence I was so embarrassed and overwhelmed to be showered with all these over-the-top gifts, I recall acting really ungrateful and SO embarrassed to carry my armful of gifts to my mum's car. Ya, wasn't so much the #1 sweetheart that night!
If you could spend Valentine's Day with any celebrity, who would you choose and why?
I would like to spend Valentine's Day with a celebrity who has access to a private plane so we can fly home to Bermuda for the day and go to the beach. And if he happens to come with really defined abs and lovely facial features, that will do too.
Keep checking back for more Valentine’s Day ideas from your favorite stars.