This week, we have a special Valentine’s Day surprise for you! It’s way better than a box of chocolates. A dozen roses? Come on, those are just going to die in a week anyway. Our gift to you is a peek into the romantic, silly and sometimes completely wacky love lives of your favorite Broadway stars! In the first installment of our week-long series, we asked Jarrod Spector, Kelli O'Hara, Danny Burstein and more to tell us all about their childhood crushes. Who made these stars swoon? Find out below.
JARROD SPECTOR (BARRY MANN IN BEAUTIFUL)
“Winnie from The Wonder Years. Who else?”
COURTNEY REED (JASMINE IN ALADDIN)
“Sigh… Devon Sawa from Casper and Now and Then.”
SANTINO FONTANA (MOSS HART IN ACT ONE)
“That girl on The Mickey Mouse Club. I can’t remember her name, but she had crimped hair. Close second, Eggo waffles.”
KELLI O'HARA (FRANCESCA IN THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY)
“I have to say Kurt Russell. I mean, of course I had posters up all over of boys like Ricky Schroder and Corey Haim and Scott Baio. But KURT RUSSELL. He was my guy."
COREY COTT (JACK KELLY IN NEWSIES)
"Mary-Kate Olsen. Every time she had an on-screen kiss, whether it was Passport to Paris, Winning London or Our Lips Are Sealed, my heart sank that much more."
TERENCE ARCHIE (APOLLO CREED IN ROCKY)
“Wonder Woman… Any news anchor women in general.”
KARINE PLANTADIT (PERFORMER IN AFTER MIDNIGHT)
“A boy my age, five, who was missing a finger. He invited me to spend the weekend on his boat. At five, my parents did not agree, though I threw the best tantrum of my life.”
DANNY BURSTEIN (HERR SCHULTZ IN CABARET)
“Basically any girl. Sad. That’s really pathetic, isn’t it? LOL.”
Check back every day this week for more Valentine’s Day surprises!