Valentine’s Day is only two days away, but before you light the fireplace and pig out on chocolates, get some inspiration from Broadway romance experts Corey Cott, Courtney Reed and Danny Burstein! We’ve spent the whole week grilling your favorite Broadway stars about their love lives. First, we got them to spill about their childhood crushes and reveal the wackiest places they’ve ever locked lips (who knew Kelli O’Hara jumps out of planes?!). Today, we asked them to tell us about the absolute best date they’ve ever had. Check out their answers below!
COREY COTT (Jack Kelly in Newsies)
"My wife and I took a twilight dinner cruise down the Seine River in Paris, docking underneath the Eiffel Tower and floating past the Louvre, Notre Dame, and other major sights—all the while drinking wine and eating a phenomenal meal. It felt like a Nicholas Sparks book."
COURTNEY REED (Jasmine in Aladdin)
"A home-cooked meal and watching the entire first season of Girls until falling asleep."
DANNY BURSTEIN (Herr Schultz in Cabaret)
"The first date with my wife, Rebecca [Luker]. I felt so lucky. Being with her on a date was quite heady for me because she was so beautiful. I never even dared dream I could be with someone so wonderful."
LIANA HUNT (Katherine in Newsies)
"A REALLY awesome 14-course meal at Moto in Chicago two years ago. I flew there for 24 hours on my day off while my boyfriend was touring through to celebrate Valentine’s Day with him. The dinner was his gift to me. He knows the way to my heart…FOOD."
ALLI MAUZEY (Glinda in Wicked)
"Mine and my husband’s first date. We took a stroll up near Lincoln Center and saw the movie Once. After the movie he asked what I thought—I guess my face lit up and I said, “It was wonderful.” For some reason that was very memorable for him. I had it engraved on the inside of his wedding band.”
RICHARD H. BLAKE (Tommy DeVito in Jersey Boys)
"At Mustang Sally's in New York. It technically wasn't a date but it was the first time my now wife and I ever went to eat together alone. We were doing Footloose and went there for lunch. It was the start of our relationship, which has been the best thing to ever happen to me."
KELLI O'HARA (Francesca in The Bridges of Madison County)
"I was picked up in the pouring rain on 57th and Broadway. Driven downtown to hear Phoebe Snow at Joe's Pub and then taken around the corner to the tiny Great Jones pub for barbecue and amazing conversation. The date lasted at least seven hours. Maybe longer."
TERENCE ARCHIE (Apollo Creed in Rocky)
"It began with a bad restaurant and my date's rebuke, and ended with a path bordered by candles, wines, chocolate, a hastily assembled choir composed of close friends, rose petals in a basin of warm water, a small pillow with something shiny on it, and the word 'Yes.'"
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