Well, the Broadway.com prom is coming to a close: the punch is gone, crumpled carnations are scattered over the floor, and those two chaperones in the corner are dancing more provacatively than anyone else. Now, it's time to crown the prom king and queen of the Great White Way! It was a tight race, but we have our winners and runners-up. The votes are in, and here's who you picked!
1. Raoul and Christine, The Phantom of the Opera—16%
They’ve been around the longest out of any couple on Broadway, so it seems only fair to crown Raoul and Christine the prom king and queen of the Great White Way. And let’s face it, after those masquerades, these childhood playmates-turned-lovers would take home the crown and win best dressed. Just look out for the Phantom; he’s the jealous type and has some tricks up his sleeve. Better hope he hasn't seen Carrie.
2. Fiyero and Elphaba, Wicked—15%
Considering these two flee to live out their relationship in secrecy, plus that whole “wickedness must be punished “ thing, the denizens of Oz probably wouldn’t vote Fiyero and Elphaba for prom king and queen. But that’s fine, because we will! Who doesn’t love a good underdog story? And you know they’d turn it out on the Ozdust Ballroom dance floor.
3. Marius and Cosette, Les Miserables —10%
OK, so “A Heart Full of Love” is probably the most awkward kind of flirting imaginable…and that’s before you take into account your third wheel lurking behind (sorry, Eponine). But that’s what makes these two so adorable. Enjoy the prom, Cosette, because spoiler alert: your wedding night is kind of a bummer.