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BWW's 4th What's The Most Romantic Broadway Love Song Ever? 2009 Adds From Mathis to Menzel to Perez to Prince

If you told us three years ago that we would have had some of the biggest stars and leaders in the industry telling us what their favorite love song from a Broadway musical is, even WE wouldn't have believed you. Click here to view the complete list

In our fourth year, we've gotten more responses than ever, to add to the first three years of great names that we have already assembled, for one of BroadwayWorld.com's most popular features. Welcome to the 2009 edition of "What's the Most Romantic Broadway Love Song Ever?" compiled by Editor-in-Chief Robert Diamond and the BroadwayWorld.com Editorial Team. Since over the first three years of this popular feature we have already heard from so many stars, actors, performers and people in the business, this year, we reached out even further, to prove that EVERYONE loves Broadway, Broadway musicals, love songs and Valentine's Day.

This year's new entries bring the grand total of responses to over 400 and include Johnny Mathis, Perez Hilton, The New York Times' Ben Brantley, Idina Menzel, Eden Espinosa, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Betty Buckley, Carol Channing, Cynthia Nixon, Phyllis Diller, Florence Henderson, Marsha Mason, Laura Osnes, John Schneider, Adam Shankman, Frank Wildhorn, Jonathan Tunick, Paul Gemignani, Hal Prince, Donna McKechnie, the cast of HAIR and more!

They join past entries from stars, legends and luminaries like Barry Manilow, Bruce Lundvall, Phil Birsh, Rex Reed, Polly Bergen, Cheyenne JacksonMimi Hines, Kristin Chenoweth, Lea Michele, Christine Estabrook, Lauren Nelson, Olivia Newton John, Liza Minnelli, Rob Marshall, Bob Mackie, Cloris Leachman, Il Divo's Sebastien Izambard, Debby Boone, Israeli cantor David (Dudu) Fisher, Neil Patrick Harris, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Joan Rivers, David Hasselhoff, Scott Frankel, Michael Crawford, Angela Lansbury, Nathan Lane, Robert Goulet, Sara Ramirez, Amy Irving, Jane Monheit, Craig Zadan, John Lloyd Young, Patti LuPone, Jonathan Pryce, Lea Salonga, Michael Musto, Sam Harris, Anthony Rapp, Bruce Vilanch, Michael Riedel, Tyne Daly & More.

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Robert Diamond Robert Diamond founded BroadwayWorld.com in 2003, which has now become the largest theatre web site in the world. He also serves as the site's Editor-in-Chief, covering Broadway and beyond, with specific local coverage for 100 cities in the United States, 30 countries worldwide and 15 other related areas of entertainment - including dance, opera, fashion, concerts, comedy, films, television and more.

The 2001 Syracuse University graduate (School of Information Studies) is also the owner of Wisdom Digital Media, an award-winning leading design company for entertainment and technology web sites. In his previous life, he held an executive position for the world's leading publisher of technology magazines, web sites and conferences and, as a result, was named among the "Top thirty magazine industry executives under the age of 30" by FOLIO Magazine.

Diamond got his start in the entertainment field, accidentally, when he created the 'official web site' (while in college) for Michael Crawford, the popular actor and original Tony and Olivier Award-winning star of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. (He still blames Crawford - and credits him - for anything that goes particularly right or wrong during an average day.)

As a respected member of the Broadway and theatre community, Diamond also served as Lead Producer for a series of sold-out shows using the BroadwayWorld.com 'brand' for a set of 'Standing Ovations' concerts, which also branched out into titles that included Holiday Shows and even more specific concerts like 'From Stage to Screen and Back Again' in tandem with publishers and movie studios. All proceeds were in turn donated to Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS, the industry's leader in aid for performers in need.

Robert lives in Manhattan with his wife and two dogs, growing the business and getting little sleep. In addition, you can usually find him in a theatre many nights a week.

Robert's very popular blog, 'The Broadway Pulse' appears daily on BroadwayWorld.com and he also writes weekly about theatre for the USA Network's Character Approved blog.

In December of last year, Diamond was one of 5 Syracuse University Alumni, all having achieved success in the world of start-ups, business growth and venture capital, participating on a panel addressing young alumni who are currently pursuing their dreams of running their own business and experiencing the day to day challenges of a startup. It is part of the university's new Student Accelerator Program, for which Rob was recommended by Syracuse University's i-School.