STAGE TUBE: Inside Ricky and Rod's Gay Wedding!
The Tony Award-winning musical AVENUE Q celebrated same-sex marriage in the State of New York yesterday, July 24th when two of the show's stars - same-sex puppets Rod and Ricky -- exchanged vows in tandem with their flesh and blood Brothers and Sisters (and straight couples, too!), who were married on the historic day of same-sex marriage in New York. Go inside the ceremony by clicking below!
In attendance at the brief wedding ceremony was also AVENUE Q's Kate Monster, who served as Flower Girl. Also in attendance for the historic wedding ceremony will be AVENUE Q's Jennifer Barnhart, Jed Resnick and Howie Michael Smith.
The wedding was officiated by Amy Hausman, an All Peoples Wedding Officiant for the Starlight Rainbow Wedding Initiative.
Having met and fallen in love on stage 3,267 times since AVENUE Q opened on Broadway in 2003 before transferring to New World Stages two years ago, Rod and Ricky and the countless fans who love them are thrilled that they can celebrate their love and finally make their union official with the passage of the historic same-sex marriage law last month.
Now in its 9th year in New York -- and with productions in countries around the world -- AVENUE Q is a three-time Tony Award-winning musical about people and puppets fresh out of college in search of their purposes in life, living as neighbors in an outer-borough of New York City.
In AVENUE Q, Rod, a Wall Street banker, and Ricky, a "Chelsea boy," meet through an online personal ad placed by Rod's best friend and slacker roommate Nicky. It is love at first sight. And the rest is soon to become history!!